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A great way to fish for deep water b.gills! Summer, Fall and Winter!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by tracy willis 14 hours ago.

Bluegill fishing with a drone... very entertaining!
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Micro Jigging the Shallows for B.Gill
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I setup this video to record an outing like the trip previous where I was slamming the panfish on the Lil Minnow… I got to my spot the fish were there and but not as responsive… just nipping the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Jun 30.

Summer Rain Gear Suggestions
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I usually don’t like fishing out in the rain… lately, it’s been no choice but to do so here in Michigan. The spotty showers have been unpredictable and have been popping up suddenly at any time…Continue

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Slip Sinker added a discussion to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
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Get Updated Ice thickness Reports on Android ... Download "Ice Reports"

Here’s a great little app that is really popular with the ice fishermen… “Ice Report”… ive been using it most of last season and I am currently looking forward to it’s use for this season… check it out.See More
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Best of 2017..........

" wow! beautiful specimen!"
6 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"3” on my back yard pond…. Usually similar to the local sheltered natural lakes without current… I like to fish in 4-6” to start… I was hoping that would be this weekend. With single digits the next couple nights for…"
7 hours ago
tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion A great way to fish for deep water b.gills! Summer, Fall and Winter!
"good video, i like the lindners, they always stress the importance of releasing those bigger gills.  i like the dropshot rig and have been using a microspoon in the 1/12 and 1/8 0z size with the treble replaced with a short shank hook and a…"
14 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170614-Needle in a Hundred Haystacks my intentions were to get some sonar mapping done on what is quickly becoming one of my favorite bodies of water. I took my sonar to the bench loaded a new micro sd card and prepared the unit for a day of…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170610-Fishing with Family during the Full Moon Period…. After yesterdays lower than expected results with the lunkers on the full moon I decided to take the family to one of my most productive lakes… private with no public access or…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"  20170609-I had all the numbers working for me today!... full moon with a a 96% rating, low 70’s water temps, classic productive methods of presentation and historic waypoints of hotspots occurring this time of year… except…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"Thanks Leo… My sister and brother in law just recently bought a cabin on this lake. I sure will be taking advantage of the situation. LOL...Ive found good fishing on this lake in terms of large quantities of eater slot fish… hope to…"
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Leo Nguyen replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"Very nice. Looks like you need to visit this water hole a bit more often."
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170629- found myself fishing a lake I have only logged a couple trips on in my fishing history. It is known for quantities of small B.Gill (not stunted) with some hard to get trophies hunkering down in some very clear waters… gin clear with…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170828-timed an outing at the last minute to catch a Major solunar period just before dusk. When you have a solunar major or minor overlapping a sunrise sunset your usually in for a great trip. I arrived at the boat launch 1 hr before the Major…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170922-what a heck of a short term streak on the long-cast/.016 oz jig/pink waxie or nite crawler bit…. 2 days and two trophy fish. I set out for the morning on a flat lake on a beautiful summer day to continue the streak on a great spot…"
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Slip Sinker commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's status
"…I HATE TRANSITION PERIODS!!!"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170921-Earl and I setup another trip… this time it would be on the local reservoir that I have experienced the hot bite. The schedule was the same as yesterday and earl had to be at the dock at 13:30 so he would be missing some of the peak…"
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"…beautiful dog!"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20171209----~~<")))))><(---*Ice Transition Period*-- Low 30's"
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"…Congrats!"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170919-today was the day of the New Moon one of the highest percentage day for productivity and a great chance to tag that trophy fish as well as numbers of fish. At 97% solunar activity rating I’m on the water! I’ve been doing well…"
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Cracking the code on Pratt Lake

20170717- I’m considering adding another local lake to my hit list. On two separate trips the past couple days I’ve done some reconnaissance and contour mapping. 10 year history and Back ground check reveals a thin history of trophy B.Gills with one breaking the eleven inch mark… certainly raised my eyebrow a…

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Posted on July 18, 2017 at 6:30am

2014 TROPHY BLUEGILL QUEST

My Master Angler quest for a 10 inch plus northern strain gill in Michigan continues in 2014... 

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 86 Comments

Five Lakes Bluegill Trophy Hunt- 2013

After doing a little research on lakes within a twenty mile radius of my location, on the DNR Master Angler website and a call to the local DNR office I was motivated and directed to focus for the Master Angler Bluegill from this lake. My experiences previously on this lake are…

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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:00am — 17 Comments

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At 5:37am on May 13, 2017, June bug said…

NICE JOB ON THE FISH SLIP, THEY MOVING INTO THE CANALS NOW?

At 12:18pm on June 16, 2016, June bug said…

Yeah, thanks they are michigan fish caught ice fishing. My hubby Ice fishes 3-5 times a week and knows a lot of good spots after 30+ years. 

At 2:03pm on February 23, 2016, richard said…

Hey Slip, I just checked your response from last yr sorry..We caughrt 300 plus gills last summer.Hit the ice once this yr got skunked..Last yr hit Mullett Lk 8 nice 14" jumbo perch..Will try Otsego for early evening

Walleye..Nice pics on your album..Yrs ago i invivited an Arab from Palistine so we fished Kent Lake and limited out on crappie and Blue Gills..He prepared them we gutted them left the scales on and baked them with a glass of ozzie..

At 9:42pm on February 19, 2016, dick tabbert said…

I know that you do you like helping people out to.

At 7:56pm on February 19, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Hope you don't mind I had a gentleman Marvin Morgan contact me about his Lowrance chirp finder. He like most other are confused trying to read the manual and understand it. I gave him your name since your the best versed on the subject I don't think you'll mind but if you do I apologize..

At 1:00pm on February 11, 2016, Allen Morgan said…

Yeah, I had heard that was this weekend :)

I just got my Federal today.  Hopefully, this weekend, I will wet a line.  Not sure where, or for what, but hopefully.....

At 8:46am on February 6, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Slip-I use a  bead between the bottom of my slip floats to cushion the blow it receives  from banging against the split shot when hook setting and/or  popping the float . Those plastic float stems don't split since I've done that .

At 3:01pm on September 10, 2015, Joe Angelucci said…

Nice Grips but they are larger then most of my catches :).  Did you have any luck with tenkara this year. 

At 10:30am on May 31, 2015, Brian st. louis said…

Your welcome

At 7:39am on May 7, 2015, richard said…

Hey Slip enjoyed the photos of crappie.Years ago i moved here to Gaylord as i mentioned earlier I fished Kent lake in the winter.Client of mine from down south taught me to fish blue gills using the porcupine quill..Anyway I also fished sandy bottom lk in south lyon we rented a cabin on the lk for 4 wks and nailed those crappie on pink whit feather jig 500 total for that period.what an experience for the children that was 40 plus yrs ago...Summer fishing at its finest..Richard

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Slip Sinker added a discussion to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
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Get Updated Ice thickness Reports on Android ... Download "Ice Reports"

Here’s a great little app that is really popular with the ice fishermen… “Ice Report”… ive been…See More
6 hours ago
Slip Sinker commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Best of 2017..........

" wow! beautiful specimen!"
6 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"3” on my back yard pond…. Usually similar to the local sheltered natural lakes without…"
7 hours ago
Allen Morgan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"I've been seeing reports on various FB groups of ice, even fishable ice, in my area.  I…"
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Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
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John Foro replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Too much snow for now some southern lakes a possibility. I'd drive 90 min to fish on 3"."
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Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
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Greg Rogers replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Should be good for the weekend on a few lakes here in WNY.  I'll wait for…"
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Bruce Tomaselli added a discussion to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
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Close To Ice

Sorry about the message. I thought I was posting a new topic, ha! It's getting close here in…See More
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Who's gonna be the 1st one on the ice this year?"
12 hours ago
tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion A great way to fish for deep water b.gills! Summer, Fall and Winter!
"good video, i like the lindners, they always stress the importance of releasing those bigger gills.…"
14 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170614-Needle in a Hundred Haystacks my intentions were to get some sonar mapping done on what is…"
yesterday
Slip Sinker posted photos
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20170610-Fishing with Family during the Full Moon Period…. After yesterdays lower than…"
Tuesday
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"  20170609-I had all the numbers working for me today!... full moon with a a 96% rating, low…"
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Crappie Washed Out In Cold Water.......12/10/2017

"That it is Leo..........my least favorite time but I'm dealing with it.........."
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Crappie Washed Out In Cold Water.......12/10/2017

"Thanks John.......had to make adjustments with a ten degree drop in surface temps..........most of…"
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Crappie Washed Out In Cold Water.......12/10/2017

"Thanks Allen......the beads are something I have experimented with when my local fish go deeper…"
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All Cookie Cutter Fish Today......12 to 13 Inch Class

"I agree Slip.......my favorite is still the male tuxedo in the Spring but it'll be here before…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"Thanks Leo… My sister and brother in law just recently bought a cabin on this lake. I sure…"
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