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#12241351 - 05/11/17 12:48 PM Finally!
Smithaven Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1894
Loc: Hurst, Texas
The bull bluegills in their mating colors are finally on the beds at Joe Pool. While Joe Pool does not have the 10 inch and up fish that Athens or Toledo Bend has, it does have a healthy population of 6-8 inch fish which are great eating.

I caught several Bluegills yesterday which were fat and full of fight. They were caught on mealworms. First I tried a 1/64 oz jig head tipped with two mealworms. The bite was slow. I changed to a plain gold Aberdeen hook tipped with two mealworms and the bite picked up, but it was not as good as I expect from nightcrawlers.
Seventy years of chasing the elusive sunfish.

#12241428 - 05/11/17 01:41 PM Re: Finally! [Re: Smithaven]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 45291
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish and the perfect eating size! Glad you were able to get out there and catch a few. Good job. thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#12242495 - 05/12/17 07:15 AM Re: Finally! [Re: Smithaven]
Laker One Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12616
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice Bluegill. Good job on finding em! woot

Side Note: Do you think the changing of your hook to a gold color made a difference in the bite? If so how? I would think the gold color reflecting in the water would attract the bigger fish. Just my two cents. 2cents

#12242724 - 05/12/17 09:57 AM Re: Finally! [Re: Smithaven]
FishTheBite Offline

Registered: 12/27/15
Posts: 145
Loc: Central Texas
Best tasting fish in freshwater. Nice catch.

#12243734 - 05/13/17 01:55 AM Re: Finally! [Re: Smithaven]
jagg Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3926
Loc: South Texas
Glad to see you catching some big ones, Smithaven! cheers

Nobody has been plugging at it like you have!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His Holy Name!

#12243864 - 05/13/17 08:31 AM Re: Finally! [Re: jagg]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 12154
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Originally Posted By: jagg
Glad to see you catching some big ones, Smithaven! cheers

Nobody has been plugging at it like you have!

Could not have said it any better. Plus one.


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