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What do y'all think this bass weighs

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GREAT PANFISH OPTS IN NW PA

Just got back from my visit to northwestern Pennsylvania and fished with a group of crappie and bass fishing experts at the 2014 Pennsylvania Crappie Camp, organized and set up by PA outdoor writer Darl Black. Great time, great people and great fishing in this part of the state. Here's the short version...

We had 5 boats in the water from Monday thru Thursday, with writers and crappie tourney pros and local experts fishing Pymatuning, Shenango, Conneaut and then Ohio's Mosquito Lake.…

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Posted on May 16, 2014 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments

Carroll County Times Article on Jeffrey Abney

As per request of BBG members, I will try to post the article from my files about our recent trip to the rivers of the Albermarle. This appeared in this Sundays issue of the Carroll County Times...one of the regional column I do on fishing in the Mid Atlantic region.

SLABBIN%20In%20the%20Swamps.doc

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 7:15am — 5 Comments

STATS ON PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE BLUEGILL FISHERIES

Ok y'all, this will be a quick hit opener on the stats I have on quality bluegill waters in my region, as I am still reviewing the numbers as this blog will progress. But for now, here are some interesting statistics I have accumilated over the past 12 years concerning bluegills in my regional, or 'home' waters.

Of the 112 lakes/ponds that I have fished over the past 12 years, the number of lakes that have produced 8 inch or better sized bluegill ( my personal minimum for 'quality'…

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Posted on October 5, 2013 at 8:23pm — 5 Comments

BLUEGILL CAKES REVISITED!

Okay y'all...here we go! First, fillet about 15 quality sized gills ( 8-9.5 inches), skin them, and check thoroughly for bone removal. Put a pot of water on medium heat and add the fillets, bringing the pot eventually to a slow boil. As the pot heats up, occasionally stir the fillets, as they will break down and flake nicely.…

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Posted on September 29, 2013 at 6:57pm — 10 Comments

EASY PINBONE REMOVAL FOR BLUEGILL FILLETS

Just a quick blog for those who want to remove the pinbones from their bluegill fillets. In the pic below, the fillet has been started and the top of the ribcage is exposed...

At this point simply lift the fillet by peeling it back with your thumb. With cold fillets ( fish that have been on ice) the pinbones…

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Posted on September 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

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At 8:58am on February 11, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Hope you had a good time then Jim !

At 11:58am on February 10, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Hey Jim , you involved in this show at all?: https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/

How far is Harrisburg from you ?

At 4:44am on January 20, 2016, Gary Boysen said…

Wow, thanks Jim. Great new spots to check out. I really appreciate the tips. Hope to see you along the way one of these days. Once school lets out in June I'm really looking forward to a road trip or two to investigate some of these honey holes.

At 6:23am on November 23, 2015, Steve Crowder said…
That is the original NuCanoe Jim. Really stable and comfortable. But slow and heavy. Guide Boat is light and fast.
At 10:36pm on June 2, 2015, Jacob Hill said…

Hey Jim I decided before my senior year of high school I'd make the really really difficult decision to not come on the site for a while. I had a lot of work to do between work and school and college applications that I just needed to focus on that stuff for a while. I still got out and fished a bit but I've really missed seeing your guys catches and most of all talking fishing with all of the extremely knowledgable people on the site. 

At 8:05pm on June 2, 2015, Jimmy Lawrence said…
Hey!. We can talk fishing anytime. I chase the gills non stop on my flyrod. I've got exceptional fishing around here. I love them and take pictures when I can.
At 6:30pm on April 13, 2015, DAVID L EITUTIS said…

OUTSTANDING JIM AND GLAD LINDA MADE IT THROUGH FINE BUDDY !!!!

At 8:02am on March 25, 2015, richard said…

Jim What names are those jigs that you have on display

At 6:41am on March 18, 2015, John Sheehan said…

Jim!-Those jigs you made and gave me look excellent! Cant wait for some open water to give them a workout .Thanks very much for your kindness and generosity my friend!

At 3:03pm on March 17, 2015, Eric Pierce said…

Hello Jim,

I received your package today my friend. Thank you very much for the surprise....I'll get some picks up of everything I've gotten from you all as soon as I can figure out how photo bucket works and can down load my camera....don't know if it's me or this ancient lap top but having some difficulties all around with this thing....thank you again for the surprise and will see what I can catch with them very soon. Eric

 
 
 

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ALL FRIED UP;; PERFECT

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"Thanks Keith. It was fun took about a half hour to get it in."
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THE NAME IS;; BRAVETTI

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ALL FRIED UP;; PERFECT

"Man I can't believe I missed supper again."
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ALL FRIED UP;; PERFECT

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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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"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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