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tnflyfisher
05-06-2013, 11:46 PM
So I hit my favorite pond for some big bluegill this evening and I would say that it was indeed a good decision... ;)

With more rain on the way the fish were sure stirred up due to the changing weather. I continued to fish through the light rain and connected with close to a dozen big fat gills in the process. I would say that getting wet was well worth it...


A fat gill typical for this pond. They sure are a lot of fun... :cool:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/kevinlanephotography/P5056409_zps6834e6bd.jpg



Tight Lines,

MadisonBoats
05-07-2013, 06:38 AM
Nice, it is surprisingly amazing how hard blue gills fight on a fly rod.:eek:

flyred06
05-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Pound for pound nothing fights like a big blue gill. I love to fish for them bug suckers any chance I get. Just curious what weight rod did you choose to use. I normally fish my 3 or 4 wt in Alabama and big gills are a good fight on them

Streamhound
05-07-2013, 09:41 AM
good sized gill. did you hear the jaws music when you were bringing him in?

David Knapp
05-07-2013, 12:57 PM
Very nice fish! That thing looks like it has been taking steroids... :eek:

Stonefly
05-07-2013, 01:09 PM
I know the term "slab" goes with crappie, but still, that is a slab. I think this is bigger than the one you posted last year. Wow!

steve

tnflyfisher
05-07-2013, 03:53 PM
I know the term "slab" goes with crappie, but still, that is a slab. I think this is bigger than the one you posted last year. Wow!

steve

I have been trying to determine that as well but I think you may be right... ;)
I believe it would be a safe bet to say that this one definitely weighed more. It sure was thick!!
Also, keep in mind that the rod is a TFO 7'9" 5wt paired with a CFO II for size reference.
It was indeed a slab as you said...


Tight Lines,

Troutman
05-08-2013, 10:23 AM
very nice bluegill!

Stonefly
05-08-2013, 11:31 AM
Was this from the golf course pond? Need an accomplice to sneak in with you?

steve

tnflyfisher
05-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Was this from the golf course pond? Need an accomplice to sneak in with you?

steve

Can you clear your schedule on a Monday afternoon...?? ;)
Shoot me an email, tnflyfisher at yahoo


Tight Lines,

Stonefly
05-08-2013, 01:43 PM
Can you clear your schedule on a Monday afternoon...?? ;)
Shoot me an email, tnflyfisher at yahoo


Tight Lines,

Done!

steve

duckypaddler
05-09-2013, 09:22 AM
Caught my first Bluegill on a fly rod a few weeks ago. I'm not sure what they use around those golf courses, but apparently growth hormones might be a part of it:eek:

Monster specimen:biggrin: Congrats