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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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Mike Cooper replied to Damon Toney's discussion Ultimate Panfish Reel?
"I'm interested in it! Looks like it would be great for vertically fishing jigs, but can you actually cast with it without backlashing it? What price range would it be in?"
Feb 10, 2018
Mike Cooper replied to Leo Nguyen's discussion A happy 2018 New Year!
"A  HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Dec 31, 2017
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The ground is getting farther away!

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 light went on! Free bait for a trip to the lake tomorrow!Went back out with my flashlight (actually a LED headlamp) and an empty coffee can (just like I did 50 or 60 years ago) and picked up 25 or 30 for tomorrow. But it seems like I had to reach a lot farther than I did back then? Decided to just…See More
Feb 22, 2017
John Sheehan replied to Mike Cooper's discussion Wind from the East fish bite least.....
"Good for you Mike! Not at all bad for a February day from shore .I got skunked trying to catch a February Pickerel from shore today .The only month I don't have archived for Pickerel catches"
Feb 20, 2017
Mike Cooper replied to Damon Toney's discussion Furled Leaders?
"They're made of small diameter line twisted up to form a taper. Very flexible, less memory, and few wind knots. All I use since I tried them years ago. I'd recommend trying one!"
Aug 24, 2016
carl hendrix commented on Mike Cooper's photo
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spillway bass (5lb 7oz - 22in) july 8

"HOPE YOU GET OVER YOUR BACK PROBLEMS;; PULLING IN THOSE NICE  SIZED GREEN CARP  WIL DEFINITLY HELP !"
Aug 23, 2016
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spillway bass (5lb 7oz - 22in) july 8

"Back off after some time off from the computer. had to cut back on computer time due to health issues (back problems) and also had to cut down on fishing time, too. Finally found a doctor that I think is on the right track. Had injections in my…"
Aug 23, 2016
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ul spin jig

"Not much time to fish today, so I tried one of the 1/64 oz jigs I tied a few weeks ago. Fished in shallow muddy (more rain recently) water under a thill slip float they worked, but the action was slow. Not sure why, but the picture rotated when I…"
May 12, 2016
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May 12, 2016
Mike Cooper commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
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Tom Gronaw's New Personal Best

"Nice one! Congratulations!"
May 12, 2016
Mike Cooper commented on Gerome Hilliard's photo
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"That's what I consider a good one where I usually fish!"
May 12, 2016
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May 10, 2016 #1

"Nice fish! Congratulations!"
May 11, 2016
Mike Cooper commented on Andrea Hunt's photo
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"Does she talk softly when she's fishing? Might be a bluegill whisperer! lol"
May 11, 2016
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Is It Safe to Swim Here?

"I can hear the music from "Jaws" playing in my head!"
May 11, 2016

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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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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Bad start 1/22/19 to the ice fishing season .Greg and I got skunked where we did so well 2 years…"
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John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Pickerel on the Fly in the group pickerel fishermen
"keep in touch Jim ,hope you're very happy with the move!"
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jim cosgrove replied to John Sheehan's discussion Pickerel on the Fly in the group pickerel fishermen
"Your link covers it better than i could John.Not many pickerel in these parts.They are here and…"
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Mike Merriner replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Looking for a 4’ ice rod
"Hi-Slip  I can relate to your jigging issues, I fish a lot in the winter and do hole hop…"
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Ice Fishing!

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Gillette's Lake

"Thanks.  Didn't catch one fish.  Darn tiny Yellow Perch stealing our bait.  We…"
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Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's status
"Thanks John.......closest to me that normally has ice......Maryland sometimes but rare in these…"
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"Hey Jeff- 8" today ... big time cold came through and up and down temps are ridiculous . Not…"
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Gillette's Lake

"...Congratulations!"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's status
"Hey Jeff- 8" today ... big time cold came throght and up and down temps are ridiculous . Not…"
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Gillette's Lake

"Nice picture Allen....."
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Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's status
"Glad you guys got out John.......your efforts will pay off in the long run........How thick was the…"
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John Sheehan posted a status
"shameful skunking on ice at Monksville Reservoir today . I know it seems like I'm lying but it felt good to get out with brother Greg ."
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Slip Sinker replied to John Sheehan's discussion Pickerel on the Fly in the group pickerel fishermen
"One entertaining video comes to mind, fly fishing for N.Pike"
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pickerel fishermen

for those who want to catch more and bigger of this overlooked species
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John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Pickerel on the Fly in the group pickerel fishermen
"Thanks for the encouragement Jim -Have you ever targeted Pike or Pickerel with a Fly rod I am still…"
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The January Full Moon is This Weekend.......

"The pictures have been cool......so much technology these days......."
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