Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Panhandleag18, Heath419, lrak, jroush, jwhit88
102706 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82852
hopalong 74376
Pilothawk 73417
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59862
Tritonman 56820
Derek 56400
SkeeterRonnie 52450
LoneStarSon® 52211
facebook
Forum Stats
102706 Members
61 Forums
858830 Topics
11266432 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11739307 - 07/24/16 10:53 AM Bigger 'Gills
Pilothawk Offline
Super Freak

Registered: 01/14/03
Posts: 73417
Loc: Kentucky Lake
I had not fly fished for many years. I dug out the rod and some popping bugs the other morning to give it a try.

I caught about 40 or so. Most of them were small pumpkinseeds. Four inches or so.

Any tricks you can share as to how to target bigger bluegills?

Thanks in advance.


Edited by Pilothawk (07/24/16 10:53 AM)
_________________________
KANSAS JAYHAWK BASKETBALL - Where tradition comes from
2008 NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS-ORANGE BOWL CHAMPIONS 2008
52 Conf Champs /5 Nat'l Champs

Top
#11739380 - 07/24/16 11:41 AM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
Smurfs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 1448
Loc: Fort Worth
From my experience deeper faster!
_________________________
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God




Top
#11739439 - 07/24/16 12:22 PM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
robert hunter Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3353
Hey smurfs been a bit. He is spot on with deeper also bigger try a big damsel nymph or bugger in a size 6 or so.
_________________________

Top
#11739530 - 07/24/16 01:35 PM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
That Possum Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/08/13
Posts: 356
I rarely catch bull gill on the surface. Most the big bluegill I catch are close to the bottom and most the time under an indicator. My most productive patterns this time of year are larger scud patterns, San Juan worms and of course wooleybuggers.

Top
#11739676 - 07/24/16 03:43 PM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
Lloyd5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 323
Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Bully Spider works great. Fish deep, near wood.
_________________________
Texas State Editor: FishExplorer http://www.fishexplorer.com/tx

http://www.amazon.com/River-Proceeds-Wou...ds=on+the+river

Warm Water Fly Fishing Nut

Top
#11740223 - 07/24/16 08:44 PM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
2FlyFish4 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/02/10
Posts: 1335
they can be tough to get this time of the year, most the big fish go deep to escape the heat. They will be more active near dark and at night during full moon phases. you'll catch the biggest fish as fall approaches and they go on a feeding frenzy before winter. Next year during early spring will be another good time to get on them. right now you can find bigger fish shallow in creeks where the can not go deep. That is where I will be targeting them till it cools off some.
_________________________
http://2flyfish4.blogspot.com/



Top
#11740448 - 07/24/16 10:46 PM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37143
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Down here in South Central Texas I am catching nice gills in 10 to 15 feet of water holding by docks,and brush piles. Also pulling out some good ones off of creeks fishing the deeper pockets of water. thumb
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11741150 - 07/25/16 12:13 PM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
Pilothawk Offline
Super Freak

Registered: 01/14/03
Posts: 73417
Loc: Kentucky Lake
I am having fun, although I am a bit overwhelmed. Our pond is so big. WTer up to 70 feet. Not many docks. Very little wood. Fish move around depending on what the TVA is doing. Not really experienced with wet flies. Need to learn...
_________________________
KANSAS JAYHAWK BASKETBALL - Where tradition comes from
2008 NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS-ORANGE BOWL CHAMPIONS 2008
52 Conf Champs /5 Nat'l Champs

Top
#11741298 - 07/25/16 01:35 PM Re: Bigger 'Gills [Re: Pilothawk]
robert hunter Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3353
Been catching some big ones on clousers lately
_________________________

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide