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What a weird year! So many fish caught! Here's why!

One thing's for sure: the amount of rainfall can affect fish location patterns like no tomorrow! Fish were gone from the areas in all waters due to a 3 yr. drought ending last fall. Even locations…Continue

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What a weird year! So many fish caught! Here's why!

One thing's for sure: the amount of rainfall can affect fish location patterns like no tomorrow! Fish were gone from the areas in all waters due to a 3 yr. drought ending last fall. Even locations…Continue

Started yesterday

What a weird year! So many fish caught! Here's why!

One thing's for sure: the amount of rainfall can affect fish location patterns like no tomorrow! Fish were gone from the areas in all waters due to a 3 yr. drought ending last fall. Even locations…Continue

Started yesterday

Superstition, truth or somewhere in between

Superstition - any blindly accepted belief.Example: An angler catches fish on a cloudy day on a particular lure design, color and action and continues to do so in the future.A few things enters his…Continue

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Frank Manuele replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"Uni-knot - always - for line to jig or line to line. Four wraps through the loop holds fine. "
Aug 7
Kelly Peterson replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"How do you attach the leader to braid,via a barrel swivel or back to back uni knots? Which knot do you use for tying jig to leader?"
Aug 7
Frank Manuele replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"As far as leader test or material to prevent toothy critters stealing your bait, I have used very find wire permanently attached to the eye of my jigs. Granted, it inhibits the action of some lures, but I still have to use them more to see by how…"
Aug 7
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Superstition, truth or somewhere in between

Superstition - any blindly accepted belief.Example: An angler catches fish on a cloudy day on a particular lure design, color and action and continues to do so in the future.A few things enters his mind why the lure works, individually or collectively:1. This  particular lure design, color and action represent a certain prey animal to fish that they are feeding on that day or hour2. This color will work for many similar lure designs3. The lure's design was mostly responsible for the lure's…See More
Aug 7
Frank Manuele replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"Yes. I don't care for them and just used them to illustrate the wire keeper idea. Ball heads are the only jigs I use other than maybe a slim bullet shaped head when using slim plastic trout worms.  Looking at the picture with weeds in…"
Aug 7
Frank Manuele replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"Any reason for not using a 4-6 foot FC leader to prevent this braid line bow? IMO you loose some of the zero stretch of braid. How can one do a really slow retrieve with pauses and keep from being snagged on bottom without a float? With light jig…"
Aug 7
Frank Manuele replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Light jigs and lures that catch everything!
"I like the expression wire keeper. That's what I'll call it from now on. Thanks and good luck fishing."
Aug 6
Rob Bowen replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Light jigs and lures that catch everything!
"I guess there is nothing new. I hadn't heard of the Ned tech before. I tied a few jigs with wire keepers on th hook. If it stops raining, I'll give them a try."
Aug 5
Frank Manuele replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Light jigs and lures that catch everything!
Aug 5
Rob Bowen replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Light jigs and lures that catch everything!
"In the bass fishing world there is a a technique called Ned Rig. It is the bass version of what you have discovered. Small soft plastics on light jigs. The soft plastics they use are positively buoyant, so they ride tail up when they are sitting on…"
Aug 5
Frank Manuele replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
""no problem casting 30-40 feet plus" Ball bearings and a smooth turn of the bail adds to lure control and retrieve variety. Great, now it's just a matter of feeling the slight tick of the strike transmitted by one or more strikes by…"
Aug 5
Kelly Peterson replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"What are those flat sided jig heads called, Darter?"
Aug 4
Kelly Peterson replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"Here are a couple pictures from my local flowage. This is the upper end where the river comes into it."
Aug 4
Kelly Peterson replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"When walleye fishing I always use fluorocarbon leaders 2-3 feet long. I have 4-8# FC for leaders so will give that a try with the jigs. Have had too many toothy fish take my presentations over the years and break of that got in the habit of tying…"
Aug 4
Kelly Peterson replied to Frank Manuele's discussion Why lures over live bait?
"All of mine have anti-reverse but I've never use it. They all have the same ratio and vary from 6.5 ounces to just less than 6 and have small spools. With my set ups have no problem casting 30-40 feet plus."
Aug 4

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Fished another West Point lake today - what a difference a day makes!

Tuesday was mediocre as far as fishing goes, with only 28 caught of the usual species: largemouth, sunfish, perch and crappie. But Wed. on a different lake was like night and day! The weather was different : overcast with sprinkles vs. sunny; the lakes were much different: the previous lake is much larger and deeper with miles of wetlands; the lake yesterday 25' shallower with no wetlands but with a rip rap dam at one end and a long steep bank with overhangs.

Both lakes have produced…

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Posted on September 1, 2016 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

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At 4:19pm on August 9, 2016, carl hendrix said…

FRANK;; THOMAS DONNELLY IS TRYING TO CONTACT YOU ON YOUR PLASTIC BAITS;  HE WORKS  LATE NITE SHIFT

At 6:49am on January 2, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Frank to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..

 

 
 
 

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ALL FRIED UP;; PERFECT

"Man I can't believe I missed supper again."
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"Yea she will be upset but she will understand that I don't need her around to take my fish off."
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Hibrid Striper

"Took way to long. It took so long my fishing was over had to head back to the house. All in all was…"
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"Thanks Carl. Some perch will be coming out of there shortly and visiting us at the supper table."
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"ON A CHUB SONNY ??  WHAT A HAND HIDDER THIS ONE IS !"
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"If I caught 3 or 4 I'd of kept them for Friday since that's why I put them in there to…"
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"THE FISH WHISPER ;; SHOWING OFF ANOTHER HUGE LP COPPERNOSE !  CONGRATS TO YA SONNY"
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"ALL IN THE HAND !!  GREAT LOOKING L;P  COPPERNOSE SONNY !"
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Late August Gills.......

"ANOTHER CAROLINA MARSH BIG GILL !!  IMPRESSIVE AS ALWAYS JEFFERY !"
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Late August Gills.......

"ALRIGHT !!  THE CAROLINA MARADUR IS BACK IN ACTION !!  HOPE YOUR DOING BETTER NOW JEFFERY…"
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