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#11522685 - 04/05/16 07:59 AM Buescher State Park Record Bluegill
J-Moe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2604
Loc: Brenham, TX
I went out to Buescher State Park with a fellow fly club member on Sunday. We fly fished for sunfish and bluegill from the kayaks.

Buescher is one of my favorite lakes to fish. It is a very small lake with no motorized vehicles. It is very similar to Lake Raven. Both have very big bass and big bluegill populations and are easy to cover in a kayak.

The bite was slow and I think the recent cold front had pushed them back a bit deeper. I tried a number of different flies and ultimately ended up using a size 12 yellow briminator.

I caught only 4 bluegill, 1 bass and a redear but one of the bluegill was big enough to submit for a water body record.

It was 9.5 inches long and weighed 0.70 lbs.




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#11522689 - 04/05/16 08:03 AM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: J-Moe]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Totally AWESOME! bow_down




Nice Gill Jamie and Congratulations on yet another record! You are on a roll for sure! thumb
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#11522802 - 04/05/16 09:13 AM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: J-Moe]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
What a pig!!!
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#11522815 - 04/05/16 09:19 AM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: J-Moe]
Fitz® Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Well done! That is a big BG clap
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#11524790 - 04/06/16 07:54 AM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2604
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks Chuck, Highcountry and Fitz

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#11525930 - 04/06/16 03:55 PM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: J-Moe]
SK. Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 961
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Super nice Gil.....
Those redear are some great fighters.....I've only recently caught a few.....almost hooked on hunting them.... thumb
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#11526264 - 04/06/16 06:26 PM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: J-Moe]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8703
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice gill! Congratulations on your record!

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#11526577 - 04/06/16 09:20 PM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: SK.]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2604
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: SK.
Super nice Gil.....
Those redear are some great fighters.....I've only recently caught a few.....almost hooked on hunting them.... thumb


They are great fighters and the biggest of the sunfish family. I've had better luck finding them in small lakes and ponds than bigger lakes. Particularly since I fish with a fly rod in shallow water most of the time. They tend to be a little deeper and like live bait more than most sunfish as well.

Thanks for the comment, hope you find some soon. Be sure to post and let us know.

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#11526581 - 04/06/16 09:20 PM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: Gitter Done]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2604
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Nice gill! Congratulations on your record!


Thank you sir

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#11538264 - 04/12/16 07:16 PM Re: Buescher State Park Record Bluegill [Re: J-Moe]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9180
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish and Congratulations on your record! woot

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