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Christmas 2017
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CHRISTMAS 2017  Ice And SnowHope that Santa’s awake, alert, and alive, with Christmas upon us I’m getting some strong vibes.So many vibes with no ice on the pond, I set here and wonder just what went…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dick tabbert Dec 26, 2017.

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

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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

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2 OF A KIND

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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 6:14am on April 14, 2019, John Sheehan said…

Glad to see you posting some nice catches Dick!

At 12:19pm on January 2, 2019, Greg Hodnett said…

Thanks, Dick. My wife and I downsized into a little condo last year, with a nice pond off the patio. It is full of bluegill.  I have been keeping the 7" to 9"-ers, and releasing most others. I have caught a few 10-inchers, two 11 -inchers and one that was just shy of 12 inches long. (I recently started taking pictures.) I was even catching fish the week of Thanksgiving. Later, Gator!

At 2:34pm on December 7, 2018, Ray said…

Thanks for the welcome, Bill.  I'm here in Central NY waiting on good ice to form.  In the mean time, I spend my time making and selling my Ice Fishing Rods under the name, Hardwater Customs.  It became a hobby business about 8 yrs ago.  I was forced to retire from the Sheriff's Patrol due to injuries and was bored out of my mind.  I combined my hobby of fixing and building rods and ice fishing and it's gotten me through a few surgeries and some rough times.  Nothing beats getting out and catching 'Gills, Sunnies and any of the other well known "Panfish"!  Thanks to all for a great site!  I look forward to many hours of enjoyment.  When I get a chance, I'll post a few pics of my rods and catches.  In the meantime, feel free to look me up on Facebook under Hardwater Customs or on eBay under the seller name of sealpup2.  Thanks again from CNY !

At 3:56pm on July 20, 2018, Trevor Miller said…

Thanks for the warm welcome so far this seems like my kinda place 
I'm from Springfield Illinois and although I don't get to Bluegill fish a lot cause I work 96 hours a week,, In my profession I get to talk about it a lot and get to help others in their pursuit to catch an elusive trophy 
My dream growing up was to work till It was time to retire then open a bait and tackle shop ,, Well at 31 years old I decided it was time so I hung up my night job and opened Big Red's Bait and Tackle,, I'm 43 now and I've been in business for 11 years ,, I have an online store BigRedsBait.com ,, My main Bluegill Jig is Terrys Rockhoppers ,, Then Again I Am not here to sell stuff ,, Just here for info and to share 

At 12:43pm on June 20, 2018, Spurgeon Chapman said…

Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to being a part of this group.

At 11:17am on June 19, 2018, Lynn Chebanyuk said…

Thank you so much for the lovely welcome! I’m looking forward to learning all I can from the nice folks here!

At 10:03am on June 4, 2018, Donald Pollock said…
Thank u for the welcome sir. Wen I can escape work in a diehard bluegill hunter. I hopefully can pick up some more ideas on how to catch the monsters n my area. Again thank u for the welcome
At 9:35am on June 4, 2018, Rodger Benson said…

Thank you for the welcome!  Hopefully I can live up to the site!

At 2:17pm on May 7, 2018, John VanNess said…
Thank you for the welcome. I enjoy reading the different blogs on the site. Seems no matter how much you know, you can always learn something new and that's why I'm here. Love to see that bobber go down.
At 10:28am on March 6, 2018, Bob mueller said…

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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 — 36 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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