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    Default Another round of big gills

    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...




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    Nice, it is surprisingly amazing how hard blue gills fight on a fly rod.
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    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
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    good sized gill. did you hear the jaws music when you were bringing him in?

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    Very nice fish! That thing looks like it has been taking steroids...
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    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!

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    Last edited by Stonefly; 05-07-2013 at 02:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    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...


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    Last edited by tnflyfisher; 05-07-2013 at 05:15 PM.

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    very nice bluegill!

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    Was this from the golf course pond? Need an accomplice to sneak in with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    Was this from the golf course pond? Need an accomplice to sneak in with you?

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