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Re: Bluegills.

2010/4/17 8:10
From Ransom, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2
my favorite bluegill pond just had a nice hatch of some BWO-type mayflies (don't know exact names, I'm no entomologist), but I can tell you, casting a size 16 BWO parachute to rising bluegill is a hell of a lot more fun way to work on casting accuracy than casting a piece of yarn to a paper plate. plus, you can't argue with 52 fish in just over two and a half hours...

Posted on: 2010/5/22 12:45

Re: Bluegills.

2007/1/14 10:58
From erie,pa
Posts: 1
There is nothing that fights like a bluegill and for eating they are tops. I saw this post earlier and decided today that i was in the mood for some panfried bluegils so off i went to presque isle and caught a dozen, that means tommorrow fish dinner. I tyed up some lighting bugs and they are awesome for panfish. I found the pattern on tri-county fly fishers its a club in central florida and the lighting bug is Ed Russell creation

Posted on: 2010/5/24 21:20
any day of fishing is a gift

Re: Bluegills.

2009/6/3 22:34
Posts: 5
I took my my little brother fishing at the 'gill pond in Raccoon creek state park a few years ago and and in a couple of hours we had over 30 of them landed. It peaked his interest now I'm trying to hook him a little more. We caught them all on a carpenter ant pattern. They crushed it as soon as it hit the water every time.

Posted on: 2010/6/13 10:15

Re: Bluegills.

2006/9/11 12:42
Posts: 8
Count me in. My choice of fly is whatever I have tied on at the moment They'll eat anything, or at least try to. Last Thurs. while fishing for bass, I had one hit a 1/0 floating minnow, twice. The second time he hooked himself in the gill plate. He measured a whole 3". Heck, the fly was bigger than he was.

I sometimes carry a 3wt rod with me when fishing in the kayak just for panfish. When the bass are moody and the carp are spooky, 'gills will be gracious enough to show me a fun time.

Here's a pumpkinseed from last summer

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peace-tony c.

Posted on: 2010/6/13 21:26

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