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Old 05-29-2020, 01:38 PM
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Default Poll: are bluegill hard fighters

I don’t know how to do a poll

im just lonely
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like fighting a big tuna . . . .but alot smaller and not as strong
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Lots of fun on an ultra light rig.
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Hell yeah they are. On light tackle.
Old 05-29-2020, 01:56 PM
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I prefer a conventional 10/0 reel extra heavy rod with 100lb braid and 200lb wire leader.
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
I prefer a conventional 10/0 reel extra heavy rod with 100lb braid and 200lb wire leader.
Old 05-29-2020, 02:10 PM
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Titty brim fight reel gud.
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I hope not. They aren’t dressed for swimming.





Old 05-29-2020, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Walleye Guy View Post
Lots of fun on an ultra light rig.
Originally Posted by MonarkBoats View Post
Hell yeah they are. On light tackle.
When I was a kid, I used a cane pole for bluegills and bream!
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
When I was a kid, I used a cane pole for bluegills and bream!
I’m a little younger than you so we had graphite/glass bream busters...they even telescoped. The cane poles were for crappie

I miss bream fishing with a light fly rod and popping bugs

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On an ultralight rod with 4 pound test they are a blast. There is a lake I fish full of big ones, pound to pound and a half chonkers. I use a salmon egg hook and half a red worm, no weight. Cast it just next to a bunch of lily pads or other cover. Took home 36 one day. Took forever to clean, but they taste so good.
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I still remember my dad and granddad scaling/gutting them and freezing in Donald Duck OJ cartons before vac sealers were commonplace in regular people’s hands. Spent every weekend at our lake house when I was younger. The good ol’ days!
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Ounce for ounce one of the most tough fighting fish out there . However, not a strong as the small mouh bass. Nothing can even close to a small mouth fight.
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Originally Posted by SmokyMtnGrady View Post
Ounce for ounce one of the most tough fighting fish out there . However, not a strong as the small mouh bass. Nothing can even close to a small mouth fight.
Fresh water striped bass are also crazy fighters. I've had one spool me twice, in a lake where the biggest that's been caught was around 15lbs. It spun my boat in a circle about 3 times while pulling drag. I'd wager they fight harder than smallies.

Steelhead are also hard fighters.
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But I definitely think bluegills fight the hardest, pound for pound. Had them pull drag on the same reel I'd just brought in a 5lb largemouth in on without that happening.
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A spade fish is like a big panfish...same concept, IMO
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
The one on the left has the makings of a real fisherman (lying about how big it was already)

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Old 05-29-2020, 04:33 PM
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A goldfish puts up a pretty good fight when you’re trying to pour it into the toilet.
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There is a restaurant in the area that has bluegill baskets on the menu. Never seen this anywhere else.

Now I'm hungry!
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
I don’t know how to do a poll

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LMBO. By god least your honest to. LOL

I actually moved to fish those little fellows. Came up to Elizabeth City with a group of men for 10 years in the spring bluegill fishing. We would bring a box each of crickets. This is NO lie. We would be out in 3 days sometimes. I still have a cool little brim boat and fish for them often. Tell you what they are. They some dang fantastic eating. Sweet meat.

Whats really fun is the amount of action you can have in the spring when their on the bed. Back off with a fly rod, simple popping bug, they will wear your arm out in half a day. Give you a tip. Want to watch a kids eyes light up. You'll have to find the spot but right after a rain if you can find a run off from a field where its bubbling off higher ground into the river or lake, those brim gather and wait for worms to crickets to be washed down of the bank. I have sat in one spop caught over 80. Fish every single cricket i put in the brim buster. NOn stop action.
Use 10 pound power pro brade just incase you catch a bass, and 1/4 OZ lures. if your throwing a bettle spin. You can find them fast like that. If there one theres more.

Now lets talk about titty brim. LOL At titty brim is one that is so big you can't get your hand around it you have to lay it up between your chest to get the hook out. I carry a towel with me . I've caught some monsters here in Elizbath City. Like mentioned I moved from Lake Waccamaw to here for the fresh water fishing. Got hooks on salt after I got up here.

Since were having fun. . 16 foot stick steer pan fish tracker. Key thing to remember you can only over power it by 20%. LOL Flat bottom boat you can't had so much fun drifting in your life that those boats can do around curves. LOL Turn a 90 degree
Add ya two racing fuel cells 8.5 gal you can ride all day long on 17 gal.

Holds , are you ready. LMBO 32 rods wtih inside and outside rod holders, three casting on the top rails both sides. Total of 32. You can see the Tr21x Triton bass boat with the 350 YELLOW in one picture. I 10x rather fish fresh water for brim out the stump bumper.
Now thats a serious bluegill boat. Front and rear graphs. VHF cause we usually have 2 to 5 boats headed about before light on a Saturday morning we talk around on those.

I know you were BSing but figured I add a little excitement to your grabbing the gaff for the titty brim.











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