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No Knot Fast Snaps
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i saw these in a fly shop the other day and was thinking how these might work for bluegill jigs.  i change jigs quite a bit while fishing usually and its a pain to re-tie on small line with my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sheehan on Friday.

midsection KY lake report

Best time all year.  Tons of mid sized, 7-8 1/2”, in the back of the shallow pockets and larger fish hanging out in 10’ of water where there are may flies on overhanging willows.  looks like the peak…Continue

Started Jul 30, 2018

Fly rod recommendation?
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ive always wanted to try my hand at using a fly rod during the fly hatch on KY lake and ive found a place the next county over that has TARP size brook trout, probably hatchery fish.  anyway, online…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jun 7, 2018.

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John Sheehan replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"ah , gotta try that yes too small for fingers ,especially in the cold !"
Friday
Riverman replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I have some but never used them... curious if they spook the fish or not. Hey SLIP...   you have mail. "
Jan 17
tracy willis replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"thanks guys, i figured they would work well to keep a jig horizontal by vertical jigging. do they work well for casting jigs too....would it be almost the same as tying directly on?"
Jan 17
Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...they are a great aid for swapping out micro jigs... especially ice fishing. like badgerloader stated hemostats work well... ice fishing i always have the hemostats out to load waxies on the jig also... slippery waxies with cold hands…"
Jan 17
Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...yep... the tool for the job"
Jan 17
Badgerloader replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I use them regularly. I suggest using a thermostat to change jigs."
Jan 17
John Sheehan replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"They are tiny and i find them hard to work with but use to use them for small ice fishing Jigs .Maybe i should try again ."
Jan 17
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No Knot Fast Snaps

i saw these in a fly shop the other day and was thinking how these might work for bluegill jigs.  i change jigs quite a bit while fishing usually and its a pain to re-tie on small line with my progressievely bad eyesight.anyone ever use them? opinion?thanks See More
Jan 16
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The January Full Moon is This Weekend.......

"6 days of high fish actvity levels.  hopefull we get a break in the rain."
Jan 15
tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Why Everything You Know About Bluegill Management is Wrong---INTERESTING ARTICLE BRINGS UP MANY GOOD POINTS
"my self imposed limit in the waters i fish is 7-8” with a few 6” for whole frying.  off spawning season i will keep a few females as well.  i only keep what i can eat in a meal or two.  no loading of coolers or freezers…"
Jan 3
tracy willis replied to Riverman's discussion Rendezvous 2019 ?
"my guess would be overharvesting, a lake that size cant continue to get hammered year after year with people leaving with coolers of bluegill but the carp certainly doesnt help matters. a couple of TWRA family lakes is beginning to the effects of…"
Jan 2
tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Officially launching my You-Tube channel
"after looking up smoked bluegill dip, i think ill give it a try.  sounds delicious."
Dec 12, 2018
tracy willis replied to Ric's discussion Big bluegills encourages smaller bluegills to grow before spawning, but what about other sunfishes
"thats a good article Slip as well as the “case for selective harvest” article.  there are some other university studies on sunfish as well as crappie l, bass, etc. published by the North American fisheries.  here is one on the…"
Dec 12, 2018

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At 1:22pm on July 23, 2017, carl hendrix said…

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At 12:56pm on May 3, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Tracy to fishing electronics. I started this site after seeing my system had so many functions I wasn't aware of. Our electronics of today have so many function most of us are not aware of. I started this group to bring it to our attention not only what our unit can do but being able to do it. I hoping this group will help to simplify our use of electronic to help us to better come acquainted with our individual units. The group is for all any input will be great.

At 6:09pm on May 2, 2016, Keith Ritter said…

Welcome to the site Tracy, we need some more West Tennessee fishermen on here. I live west of you in Gibson County. You will enjoy this site and will learn a lot and we look forward to learning from you. Again Welcome.

At 1:13pm on May 2, 2016, tracy willis said…
thank you and this a very nice site, well done. i am from Camden/Holladay TN and live on Birdsong Creek of Kentucky lake which is probably one of the premier crappie and panfish fisheries in the US. I look forward to learning something new and maybe give back something.
At 11:28pm on May 1, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Tracy 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 replied to John Sheehan's discussion Pickerel on the Fly in the group pickerel fishermen
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