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Fayette Bluegill #12774121
05/30/18 04:30 PM
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I’m taking the kids to Fayette in a couple weeks and was wandering where to go for some bluegill/sunfish action. I’ve fished the lake before for bass but I know nothing about where and how to fish for sunfish. Any help would be much appreciated.

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic] #12774470
05/30/18 08:35 PM
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Hit the timber and move around a lot until you find them. My largest was 1 lb 9 oz. 8 were over 1 lb.

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook] #12774523
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CricketHook….Do you catch these monsters all year long, or is it seasonal ?

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic] #12774574
05/30/18 10:07 PM
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Wow, great fish and great information CricketHook. You need to post more often.

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook] #12774592
05/30/18 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: CricketHook
Hit the timber and move around a lot until you find them. My largest was 1 lb 9 oz. 8 were over 1 lb.




Nice "HOG"! rockon




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Vogey] #12774628
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Mostly after April. Sometimes beginning in April but this year was colder than normal. You can find the red ear bunched up through mid to late August. Usually around the first of July you can find them bunched up and fill an ice chest with slabs.

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic] #12774773
05/31/18 01:04 AM
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That is impressive


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Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic] #12774877
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Thanks for the info!

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic] #12774917
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woot


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Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"
Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook] #12775676
05/31/18 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: CricketHook
Hit the timber and move around a lot until you find them. My largest was 1 lb 9 oz. 8 were over 1 lb.




Judging by the post I have been seeing over the years about Fayette,that lake is loaded with some super Bluegill and Redear!

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook] #12775890
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CricketHook...I have another question for you. I looks like you use a float...How deep do you set it when searching for these guys ? All the ones I have caught from Fayette, I was fishing Carolina rig on the bottom. What is the advantage of using a float ? And I agree...Once u find one, there seems to be a pot full...Thanks in advance...

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I run a Thill slip bobber with a rubber bobber stop on a spinning rod (Lews Wally marshal crappie rod). Set it about 8-10 inches above bottom. It’s easy to adjust than a snap float and easier to cast. Fayetteville has black goop on the bottom in most areas. I will also use a drop shot rig. Palomar knot a long shank cricket hook with a 8-10 inch tag end to then add a 1/4 oz or less bell sinker. I use meal worms that I buy in bulk. Much cleaner than worms and cheaper too. I can buy 1,000 for about $20. They keep in the fridge for several months. You will be amazed how many more fish you will catch on a drop shot rig. You gotta get the bait in their face without loading up on bottom slime. 8lb braid is the best with a tiny spot swivel and about 2-3 ft of mono.

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Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic] #12776544
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Will be fishing Fayette a couple of times during the summer/fall months! woot

Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Laker One] #12776560
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Originally Posted By: Laker One
Will be fishing Fayette a couple of times during the summer/fall months! woot





Plus #1. thumb




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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