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    Big Bluegill

    While visiting my in-laws in New Mexico I did a little fishing in their pond. I managed to pull this guy out of the drink. Biggest bluegill I've ever caught. He was right at 9 1/2 long. I didn't have a weight scale handy.
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    You caught Jsharr a delicious blue gill?

    Let's make some fishy pot pie.

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    Spiky little ******s, those are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    You caught Jsharr a delicious blue gill?

    Let's make some fishy pot pie.
    No, the bluegill is for me. I caught Jsharr a delicious little bass for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Spiky little ******s, those are.
    Indeed...he got me good.
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    Dang, I bet you felt like you'd caught a whale! Bluegills are scrappers! I love catching them on ultralight fly tackle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Dang, I bet you felt like you'd caught a whale! Bluegills are scrappers! I love catching them on ultralight fly tackle!
    That' the only way to fish for them IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Dang, I bet you felt like you'd caught a whale! Bluegills are scrappers! I love catching them on ultralight fly tackle!
    Bluegill are great fun on ultralight set ups. That's what I was using and yes I thought a whale hit my lure.
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    - good catch!

    - if all 'gill were that size they'd be more popular than bucketmouths!

    p.s. caught what i considered a Virginia state record 'gill while fishing in an impoundment on Quantico MCB in the early 90s... to give you an idea of its size, the fish had an open mouth the size of a half dollar... landed it on a #12 grey gnat wet using a 5-weight rod, then promptly let it go (i always use crimped barbs)...

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    hai, i can haz bass?! mkay, thx!

    cool, i got a bass!!!!!!

    And dude, you look exactly like my cousin!


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    I'm slightly surprised nobody has started a "Post your pic with a fish" thread yet.
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    nice pan fish
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    That isn't a big blue gill. I've seen them up to 9" high and 15" long and 1.5" wide.
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    Mmmm, Bluegill. If my buddy Stacey hadn't limited out on Crappie the other day, I'd be envious.

    Nice catch BTW.

    Crappie, Bluegill, And the rest of the Panfish family are Soooo yummy it's crazy.


    you did C&R that Bass, RIGHT.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    That isn't a big blue gill. I've seen them up to 9" high and 15" long and 1.5" wide.
    You should see some of the BGs that swim under the lights at my marina. They are very old and wise
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    I released everything I caught. Those little bass were a hoot on an ultralight set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    That isn't a big blue gill. I've seen them up to 9" high and 15" long and 1.5" wide.


    That's a big fish! I've hooked some large ones - but not the relic you speak of!

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    That's some good eatin' right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    hai, i can haz bass?! mkay, thx!

    cool, i got a bass!!!!!!

    And dude, you look exactly like my cousin!


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    Uncanny are you sure he is NOT your cousin?

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    Nice bait.

    I was fishing the Rio Frio down here when a tarpon rolled about 20 yards up stream. Sheesh - some of the tarpon in the Rio Frio are 200 lbs...

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    no, I am not, but Courtney is in Ireland now working for Dell and is single, so if it is him, he is lying to someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    That isn't a big blue gill. I've seen them up to 9" high and 15" long and 1.5" wide.
    You sure you're talking about Bluegill? *quizzical look*

    I have never seen one anywhere near that size.
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