i cant drive 55 lol

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by JERMSQUIRM, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well went fishing tonight. all that was nibbeling on shrimp was bullheads. i forgot shad net.:angry:

    well i had minnows and worms. not much going on way out. thought about a skillet of crappie. well turns out they had left the building. but mr bluegill was home.

    after 3-4 hrs of worm and minnow chunks i ended up bringing home a nice mess of panfish. any bidders for bait lol. i bet i caught 80.

    i sure hope no bluegill rights activists are b.o.c. members. :smile2: this will tick there skin.

    55 OF THESE BOOGERS!:smile2:
     
  2. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Oh yah! that brings back some memories. Those are good eating. :cool2:
     

  3. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    I FEEL LIKE I JUST GOT OFF AN 8 HR SHIFT AT A JAPANESE FISH MARKET. REMIND ME NEVER TO BRING HOME 55 BLUEGILLS LOL.:smile2:

    AH WELL. THERE CLEANED NOW. THEY MAKE 9-10 MEALS OF 5-6.:wink:
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I hope ya 'LET' the youngun get in of the fun ......after the fact:wink::smile2:
     
  5. Rastus

    Rastus Active Member

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    looks like an hour and a half between posts, it takes me that long to do a dozen bluegill lmao, but they sure are fun to catch:smile2:
     
  6. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    ya it took a bit. im covered in scales. wife and kids are at her moms, kicked em out.:angry:

    just kidding. the oldest is going to stay the night at gramies so no. they never even seen them. sure hell get to eat some though. after dad cleaned them all.:roll_eyes:

    ya i get a lot of practice cleaning fish, rabbits, deer, ect......
     
  7. delbert bumbleshoot

    delbert bumbleshoot New Member

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    Usually this time of the year the crappie get scarce around here for me but bluegill can fill the bill. It's hard to find keepers around here Ya'll got it made down south the brim get much bigger down there. I did 41 the other day takes about 45 seconds a fish to fillet one out. The bigger they are the easier.
     
  8. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i have two bluegill in the freezor from southern il. they look like german subs. one is almost 11" long.:crazy:

    i plan on mounting them this year now i have my airbrush.
     
  9. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Hey just currious what kind of airbrush you gonna be using?I have a couple nice ones my favorite is a gravity fed iwata & I have a nice pasche too-hoping to start getting more into it this winter.
    Them gillies will be some great eating-my favorite as long as I aint gotta clean em:wink:Whens supper...(LOL)
     
  10. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    Man that's a nice load right there, wtg!!
     
  11. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Jeremy you ought to be ashamed of yourself eating up al that good bait when ya know there are some big hungry cats out there:eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  12. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i have a paasche millenium air brush.

    got the set from van dykes taxidermy. around $75. i got free shipping because i made an order of over $100.00 around christmas. not bad concidering they sell for upwards of $90 in some stores. double action too.
     
  13. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    ya im waiting on the "your stealing bait from us trophy hunters." i know someones thinking it. oh well. rained out again. a 3 day weekend has turned in to 6. thurs through today. going to go after them again. different bridge today. this 5000 acre lake is 40 years old. theres millions.:cool2:
     
  14. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I from the tribe that doesn't fillet Bluegill and the like. We just cut the head off to pull the guts out, scale and fry. The meat pulls right off the bone. Has any one tried rock bass? I did this spring when I got a couple of good sized ones. I won't bother with them again. No way near the flavor of gill.:big_smile:

    I CPR all Bluegills over two pounds
     
  15. JERMSQUIRM

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    me too jack. i dress mine and fry whole. the bones add flavor i think. like soup bones to a stew.

    HEY! WHERE WERE MY BUDDIES? THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO REMIND ME NOT TO DO THIS AGAIN. AND NOT ONE DID!.:angry:

    HERES TODAY.

    47. added to my miscounted 53 last night made this a ringer. it hit 85 and i gave in at 47 due to heat.

    between the two days i must have caught 150 or so. 100 in the fridge.+ 13 we caught at the zoo lake. 113 gills. WOW:crazy: ive ate so much catfish the past few years. this will be a nice addition to menu.

    oh and the other pic. a wayward largemouth too notice of the feeding frenzy too. just made 16" keeper. nice fillets from that one.

    and last but not least. this is one awesome story. i seen a water snake (2 1/2 'er) swimming up right toward me. as most know im not scared of them nor will ever kill one. i took my rod and pushed him off to the side. he swam up on the rocks next to me.

    i tossed back out. after 4-5 seconds the bobber went under. it was a small hybrid green sunfish. good bait lol. it was 3-4 " and i was tossing it back when it flopped from my hand. it smacked the rocks and water by the snake. he grabbed that thing like it was a $100 bill.

    in just a min he had the head in its mouth. i was fasinated. he started swollowing it. i broke off my line after a sunny took me into rocks. i ran up to truck to get a new hook. and ran back. he just had the head in. after 4-5 min he had the whole fish down and swam off with a lump. i think i made a friend. i seen 3 total the past two days.
     
  16. slabmaster

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    Murderer. i'm calling peta. after all i was planing on driving up your way to catch some bait for my trotlines. opps i mean drift fishing. :roll_eyes: Really i am just glad it was you and not me that had to clean that nice mess of fish. every time i want a mess of of bluegills i come home poked full of holes from the dorsal fins. nice catch.
     
  17. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i bled like a stuck pig. got my self a bunch. like a darn needle.

    the other bridge i went to today was in the shallow north fork. it looked like choc milk from the rain and storms we had earlier today and the past week.

    i went back to the same one. its actually 1/4 mile long. both sides are rip rap. has a section of riprap then a bridge. an island section in middle also covered in rip rap. another bridge and then more section of rip rap. like pic(i was gonna draw a boat but i didnt lmao.). i fished one side where the pink dots are. there must be 100,000 of these in a 1/4 mile. i fished standing in one spot both days. 15' each direction. so i covered a 60' area on one side of a 1/4 mile. and theres 5-6 of these bridges.:crazy:

    even though i could do this most everyday. im done cleaning for a while.:smile2:
     
  18. psychomekanik

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    Here's another idea for ya if you dont want to have to fillet, or pick meat off the bones. skin them and grind them. bones and all. the bones completely dissolve when you cook them. Just make patties or burgers and roll them in cracker or bread crumbs. Awesome!
     
  19. BIG GEORGE

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    Ya can't drive 55. Neither could Sammy Hagar.:wink: Nice mess of fish there stud.
     
  20. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well had time to kill before the race so i went back to pop a few more fish in for winter meals.

    had to stare a severe t-storm in the eye and wait till it was apon me but i filled the ten hook stringer to capacity with 3 pre hook.:wink:

    130 in three trips. :cool2: