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Old 12-02-2017, 10:08 PM
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Default Fun 2 days.

Hasnít been the best year for catching bluegill for me....Iíll be glad when 2017 is over. But the last 2 days I took the bull by the horns and caught over 120 chunky Gills. I used a drop shot rig with the Trout Magnet tipped with tiny piece of night crawler. I was fishing a lock wall in 17 feet of water. My drift speed was only .2 MPH. I was using a Truzer Ajing UL rod with Daiwa Certate reel spooled with SOS 2# test line. The Truzer is an extremely sensitive rod. With the line being constantly taught during the drift, and the sensitivity of the rod being off the charts...it felt like a lightning bolt when one would hit. Certainly not the longest Gills I have caught but they sure had broad shoulders. It was a fun 2 days. I love feeling that hit.......going to have do that more often these upcoming cold months. Bluegill bite great in winter but they do go deep. With the Trout Magnet being only 1/64 ounce just no way to keep it on or close to the bottom....need a little help...thus the drop shot rig. The Gills are starting to turn pale as they do in winter....yet the past 2 days it has been in the high 60ís. Life is good!


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Old 12-02-2017, 11:40 PM
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Smile YummmmmY <'TK><

Randy, Great report and I know a lots of fun ... and eats as well .. Sometimes this winter give me a call I would love to go with you one time ... <'TK><
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:36 PM
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Out of all the fish I've caught in my life, I think the bluegill family have the most beautiful colorations of all. Nice fish Alpha!
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:43 PM
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Randy, Great report and I know a lots of fun ... and eats as well .. Sometimes this winter give me a call I would love to go with you one time ... <'TK><


Can do TK. Iím fast becoming a fair weather fisherman...but we should have several sunny, no wind days this winter.

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Old 12-03-2017, 01:44 PM
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Out of all the fish I've caught in my life, I think the bluegill family have the most beautiful colorations of all. Nice fish Alpha!


Thanks......they have red breasted sunfish down there too. I need to get some pics of them when I catch some....they are really colorful.

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Old 12-03-2017, 02:56 PM
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:34 PM
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Can do TK. Iím fast becoming a fair weather fisherman...but we should have several sunny, no wind days this winter.

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Yes defiantly one of the warmer sunny days ... I found out during my guiding days that February was usually nicer than March ... The weather was not as vol-ital ... <'TK><
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:55 PM
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Catching. That had to be a fun two days ! Congrats.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:34 AM
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Thanks for the technique details. I find them very helpful.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:09 PM
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Randy, you'd had a ball below Old Hickory today. I located two schools of big bluegills. All I had with me were minnows and the big bluegill were tearing them up.
Can't imagine how many I would have caught with smaller bait!
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Randy, you'd had a ball below Old Hickory today. I located two schools of big bluegills. All I had with me were minnows and the big bluegill were tearing them up.
Can't imagine how many I would have caught with smaller bait!
Catching bluegill on 80 lb test and ultra stiff rod is always a blast.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:50 AM
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Catching bluegill on 80 lb test and ultra stiff rod is always a blast.
What was tough was keeping a minnow on that 8/0 hook!
But with myin skill levels being stratospheric, I got'er dun!
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:05 AM
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What was tough was keeping a minnow on that 8/0 hook!
But with myin skill levels being stratospheric, I got'er dun!
I never doubted you were out of the normal atmosphere.

Now if you are referring to high skills you could not be referring typing skills.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:47 AM
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Randy, you'd had a ball below Old Hickory today. I located two schools of big bluegills. All I had with me were minnows and the big bluegill were tearing them up.

Can't imagine how many I would have caught with smaller bait!


Would have loved to be there. I always wondered if big Gills would stack below Old Hickory. I need to get up there and give it a try. The cold weather shuts me down.....which is too bad as winter time can be the best time to really get the big Gills. I fished up in the lake this past spring but up on the lake the Gills I got into didnít have much size.....but man the numbers were off the charts. That is also where I took out my trolling motor hitting a stump on full speed.....doing 4.5 MPH.....LOL. I knew better than to do that where I was at. Maybe on a warm day...no wind.....we can get together and try it. Getting to be a real woos the older I get.


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