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#10953023 - 07/02/15 09:11 AM Blustery Bluegill and Green Day
Smithaven Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1816
Loc: Hurst, Texas
When I got up this morning the wind gage said 14 mph. I debated not going, but it had been a week since I had a fishing session. I am glad I went, because although the wind made things difficult the bite was really good.

Last night I noticed my line was missing a hook, so I sat down this morning and replaced the hook before I left since that is a chore in the dark. When I got to the creek I cast in front of some weeds and a hefty sized bullhead grabbed the bait on the way down. I landed the fish and found he had swallowed it completely. I nicked the thin gold Aberdeen hook with the long nose pliers and it snapped. I got to tie on a hook in the dark after all. So much for planning ahead.

I caught a number of green sunfish from the edge of the cattails. When they slowed down I moved upstream a few yards to the bluegill beds and caught a number of cookie-cutter bluegills all the same size and shape. They are in their spawning colors.

I stayed two hours. When the wind got too unpleasant I quit. All the fish were released.

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#10953071 - 07/02/15 09:29 AM Re: Blustery Bluegill and Green Day [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 01/18/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Awesome job...looks like a nice lil meal to me!
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#10953920 - 07/02/15 04:21 PM Re: Blustery Bluegill and Green Day [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish! Good job under some windy conditions! cheers
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#10954085 - 07/02/15 05:34 PM Re: Blustery Bluegill and Green Day [Re: Smithaven]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2597
Loc: Brenham, TX
Great catch, Very interesting viewing them side by side like that. A couple of them look them like they have hybridized at some point in the blood line.

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#10954972 - 07/03/15 07:49 AM Re: Blustery Bluegill and Green Day [Re: J-Moe]
Smithaven Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1816
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Great catch, Very interesting viewing them side by side like that. A couple of them look them like they have hybridized at some point in the blood line.


I think so too. They look like Green/Bluegill hybrids, otherwise known as Georgia Giants. The biggest one was good sized. He coughed up a large partly digested crawfish.

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#10955902 - 07/03/15 05:42 PM Re: Blustery Bluegill and Green Day [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3777
Loc: South Texas
Great job, SH. I noticed quite a bit of the greenies I caught had ate some big craws and the bluegills in the other pond were eating small craws. The greenies are in a vey weedy pond and the bluegills are in a less vegetated, more rock and gravel pond. Besides their obvious mouth size, I think the weedy pond fosters the crawfish to grow big. I'm gonna throw out a crawfish trap and see what happens.

Great job battling the elements and getting out there, SH. Nice post and report as usual! cheers
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#10956306 - 07/04/15 12:40 AM Re: Blustery Bluegill and Green Day [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8677
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice catch.

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#10966328 - 07/09/15 02:16 PM Re: Blustery Bluegill and Green Day [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9162
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish. woot

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