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hot bluegill action in january

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took a break from bass fishin' today and went after some bluegills with the ultralight.  once i found 'em, it was fast action.  caught several nice 'uns in the half to 3/4 pound range.  this badonkadonk here was the biggest one of the day.  a total blast on the 'lil ul spinner!  hope y'all are catchin' some too. :)

 

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Nice Fish. :)

I really like going after bluegills on ultralight. They put up a great fight.

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Sweet.  I love bluegill fishing.  

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Ever since I picked up a fly rod, I gained a new respect for bluegill.  But they are always fun and I never complain when I catch one!  A big bluegill will outfight any largemouth of equivalent size.

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Dude... in early december I caught a 10 oz bluegill on a rattletrap while bass fishing. It was pretty cool. I also once caught one that could have been close to a pound on a rapalla while bass fishing. I personally think for their small size they put up a bigger fight than bass....

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Love fishing for BG on UL spinning outfits. As a kid many eons ago, it was the "cat's whiskers" catching them all day long on our CANE poles with cork bobbers, splitshots, hook, and redworms!!

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Hey thanks guys, I didn't know they fight that well, and i have a...kids kind of rod, its very light.Where can I get tips on bluegill fishing?

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I love fishing gills right after ice out. I use a fly rod and my favorite fly is one I tie myself. I use a 14 nymph hook, I wrap most of the body with red chenille. At the butt end I put in a wrap of yellow. ( I think this may look like an egg sack to the fish, but who knows) I Palmer some black ostrich herl over it and tie in a couple of antenna with ostrich naturally these are tied in at the beginning, but are made from the previously tied ones left over tags.

I watch my water temps real close and take a small battery temp. gage in the canoe with me. You can get some drastic temp. difference at that time of year. I.E. The temps in the north corner of an 80 acre lake was 33. The wind was blowing out of the Northwest and the Southeast temps were close to forty.

The first place I look is in the super muddy shallows from a foot or less. Last year the bulls never came that shallow. They hung out in 5-7 feet of water just below the surface. They were really fussy and I had a hard time at first. They were taking knats off the surface. At my age and with my vision I am lucky if I can see a 10-12. By the time I figured out what was happening the game was over.

Every once in awhile a live brain cell emerges from some dark recess of my brain. This time I figure to tie a small popper to my line and tied a 18" 1-1/2 pound tippet to the popper hook, with the size 22 Griffins knat tied the end.

That did it. I smacked more then enough big bulls for a nice fish fry.

I see your from Africa so you probably think ice out is removing ice from your drink. This one is for the up north cold country guys. However it does demonstrate how you need to think to get ahead of them sometimes.

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gotta tell ya those little critters on an ultra light are mucho fun.

beetle spins will whack em good,

but if your really fishing ultra light the tiny rapala's are waaaaay much funner.

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