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Catching fish with physics and geometry

So, a fish story, My brother Larry is over from North Carolina for our annual fishing trip and we decide to run over to Kentucky Lake the first day. So, we start looking for Crappie and that's pretty slow so we begin to look for some bluegill. He is throwing a 1/32 oz jig and we are catching a few. I decide to throw a pink bluegill slider on a 1/16 oz roadrunner head. We are both picking up one here and one there when I make a cast next to a stickup and get a nice thump. I set the hook and…

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Added by David Hughes on June 16, 2017 at 7:01pm — 4 Comments

Hey folks

Starting to get back into the swing of things. Finally finished off Bachelor's Degree! More time for fishing!

Added by Ben Seay on June 4, 2017 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Tips for fishing

I need some help on fishing for Bluegills here in Minnesota.  I used to fish alot as a kid but never really paid attention to what we were doing (dad always knew where to go and what to use).  I'm mainly looking for help on depths the where they might be during the season.  Right now where would they be found.  How much would change in June, July and fall.  I have  kids who want to catch fish but usually end up seeing a frustrated dad instead, I'm afraid they will lose interest.  I grew up…

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Added by Rick on May 19, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments

Ice Fishing and Me...

Due to an automobile accident I do not currently do much outside in the cold as it is somewhat painful with pins in the ankle. This being said with the advance in winter fishing gear I am thinking of trying it maybe though a guided service. But who knows still watching our pennies.

Added by Larry Langfitt on January 24, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Bluegill Dreams: A cool Article About Childhood Dreams By James Prosek

 Ran across a cool short story by writer James Prosek and his childhood dreams about bluegill fishing.......It caught my eye when he said he found bigbluegill.com while browsing one night while working in the museum in Raleigh......

Go to gardenandgun.com/article/bluegill-dreams for a cool short story.

Jeffrey

Added by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 16, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

2 lbs. Sufix Nanobraid Report

A few weeks ago, I posted the math related to calculating just how much line is needed to fill a reel spool (of  known dimensions) to a desired depth and in doing so, determined that it takes one heck of a lot of line if its diameter is .001". This is what Sufix claims for its 2 lbs. Nanobraid. If one converts the millimeter measurement Sufix also provides to inches, it is a bit closer to .002" as I recall. Still, it is incredibly small for a true braided line.

Anyway, I have fished…

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Added by Brad Reid on January 13, 2017 at 6:38pm — 11 Comments

Sunfish 2016 by The Numbers.........Six Species Breakdown

Closed out 2016 yesterday with a total of 5,921 sunfish for 2016 with six total species caught on the Albemarle. Here is the breakdown by species during another great year.....

Coming in at Number Six for the year is the REDBREAST Sunfish:  Not as abundant on the Albemarle as other species but still doing well in several locations..........I release the ones I catch here hoping they will increase in numbers because they are very fun to catch.…

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Added by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 1, 2017 at 10:01am — 16 Comments

St. Croix surprise

Decided to hit up the river for some panfish action since I've never really targeted panfish on this body of water before. Being a flowing body of water, I headed for some still backwaters. I first hit the marina but no panfish. I head further to a more secluded and quiet backwater that is 6' deep at the time. To get here, you gotta cross through 2' shallow sand bars. Once there, I start at the end of the backwater and work out. Right away I picked up some 5"-6" bluegills in 2' of water…

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Added by Ric on September 18, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Fished another West Point lake today - what a difference a day makes!

Tuesday was mediocre as far as fishing goes, with only 28 caught of the usual species: largemouth, sunfish, perch and crappie. But Wed. on a different lake was like night and day! The weather was different : overcast with sprinkles vs. sunny; the lakes were much different: the previous lake is much larger and deeper with miles of wetlands; the lake yesterday 25' shallower with no wetlands but with a rip rap dam at one end and a long steep bank with overhangs.

Both lakes have produced…

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Added by Frank Manuele on September 1, 2016 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Couple of hours this morning

Went to Old Hickory this morning to work out some bugs in my Garmin 7 SV, no luck there. Decided while I was there to fish a little. Only had a couple of hours so, I tried a little bass fishing. Bluegills wouldn't leave my slider alone so, I tried a white Roadrunner. Nothing, not even a sniff. Back to the slider, peck peck peck. Changed to a dark Crappie Slider and it was game on. Caught about 50 mostly small in an hour plus 2 Kentuckies and a Largemouth. Just a few big enough to keep so I…

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Added by David Hughes on August 28, 2016 at 10:55am — 4 Comments

Field and Stream Outdoor Store

Has anyone shopped at one of the Field and Stream Outdoor Stores?  How's their fishing department? Grand opening this weekend about an hour from me ...........Looks alot like Bass Pro...…

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Added by Jeffrey D. Abney on August 25, 2016 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

Nice Magnum

I went out on the kayak the other day and found a bunch of agressive gills in deep water (25'-30') off a weed edge. Took several 8 inchers for a meal but also got this beauty that was just shy of 11". Released it to swim again. …

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Added by Steve Ermak on August 20, 2016 at 7:16am — 5 Comments

MN metro area lake exploration

I went exploring for good metro sunfish lakes. Living in the metro area, trophy sunfish is not something you will come across. I've never targeted sunfish specifically, especially bluegills. But there are a few lakes currently capable of producing a limit of 8" for those who wish to keep some. I didn't start my sunfish exploring until mid July. Was kinda preoccupied with other things(bass tournaments).



A few years ago on one of the tournament lakes I fished, I came across some deep… Continue

Added by Ric on August 18, 2016 at 8:19am — 3 Comments

Going fishing with the wife

  Hey guys today the wife and I are going fishing for bluegill at one of the ponds in her parents subdivision.  We have fished there a few times before but have never really caught a large amount of fish there, but we have not ever fished the whole lake very thorough.  We have always fished a point in the lake that I knew we would get bites just to make sure that my wife stay interested in fishing.  She gets bored very easily so it is best to put…

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Added by Jason Martin on August 7, 2016 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

How The Last Three Months Stack Up On The Albemarle.........2016

As we close out what I consider to be peak on the Albemarle region of coastal North Carolina for Bluegill fishing, I wanted to take a glance back over the last three months and see how things went. Here's what I discovered for 2016:

 In May I fished 15 times for a total of 1,024 gills.........the largest creel was 120 and the lowest was 25........That worked out to an average bluegill creel of 68 for these fishing…

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Added by Jeffrey D. Abney on July 31, 2016 at 2:46pm — 13 Comments

THE HUNT FOR ALABAMA BLUEGILL DAY #4

     Ok guys here is pond number four this week, I kind of took it easy and went to a friends house to hang out and fish a little bit after work. The pond is located in Liberty Park subdivision and the GPS coordinates are  33°29'23.92"N,  86°39'39.81"W. Just keep in mind that this is a private pond for residents and guests. Hear is a shot of what the lake looks like.…

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Added by Jason Martin on July 29, 2016 at 10:45pm — No Comments

THE HUNT FOR ALABAMA BLUEGILL DAY #3

Today was a very cool day for July in Alabama.  I was not able to co fish this morning before work, but I was lucky and able to fish for a few hours this afternoon after work.  So I went to Old Camp Crosby Lake to try to catch a few fish.  This lake I have found very hard to fish since it is so heavily fished.  All that I have ever caught here is a bunch of  2 to 3 inch bluegill and bass, but today I found out that a Shakespeare ultra light rod and reel with 4 lb…

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Added by Jason Martin on July 28, 2016 at 6:27pm — No Comments

THE HUNT FOR ALABAMA BLUEGILL day #2

     Today I went to another pond on the same road that was only about 200 yards from the one that I fished yesterday.  

I…

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Added by Jason Martin on July 27, 2016 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

THE HUNT FOR ALABAMA BLUEGILL day #1

     The official hunt for Bluegill here in Birmingham, AL starts in the morning. I will be getting up and going and trying a local pond that is a few blocks from my house.  I am going to be bank fishing for the rest of the summer most likely but I am currently looking to purchase a kayak that way I can go almost anywhere.…

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Added by Jason Martin on July 25, 2016 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Where to go

Hello to all !!!!!

I moved to Dallas / Fort Worth Texas from San Diego Ca. about a year ago. I would like to know what lakes near me would hold

decent size Blue Gil. I purchased a 14.5" Lund and belong to all of the State Parks in Texas. This all sounds great but there is a lot of lakes,rivers, and streams in this area. Can someone point me in the right direction.

Thanks

Art

Added by Arthur S. Hernandez Sr. on July 11, 2016 at 8:21pm — No Comments

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