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Deep gills #13426068 02/04/20 02:30 AM
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We have been targeting crappie as of late. The crappie have been deep holding by Brushpiles but there are also a few big bluegills mixed in and they also like jigs [Linked Image]
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Catching deep gills is fun but not as fun as sight casting to them in the summer when they are just under the surface.





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Re: Deep gills [Re: gar1970] #13426120 02/04/20 03:02 AM
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Nice Slabs Leo! thumb



Side Note: How deep?




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Re: Deep gills [Re: gar1970] #13426233 02/04/20 07:36 AM
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Nice fish, beautiful. After this front passes I'll have to find some before the weekend crowd.


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Re: Deep gills [Re: banker-always fishing] #13426357 02/04/20 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Nice Slabs Leo! thumb



Side Note: How deep?

Thanks chuck! The gills we are finding are in 25 to 30 fow holding tight to the brush hooked





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Re: Deep gills [Re: FlyFX] #13426359 02/04/20 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyFX
Nice fish, beautiful. After this front passes I'll have to find some before the weekend crowd.

Thank you for the reply FlyFX thumb hope you find a bunch!





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Re: Deep gills [Re: gar1970] #13426591 02/04/20 04:04 PM
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Wow Gar, you and Pot sure can find the slabs. It is really strange, this fishing for sunfish in the winter. You folks found them in 20 to 30 FOW, while yesterday Chuck and I were tearing them up, bobber fishing, in 2 - 4 ft of water in a creek with running water. Course they weren't big like you all were catching, ours were only 7 - 8 1/2 inch Bluegills, but were consistently the same size. We just never know unless we go, and being retired we are truly blessed. hmmm


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Those are some nice fish...the top one looks like he's been living deep for awhile with the faded colors.

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Originally Posted by Catyakker
Wow Gar, you and Pot sure can find the slabs. It is really strange, this fishing for sunfish in the winter. You folks found them in 20 to 30 FOW, while yesterday Chuck and I were tearing them up, bobber fishing, in 2 - 4 ft of water in a creek with running water. Course they weren't big like you all were catching, ours were only 7 - 8 1/2 inch Bluegills, but were consistently the same size. We just never know unless we go, and being retired we are truly blessed. hmmm

Thanks for the reply Rick! I think every river/creek system is different in its own way and so are the fish. Thats whats so great about gill fishing there are so many different ways to fish for them and even more fun trying to figure them out. I still have a ways to go till retirement but im looking forward to it and fishing every day cheers





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Re: Deep gills [Re: gar1970] #13427616 02/05/20 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnF67
Those are some nice fish...the top one looks like he's been living deep for awhile with the faded colors.

Thank you for the reply JohnF67 thumb it does look like it hasn't seen the sun in awhile

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Nice Slabs Leo! thumb



Side Note: How deep?

Thanks chuck! The gills we are finding are in 25 to 30 fow holding tight to the brush hooked





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Love that deep water Bluegill bite! Nice post and fish. Awesome job. woot



Side Note: I see the gills get along with crappie in your neck of the woods. What color jig worked the best? hmmm

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Originally Posted by Laker One
Love that deep water Bluegill bite! Nice post and fish. Awesome job. woot



Side Note: I see the gills get along with crappie in your neck of the woods. What color jig worked the best? hmmm

I have been having the best luck using white with purple jigs and pot licker has been catching them on dark colored jigs. thumb





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Re: Deep gills [Re: gar1970] #13430299 02/07/20 10:02 AM
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Great looking fish, sight casting is like hunting but I'll take the tug, shallow or deep!

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Originally Posted by Hunter498
Great looking fish, sight casting is like hunting but I'll take the tug, shallow or deep!

Yes sir! Its all good. Thanks Alan for the reply cheers





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Re: Deep gills [Re: gar1970] #13432806 02/09/20 04:38 PM
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Nice fish and a nice post. Thanks for sharing.

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