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Did the pond dye do it ?

Back in 2012 I had a 5/8 acre pond dug. About one forth of it is ten feet deep, the rest tapers off to nothing. After a couple years the algae started growing. Last year I used a leaf rake and went around the entire pond, a week later you couldn't tell it. This year I had three feet of algae around the edge and islands of it here and there in the middle. I decided to start a pond dye treatment. I did it two weeks ago with plans to do it eight weeks later and start again in the next spring. A…

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Added by Long Creek Arkie on June 2, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

I found out why the Ark of the Covenant was carried using poles: The poles they used for fishing the Ark was the tackle box !

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I found out why the Ark of the Covenant was carried using poles: The poles they used for fishing the Ark was the tackle box…

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Added by John Sheehan on April 2, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

SPRING 2018 COLD WATER PERIOD STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

20180325-Spring 2018 is here and open water season is just around the corner.

I haven’t been on the water since tagging a SMB in early November 2017. Both ice transitions have been long and brutal this year. My back pain and…

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Added by Slip Sinker on March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Guide To Buying Smart In The Garden Center

Soil is often a base altogether kinds of gardening. Actually this may be the base of everything. This will because the bed, and also house of the plants. Will need to to best man right soil to expand your organic food crops. Make sure you base selection in developing the plants on the types of soils that are presented in your neighborhood. Unquestionably…

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Added by Michael Cunningham on March 1, 2018 at 7:21am — No Comments

Pond help

Which is better for pond,
Bottom Aeration or water pump and fountain type?
I have 2 ponds both about 1 acre.

I have looked at windmill but fear, I don’t have enough wind and too many trees.

Considering using solar panels to power pump or compressor.

Peoples thoughts are appreciated.

Added by Jim G on December 28, 2017 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

SPINNER RIGS FOR HARNESSING SHINERS , WORMS, SPOONS,SWIMBAITS,ETC.

SPINNER RIGS FOR HARNESSING SHINERS AND WORMS



CRAPPIE,YELLOW PERCH ,WHITE PERCH AND BLUEGILLS:

56 Degree water Crappie

Greg Sheehan with one of Four Crappie between 12-14.5"  he caught on a shiner harnessed on a Spinner Rig…

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Added by John Sheehan on November 10, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Best Of October 2017....Tidal Crappie on The Albemarle

The month started on the Coastal Marsh with some solid fish on shallow cover.......

All of these ventures are on pole…

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Added by Jeffrey D. Abney on October 29, 2017 at 5:15pm — 8 Comments

Squirrel Tail Jigs

 

SQUIRREL TAIL  JIGS

   I have been fishing simple Squirrel Tail Jigs since November 2009 and although I haven't counted the number of fish  they have  caught ,let's just say scores of fish !August 2017 I fished them consistently and reawakened the realization of how well these little guys attract many species of Fish. Examples of  a large variety of species have been caught on 1/8th ,16th and 32nd oz. Jigs .I tie them up usually with Black…

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Added by John Sheehan on September 3, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Cupsaw Lake Algae Treatment

Hi BBG friends . Here's what is going on at my Community Lake I fish often . Would like to hear views on this procedure . PROS /CONS? I am trying to get educated on the matter .Any help would be appreciated ! Below is the Cupsaw Lake bulletin regarding Algae treatment. Thanks ,John

Good morning!

The lake will be treated today this morning with copper and Pond Shade Aqua Blue. The treatment will begin in the deep area,…

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Added by John Sheehan on August 2, 2017 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Cracking the code on Pratt Lake

20170717- I’m considering adding another local lake to my hit list. On two separate trips the past couple days I’ve done some reconnaissance and contour mapping. 10 year history and Back ground check reveals a thin history of trophy B.Gills with one breaking the eleven inch mark… certainly raised my eyebrow a…

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Added by Slip Sinker on July 18, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Jigcraft.com

Anybody here visit Jigcraft.com on a regular basis? By chance anyone know the Administrators? I registered several weeks ago but yet have been cleared by an Admin so I can post, etc. Of course can't contact anyone for this problem either. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

Added by Kelly Peterson on July 8, 2017 at 7:14am — No Comments

Appomattox River

I've got this one spot along the Appomattox River where I have caught an incredible amount of different species of fish. They are: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Redbreast Sunfish, Walleye, White Perch, Chain Pickerel, Channel Catfish, White Catfish, and Yellow Perch. That's an incredible 10 species at just one spot! Further downstream I have also caught Fallfish, Smallmouth Bass, and Bluehead Chub. Total of 13 species in the vicinity of Amelia, VA and Petersburg, VA. I'm fairly… Continue

Added by Ben Seay on July 6, 2017 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments

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 — 5 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 — 1 Comment

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

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