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    Fishzilla!

    I caught this this morning!



    This is an 11 inch, 2.3 pound bluegill. It's only a half pound less then the state record.

    One thing for sure......if a bluegill ever hit 10 pounds, you'd need an offshore rig to land the durn thing! Bluegills are fighters!
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    Nice catch but isn't it a little small to be called fishzilla?

    I see Fishzilla more like this:




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    Great looking bream (pronounced "brim" in my neck of the woods). They're delicious. When I was a kid, we went fishing often, and we caught a lot of bream. Pound for pound, they are great fighters as you mentioned.

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    Wow, can't say I've even seen a bluegill big enough to be worth eating before. Ugly little guy.

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    I have successfully used them for Muskie bait once. I prefer artificial lures, but I have to admit - bait is hard to beat.

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    Fun to catch when you find them on the bed.

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    I grew up fishing in mostly freshwater. Big bass are exciting to catch but bream caught with a light fly rod is pure fishing adventure.

    I found that a sponge rubber ant or cricket lure was THE lure.


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    All them different types of bass fight real good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I grew up fishing in mostly freshwater. Big bass are exciting to catch but bream caught with a light fly rod is pure fishing adventure.

    I found that a sponge rubber ant or cricket lure was THE lure.

    Yep. Best bream fly of all time.

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    bream on a fly rod....not a lot of fishing that's more fun.
    I just use a dry fly that's not been sprayed so it sinks.....if the bream are on bed, you'll bring in a fish every time.

    I really need to get a 3 or 4wt rod for this instead of the 5wt I have.

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    You have three, four and five watt rods? I only have one rod and it is not electric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You have three, four and five watt rods? I only have one rod and it is not electric.
    I always knew Texas was behind the times.

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    Oh, I have electric fishing tools, just not a rod. Made mine from an old phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Oh, I have electric fishing tools, just not a rod. Made mine from an old phone.
    'So I assume the fish come out of the water already fried?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabiker View Post
    'So I assume the fish come out of the water already fried?
    Yep, btw, you know how much cornmeal it takes to turn a stock pond into fish batter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Yep, btw, you know how much cornmeal it takes to turn a stock pond into fish batter?
    through some onions and old bay seasoning in there too.....make some hush puppies with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    through some onions and old bay seasoning in there too.....make some hush puppies with it.
    One of ya'll is gonna have to come fishin' with me, ast that is going to take a lot of cranking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    One of ya'll is gonna have to come fishin' with me, ast that is going to take a lot of cranking.
    hook it up to the Falcon and spin away....shirley you can crank out 150+ watts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    One of ya'll is gonna have to come fishin' with me, ast that is going to take a lot of cranking.
    I want to suggest that you just stick your johnson in it. And I hope it is 4 cycle, as 2 cycle is filthy.

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