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Winter has returned!
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It was 76° here in southern Ohio yesterday afternoon. This afternoon I saw a few snow flurries fall, and right now it's 32° outside.Next Friday (unless there's ice - not likely according to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Geisler Mar 11.

The ground is getting farther away!
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Just confirmed what I had thought was happening - the ground is getting farther away!Took the puppy out for his evening "potty break" and noticed night crawlers were out all over the lawn. The old…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Cooper Feb 23.

Wind from the East fish bite least.....
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But a few still did bite!4 small crappies and 6 'gills before my old back had all the fun it could take for this session.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Cooper Feb 20.

warm enough to hit the lake today!
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Warmed up after a few days of cold weather, but the water is still very cold. Had to try the new Echo Glass 8'6" 4wt fly rod out, so I focused on catching a bluegill. Wasn't easy, but I finally got…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carl hendrix Feb 6.

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john replied to Mike Cooper's discussion Couldn't stand it any longer - had to have a new rod.
"i have an old eagle claw 7ft 6 weight. It was passed to me when my father passed. Its a glass rod and has a lot slower action than im used to but ive found that in windy conditions that rod really excells at pushing the line through the wind. My…"
Jun 15
Tinknocker1 commented on Mike Cooper's photo
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"when i have a bed located i pick them bulls off with my 1 wt .....nice pic Mike"
Jun 10
carl hendrix commented on Mike Cooper's photo
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"HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA;; MIKE;; THE REAL FUN;; HAS JUST BEGUN !!  YO UWILL VERY SOON REALISE;; WHY WE GO TO SMALLER WT FLY RODS !    TO MUCH;; PURE FUN !!"
Jun 10
dick tabbert commented on Mike Cooper's photo
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"You'll love it that's about 90 percent of my flyrod fishing is my 2wt. But beware there are bass out there and talk about rod bending."
Jun 10
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Picked up a new 2wt fly rod for 'gill fishin'. The 9' rod sure bends with even a 7-8" 'gill on the end of the leader!
Jun 10
Mike Cooper commented on Jonathan Titshaw's photo
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Red Breast

"WOW! Nice one!"
Jun 10
Mike Cooper commented on Larry Whichard's photo
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"Sorry to hear of your losses.  If you're anything like me it really hits you when you pull in a good fish and realize they aren't there to congratulate you."
Jun 10
Mike Cooper replied to Shawn Allison's discussion If you could only use one bait for the rest of your life what would it be?
"For year-round action when targeting 'gills I would have to say waxworms have been my best producing bait. I usually just use my self-tied flies in the warmer months when the 'gills are more aggressive, though. (never have to worry about…"
Jun 10
Mike Cooper commented on Doug Martz's photo
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12 1/2 Inches!

"Great catch!"
May 15
Mike Cooper commented on dick tabbert's photo
May 15
Mike Cooper commented on dick tabbert's photo
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Cheyenne catches the Swanton monster

"Nice cat there! Congratulations to her!"
May 15
Mike Cooper commented on Adam Rink's photo
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Rainbow Trout (4-14-17)

"Nice limit of trout there! The ones stocked in the local lake here (Adams) are gone now, but they are fun while they last. A fly rod is fun to catch them with, too."
May 2
Mike Cooper commented on Slip Sinker's photo
Apr 26
Mike Cooper replied to Damon Toney's discussion Tried to go fishing, ran truck into ditch
"Hope you got it out without too much trouble."
Apr 26
Mike Cooper replied to Johnny's discussion Need a new spinning reel, which one ?
"Bought a Pflueger President last year and it's a very good reel for a very reasonable price!"
Apr 25
Mike Cooper commented on Keith Ritter's photo
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Bull with a Bullet Hole

"Great looking catch!"
Apr 25

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At 12:32pm on February 17, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Mike 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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Slip Sinker commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
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Quarry Gill

"Nice fish and snap Jim!"
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Long Ear

"wow!... that fish just pops with color!"
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Slip Sinker commented on carl hendrix's photo
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ALL FRIED UP;; PERFECT

"Looks great Carl!"
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dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
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Hibrid Striper

"Thanks Keith. It was fun took about a half hour to get it in."
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Keith Ritter commented on dick tabbert's photo
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Hibrid Striper

"Way to go Dick. Nice fish."
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dick tabbert commented on carl hendrix's photo
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THE NAME IS;; BRAVETTI

"One nice looking machine."
10 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on carl hendrix's photo
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ALL FRIED UP;; PERFECT

"Man I can't believe I missed supper again."
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Lord of the Fly , Rods commented on carl hendrix's photo
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ALL FRIED UP;; PERFECT

"Yum, Yum !!!!!"
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carl hendrix posted photos
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dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
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Kitty Fish

"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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dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
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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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dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
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Perch

"Thanks Carl. Some perch will be coming out of there shortly and visiting us at the supper table."
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carl hendrix commented on LedHed's photo
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"ON A CHUB SONNY ??  WHAT A HAND HIDDER THIS ONE IS !"
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dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
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Perch

"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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carl hendrix commented on LedHed's photo
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"THE FISH WHISPER ;; SHOWING OFF ANOTHER HUGE LP COPPERNOSE !  CONGRATS TO YA SONNY"
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carl hendrix commented on LedHed's photo
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"ALL IN THE HAND !!  GREAT LOOKING L;P  COPPERNOSE SONNY !"
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carl hendrix commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Late August Gills.......

"ANOTHER CAROLINA MARSH BIG GILL !!  IMPRESSIVE AS ALWAYS JEFFERY !"
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carl hendrix commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Late August Gills.......

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

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