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Xmas Wonders and Friends 2016
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Xmas Wonders and Friends 2016Oh the Christmas spirit is upon us once again I’m wanting for everything it’s always a big big win.Seams like I have oh so much but is so much ever enough There’s so many…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dick tabbert Dec 25, 2016.

Do fish really see color Part 1 CLEAR WATER.

DO FISH REALLY SEE COLORDoes color really matter   Part 1 Clear Water Here is my take or opinion on the subject of color.  Clear water 1’ to 12’ and crystal clear (gin Clear) water 20’ and beyond. …Continue

Started Jan 7, 2016

2015 CHRISTMAS POEM.
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2015 CHRISTMAS DREAMS AND BEYOND. Christmas is here upon us once againThere’s so much I hope for it would be a win.Last year was great and for sure hard to beatI know what it take’s I’ll leave Santa…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dick tabbert Dec 25, 2015.

A little help if you can.
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Made up a few Griffith gnat in black. That has been by far the best fish catching fly I have used up to date. My problem is I get a couple cast and then it becomes a sinking fly. Made it out out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dick tabbert May 17, 2015.

 

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Only one caught

"A IMPRESSIVE BEAUTIFUL GILL DICKY !"
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Only one caught

9+ inch wide bodied quality fish in 8' of water fishing towards the bottom. Jig and worm.
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bluegill on a #8 hard foam popper.

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"Back when I targeted Pike I used 3/8 to 1/2 ounce spinnerbait with long cast since. I fish mostly clear waters of Michigan. Whites and chartreuse were my go to colors and done me good. "
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"That tail helps with a fantastic fight asd they do and they won't let you down."
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What type of animal is a bluegill?
yes 3/4 acre L shaped
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
Ohio

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At 2:46pm on July 23, 2017, JWinpisinger said…

Hey there Mr. Tabbert, Just wondering if you are still making jigs?

At 10:32am on June 5, 2017, Don McDonald said…

Thanks,for the welcome. I've bream fished all my life n and now have 48 acres of land with my own 1 1/4 acre pond on it.  It's time to learn all about ponds and how to raise some healthy fish.

At 8:50pm on April 26, 2017, jw said…

thank you Dick for letting me join your great group of friendly anglers I cant wait to chat with you all and learn more about bluegills.  I fish mostly for trout as that's what we mostly have around here but I love to travel to fish for bluegills and other panfish   you just cant beat panfishing   thanks again

At 5:41am on April 10, 2017, flyman28 said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!  I will try to contribute something of value over time here.  Knowledge is the key to success!

At 5:59pm on March 6, 2017, daniel peterson said…

Thank you, right now  8.5 " sunfish on medicine lake no giants

but this are good eaters. Dan

At 6:55am on January 23, 2017, John DiCosmo said…

Hey Dick thanks for the kind welcome to Big Bluegill. Living in NJ I dont see many gills  over 6 or 7 inches so I enjoy seeing what a big Gill looks like and how much fun it is to fish for them. I still enjoy a few hours in pursuit of these great little fighters. Especially now that I have taught myself to  use a fly rod. thanks again for the welcome. John "the iceman" DiCosmo

At 3:58pm on December 17, 2016, Larry masner said…
Thanks for the add . I'm looking forward to all the tips and info. I'm going to sky lake in June of 2017 hoping to get some gills and red ears you have any knowledge of Ky lake?
Thank Larry
At 11:04am on November 17, 2016, Ken Barnes said…

Dick,

Thanks for the reply. I have been an inactive member for a long time and glad to be back to the site. Was just looking for comments on whether the crappie are schooling up this fall around bridges, etc. in the Baltimore area reservoirs / rivers.

At 11:36pm on October 23, 2016, Mike said…
Hey thanks for the add I don't do much fishing but I am interested learning about blue gills ,green sunfish and other similar fishes :)
I currently keep some in fish tanks with some cichlids
At 1:16pm on October 19, 2016, Noel Relbig said…

Thanks for the comments Dick, it would seem you are all over this site.  I can not read fast enough to absorb it all.  I hope I can rise to an appreciable level of BG management compared to you truly dedicated members!

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Thanks Greg and Leo

OK Greg and Leo you got me started with the float tubes. I need any info on fishing float tubes cause I have never used one before I think you gathered that though. I'm a fairly large person no large person with one back surgery under my belt so I would like something comfortable with great back support. Any help would be appreciated back support being the main emphasis.  

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 11:57am — 27 Comments

Do you have a favorite weed

I have a personal best as far as weeds are concerned. Curly Leaf Pond Weed is a fish magnet for me and I have a hard time passing a clump without fishing it. The lakes I fish in Michigan are loaded with them. You may see a single green stalk in 10' or 15' of water depending on water clarity or maybe a ¼ acre or more of them bunched together. They tend to grow deeper than a lot of lake weeds do…

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Posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:18am — 27 Comments

Fly fishing

Looking around in the barn and found that fly rod that I didn't know I had. I was going to go to Bass pro and get a new fly rod so that I could learn how to use one. Lucky for me I went to the pole barn first. I don't know a thing about it but hope it will be good for gills and sunfish. It's a Gander Mountain Guide Series. I tried to look it up and found no info so i'm thinking it must be discontinued. Its a Gander Mountain Guide Series- Plateau PL9044 9' line wt 4. If anyone can tell me if…

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Posted on January 20, 2012 at 2:40pm — 35 Comments

Rabbit hair jigs

I bought a couple rabbit  hair jigs that I want to try out next spring. They have a movement all there own sort of pulse in the water. Has anybody used them before and was it a good experience or not.

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