Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

David, aka, "McScruff"
  • Male
  • Leesville, SC
  • United States
Share

David, aka, "McScruff"'s Friends

  • June bug
  • Clay  Thompson
  • Frank Manuele
  • Dohrman Crawford
  • Bill Dungan
  • Andy is OptiMystic
  • Greg Sheehan
  • Randall Runion
  • Jerry Kegel
  • Brian Jones
  • Dave Danner
  • Steve Wilson
  • Cheyenne Tabbert
  • Jiggy
  • Eric Pierce

David, aka, "McScruff"'s Groups

David, aka, "McScruff"'s Discussions

Fish Recipes For The Bachelor
2 Replies

MEALS from the CREEL, by Arthur J. MichaelsOUTRAGEOUS CASSEROLES ...Fish Dishes For SinglesLets face it - single anglers who enjoy the solitude of fishing alone often prepare and eat their meals…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jul 7, 2016.

Outboard Motor Secrets - book recommendation
4 Replies

For those of you inclined towards boats with 2-stroke, internal-combustion outboard motors,I can highly recommend the following..."The Complete Guide To Outbard Engines," by John FlemingISBN…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Jun 19, 2016.

New reference
6 Replies

This should be fun

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jan 31, 2016.

Allen Morgan is leaving OK
7 Replies

I got this from Allen today off Facebook:"I hate to say this, but we are moving to Michigan at the end of the month. I'm going to miss Oklahoma.I have a job waiting on me. We have a place. We just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Oct 29, 2015.

Gifts Received

Gift

David, aka, "McScruff" has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

David, aka, "McScruff"'s Page

Latest Activity

David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Major changes for me..
"Hang tight for your son - live for him right now. As for her, some of the best advice I've seen is this: People who know you will never see her public comments as anything but a ploy prior to divorce to provoke you, but stay true to…"
Jun 7
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"BUT this is an anniversary present from my wife and she says not to be anything cheap, lol.  so i guess i will comply with her demands because she can be a handfull. so i was talking with a wildlife officer and he works part time at a fly shop…"
Jun 7
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Jeffrey D. Abney's discussion Jig Fishing Under A Float.....Things to Consider and Other Recommendations
"Still knocking em dead Jeff! Whatcha tipping with these days!"
Jun 6
David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Bob Gaines's photo
Thumbnail

Lake Perris, CA, April 2018

"Perry’s strikes again How deep were these, Bob?"
May 14
David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Dwayne Denison's group The Spincasters
"I’ll take every Country mile or Crappie Pro reel Incan find"
Apr 29
David, aka, "McScruff" commented on dick tabbert's group FISHING ELECTRONICS
"Smart idea ice and warm water in one unit"
Mar 19
David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
"I've actually heard of people using them this way. Usually theyre flying them from boats, monitoring baitfish schools. When the schools get near the surface they zoom over and start casting for stripers."
Mar 13
David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
"I can see it as a scouting tool"
Mar 13
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to jim cosgrove's discussion Tooty
"C'mon Tooth - pull in for you!"
Mar 2

Profile Information

What date is Independence Day?
June 4
What type of animal is a bluegill?
A widdle biddy fishy
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
SC

David, aka, "McScruff"'s Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

David, aka, "McScruff"'s Blog

Slip Float Lessons, Relearned

I have been doing some slip-floating lately. One morning I just decided to stop by BJ's bait supply and get me some of his extra fine red worms. In my kit were various slip floats, hooks and small split shot. I was in business, and the fly rod stayed in the car.

I re-learned that long floats and teeny rigs are definitely out, for me. The best floats for my use are stout 2" models, with a single 3/0 shot to balance them. These cast like bullets, and they don't have long, dangly stems…

Continue

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Improving a Popper

Using poppers with a fly rod is pretty much a standard, but casting these flies can be awkward. The popper is light, relatively bulky, and usually festooned with feathers. This combination catches air and causes drag on the popper on the cast. The net effect is to hinder both control and distance. To remedy this, try this trick:



Drill a small hole in the belly of the popper, right at the center of gravity. Insert a small BB, or buckshot. Drilling the hole just undersize ensures the…

Continue

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Missed Surface Strikes - A New Thought

Here's a little something I read tonight that lot a lightbulb over my head. See what you think:



"Either sunken or floating, your flies are most apt to be taken while sitting, between pulls. Start and stop retrieves are effective for both bluegills and bass.



Another thing to remember is, if you have a hit on a floating lure and miss, return it quickly to the same spot.



Big bluegills (and sometimes bass) can't stand to see something that seems alive, sitting… Continue

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 8:57pm — 6 Comments

Flatfish, The Lure

I won a couple lots of used Flatfish lures on eBay recently.

I ended up with 26 of them, in various colors and designs, for $20.

Sizes range from F7 down to F3's (medium to small), and just a little spit and polish was needed to clean them up nice.

I tested one out today.



What a neat little lure! It is a slow bait, in that you can't run it fast or it twists and spins instead of wiggling on the retrieve. This can actually look like a fleeing prey, though, in short… Continue

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 7:30pm — 17 Comments

Comment Wall (67 comments)

You need to be a member of Bluegill - Big Bluegill to add comments!

Join Bluegill - Big Bluegill

At 9:18am on June 22, 2016, June bug said…

I think there are advantages and disadvantages to slip floats. Slip floats don't show the "up bite" as well as a fixed float. And I also agree about the wind as well. When it's windy I prefer a longer stem below the waters surface and that were I prefer to tie my line.The thill floats are all pretty decent for the money. I always remove the spring and use surgical tubing and a rubber band in the groove. Does not cause as much damage to your line

At 6:22pm on March 1, 2015, Andy is OptiMystic said…

Swung through your are this morning; went the 20/95 route coming back from Atlanta as I visited an Aunt in Conyers. Lot of really good looking water along that stretch of 20.

At 6:10pm on March 1, 2015, Dohrman Crawford said…
Thanks for friending me. I have not figured out how to do that yet.
At 9:58am on December 30, 2014, Stephen Scott said…

Hello. I joined the site then got real busy and forgot about it. My passion is fly fishing for pan fish, mainly Blue Gills. My main fishing ground is Clarks hill lake, Savannah River, and local ponds. Nice to meet you

At 3:44pm on November 30, 2014, Slip Sinker said…
At 2:50pm on November 26, 2014, John Sheehan said…

"I've got a bunch of those paper thin ones too, mostly Luhr Jensen "Manastees" I'd like to try a three way swivel, with a Helldiver low, and a flutter spoon high. Hopefully I can get the chance."...SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT TANDEM IDEA ,BUT DO YOU MEAN HELLDIVER OR HELLBENDER?

At 1:49pm on November 26, 2014, John Sheehan said…

Hutton spoons Haha , I have a very paper thin ,light one about 2,3/4 "  I can trying split shotting .The name and connection hit me just now so I sent you the link .I've never caught on the Hutton spoon ,I have only tried once before I think .It's perhaps a trolling spoon gotten down with a weight ,but flutter spoons that can be casted with wind at the back can be productive as casting spoons on light line .Tipped with a piece of crawler ,very enticing to fish and the extra weight aids in casting and better than using a shot .

At 1:37pm on November 26, 2014, John Sheehan said…
At 9:41am on November 16, 2014, Greg Sheehan said…
Thanks David! John is a hoot plus to fish with. I better check out that other mother stuff.
At 7:16pm on September 28, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard McScuff something I talked about 6 months ago. I know I have much to learn myself and hopefully with all the knowledge on this site we can become better accustomed with our electronics.

 
 
 

Latest Activity

carl hendrix commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

aBOUT 12"

"HARD TO BEAT A SPINNERBAIT"
2 hours ago
carl hendrix commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

18"

"GOOD FRYING PAN SIZE !!  GREAT EATING IN THAT SIZE"
2 hours ago
carl hendrix commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Alder chip Smoked Trout

"TRACY;; IF TROUT IS TO ;; ( FISHY ) TASTING FOR YOU;; SMOKEING THEM ;; WONT HELP YOU BUDDY;; SORRY…"
3 hours ago
tracy willis commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Alder chip Smoked Trout

"looks good but have never like trout or salmon, both taste alike way too fishy for me. does smoking…"
3 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Josh Neugebauer's group Bass Fishing
"Same Spinnerbait with a small Male"
5 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Josh Neugebauer's group Bass Fishing
"Love this size and style Spinner bait this year !"
5 hours ago
John Sheehan posted photos
5 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Alder chip Smoked Trout

"CARL: What chips have you used and like best ,and what fish have you cooked and like best?"
5 hours ago
carl hendrix commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Alder chip Smoked Trout

"JOHN;; FOR WHAT ITS WORTH;;;    I HAVE A SMALL METAL BOX;; ABOUT 10 IN LONG;; 4 INCH…"
8 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Alder chip Smoked Trout

"In the past I've used Cherry, Oak, Alder and Hichory chips .Anxious to try the Applewood I…"
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Alder chip Smoked Trout

"Thanks Carl .Hope LOFR comes through well with his hip surgery.Brother Greg bounced back quickly…"
11 hours ago
Slip Sinker posted photos
16 hours ago
Slip Sinker commented on Slip Sinker's photo
Thumbnail

20180619-Lunker B.Gill taken on the Long-Cast/.032 oz Jig/Waxie method

"...thanks Jeff...i planned this trip just hours before and the forecast pointed toward partly sunny…"
17 hours ago
LedHed posted photos
yesterday
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180621-~~<")))))><(-*Summer.Period*--24%/80°"
yesterday
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180621-~~<")))))><(-*Summer.Period*--24%/80°"
yesterday
carl hendrix commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Alder chip Smoked Trout

"HEY JOHN;;;  PRACTICALLY ANY TYPE FISH IS GREAT; SMOKED....  DEPENDS;; ON WHAT TYPE OF…"
yesterday
Paul Port commented on Paul Port's photo
Thumbnail

Photo uploaded on June 18, 2018

"Sorry it loaded so many times. I didn't think it was working and I'm not sure how to…"
yesterday
Paul Port commented on Paul Port's photo
Thumbnail

Longear Sunfish

"Thanks. It's a giant Longear Sunfish."
yesterday
Paul Port commented on Paul Port's photo
Thumbnail

Photo uploaded on June 18, 2018

"Thanks. This is a Longear Sunfish and maximum size is about 9". This one was 8.75 inches.…"
yesterday

© 2018   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service