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A Fish of Lifetime...Maybe Two
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Tactics for Ice Out Panfish
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Amazing stats on Bass catches Jim !"
Mar 1
Jim Gronaw commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"I just started using blades...try the Damiki Vault at 1/2 oz for those big ice out pickerel and bass. Rip em up off the bottom and keep a tight line on the fall back. Most strikes are on the fall. If in a boat just vertical jig them."
Feb 28
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Yes John she was heavy...not a six but certainly over 5. We got 35 bass over 20 inches last year with a pair of seven pounders and a number of fives."
Feb 28
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Excellent Bass! 'bout 5# I guess."
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Blade Bait Crappie at 14 inches

"Hope all is well with you and your gang...catch a bunch!"
Feb 28
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Thanks guys! We were locked up with skim ice til this week so I did get back out for a few dinks..."
Feb 28
Jim Gronaw commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Wow John nice work!! No ice fishing here this year as we had only skim ice recently and that kept us from doing any kind of fishing. Did get some blade bait bass, big crappie and a few dink gills between the sheets of ice here and there."
Feb 28

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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

Here are the photos with the text...…

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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.

Next, drain the fish meat thoroughly in a…

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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 will remain intact to the ribs as you peel. You can lay the…

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

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At 10:42pm on August 23, 2017, carl hendrix said…

TO ONE  OF THEGREATEST GUYS ON BBG------------  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM !!  REALLY WISH I HAD KNOWN SOONER;; WOOULD HAVE SENT YOU SOMETHING !

At 11:04am on August 23, 2017, John Sheehan said…

Yes, Happy Birthday Jim !

At 11:00am on August 23, 2017, Slip Sinker said…
Happy birthday Jim!
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 !!!!

 
 
 

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pat left a comment for carl hendrix
"I have gone on ebay and ordered line through them I have had good luck with these lines and they…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Oh I see you've done that in the past"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Bruce! Good to hear from you .5 times huh ,good Man! I only got out twice. How'd you do ?Any…"
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Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"I don't know how to begin a new topic, although this one is a sad one. My ice is done for the…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Sounds great ,thanks Jim!"
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John Sheehan commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Amazing stats on Bass catches Jim !"
Mar 1
Jim Gronaw commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"I just started using blades...try the Damiki Vault at 1/2 oz for those big ice out pickerel and…"
Feb 28
Jim Gronaw commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Yes John she was heavy...not a six but certainly over 5. We got 35 bass over 20 inches last year…"
Feb 28
John Sheehan commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Excellent Bass! 'bout 5# I guess."
Feb 28
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Great Crappie Jim ! I'll have to give blade baits a try!"
Feb 28
John Sheehan commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
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Blade Bait Crappie at 14 inches

"Hope all is well with you and your gang...catch a bunch!"
Feb 28
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New Winter, Open Water PB

"Thanks guys! We were locked up with skim ice til this week so I did get back out for a few dinks..."
Feb 28
Jim Gronaw commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Wow John nice work!! No ice fishing here this year as we had only skim ice recently and that kept…"
Feb 28
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21,1/2"Bowfin/Dogfish

"According to this chart a 21.5" Bowfin weighs close to 3.5 #   Chapter 17:…"
Feb 27
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"6#11oz. Channel Cat hit a Trolled Crankbait in the Dog Days of Summer,"
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"Thanks Jeffrey!"
Feb 26
John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"1st time i heard of Leadcore line was on a fishing trip to Maine years ago. .I was there for…"
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dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Unfortunately for me all I have now is my plug never used. I was good till he got talking lead line."
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