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Old 06-01-2019, 06:36 PM
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My dad caught this hybrid bluegill this evening on a rattle trap. One of the largest I've ever seen.

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Old 06-01-2019, 06:54 PM
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Here is my wife at the same lake with her first bass.

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Awesome!!!
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post
Awesome!!!
This evening we went and caught 4 black crappie each, and while normally that wouldn't be much, these are HUGE crappie. Each are about 1.5lb.

This lake was made in the 70s when they brought a highway through and needed dirt to build up the highway, so every few miles they would dig a lake. They would offer home owners a free lake, and the DNR would come in and stock it.
Well the guy at this location didn't let anyone fish it forever. Somehow my uncle got permission about 10 years ago, and me, my dad and my uncle will go in every few months. We pay the owner $10 each every time. It has some massive bass, huge crappie and I've came home with 30+ of bluegill that size before.

I brought home 4 big crappie and 2 largemouth this evening. Their on ice in the garage. I'll be fileting them tomorrow and we're gonna have a fish fry. Going to do some jalapeno cheddar hush puppies with them.
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I wouldn't eat that bass, it turned her hand purple!
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We used to have a wonderful Chinese restaurant where I would bring them a dozen or so large, live bluegills in a drywall bucket. They were happy to give me 3 or 4 really awesome Mai Tais to show appreciation.
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I grew up in SW Ohio on a farm with 3 stocked ponds. I still remember the day my sister caught a bluegill that weighed an even 2 lbs. It held the Ohio state record for about a year. Love bluegill fishing in farm ponds!

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Great fun on a fly rod. Enjoy the honey hole!
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LOL, I have a small Koi pond. I put a few small bluegill in the pond. I never realised how vicious they are. They chased the big Koi that were 20 times the size and took bites of them. They are like Piranha. I had no choice but to take them out. My wife cracked up when she saw me bring out the ultralight with corn bait. (the only way I could catch them) Got them all in a few minutes.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
LOL, I have a small Koi pond. I put a few small bluegill in the pond. I never realised how vicious they are. They chased the big Koi that were 20 times the size and took bites of them. They are like Piranha. I had no choice but to take them out. My wife cracked up when she saw me bring out the ultralight with corn bait. (the only way I could catch them) Got them all in a few minutes.
My buddy had some huge bluegill in his pond and the little bastards used to nip at your toes and sometimes your legs.

You can always tell when you have a bluegill on the line because they always pull sideways away from where you are standing. I have never had one jump but they fight pretty good for their size. I don't think there is another fish in the world that can bite a worm off of the hook better than a bluegill.

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