Bluegill

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rivergeek
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Bluegill

Post by rivergeek » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:24 pm

I was out at the folks' place in deep East TX over the weekend. It came a toad strangler Sat. night but Sunday a.m was sunny and about 50 degrees. I strung up the 3 wt. and hiked down to the pond, up 2 feet since overnight, tied on a #14 bh hare's ear and casted from a sunny, warm spot on the west end. Pretty slow there, so I moved over to the shady but colder and shallower east end where there was still a good trickle flowing in from up the hill. I hardly could cast anywhere on that end that I didn't hook a bluegill or small bass. It was almost like fishing there in April after it warms up. That's a great time to go for panfish and see them hit top bugs and hoppers. I tried it but they weren't looking up. Here's a typical bluegill and bass that I photographed.


Pretty fish, and feisty! Spring is coming...

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Jimbo Roberts
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Post by Jimbo Roberts » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:05 pm

You Sir.... Have a GOOD Pond to fish in !!! Jimbo

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Post by rivergeek » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:08 pm

Same pond, 2+ months later. The bluegills now are hitting poppers and hoppers. Bass, too. I'm loving it. :lol:

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Post by Jimbo Roberts » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:06 pm

Great looking Perch. I love to Perch Jerk in the summer! Jimbo

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