View Full Version : Bluegill time in the bluegrass

Ky Tim
05-16-2011, 11:36 PM
Full moon of May means bluegill here where I fish. Got out for about an hour this evening and caught a few on a Chicago Fly. Couldn't get bit on a foam spider or a Sneaky Pete, but they ate the black Chicago.




Even picked up a couple of these critters


I feel a fish fry coming on soon! :smile:

05-17-2011, 09:06 PM
What wt rod did you catch those on? I just set up a sweet little sage zxl 8'6" 3wt for that type fishing here in bama land. Just wondering what you were using?

Ky Tim
05-18-2011, 01:08 AM
flyred, I was using an 8'6 five weight Hobbs Creek. It is the smallest rod I have at this time, but I expect that to change very soon! :smile:

05-20-2011, 04:23 AM
Nice 'gills! I'm hoping to go after a few this weekend. That "chicago fly" - I'm not familiar with that one - is it on a jig-head or is that just a bead-head? Sometimes they just won't come to the surface for 'em, unfortunately! :)

pretty, pretty fish...

05-20-2011, 12:30 PM
Hey Tim
roughly where were you? streams around here are a bit flushed out

Ky Tim
05-21-2011, 11:57 AM
Streamhound, I was on a private farm pond in Shepherdsville.

Owl, the Chicago fly is a beadhead and is tied simialr to a Wooly Bugger, but without hackle wraps. First time I have used one and was pretty impressed.