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Fayette 5-18-2020 #13563426 05/19/20 12:56 PM
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Fished Fayette yesterday from daybreak until 5 pm. Conditions...bluebird skies / little wind /water level full pool / water temp mid 80s / lots of boats (fishermen / pleasure craft / cast netters). Had the pleasure of meeting BILLS2006 on the water & also ran into TomRom as well. The morning bite was slower than normal, but things heated up in the pm. Caught around 30 before noon & 50-60 after noon. More fish are starting to show up in the reed beds, but nothing like the past 2 years. Got a few decent action hookset photos yesterday, plus got to break in a new St Croix rod. In the 1st photo that is BILLS2006 in the background boat, and the second photo shows TomRom in the background. [Linked Image]
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It was good meeting you, just be aware I will follow you all over the lake! There is an art to presenting the Gulp, and with the swivel drop shot hooks an are to setting the hook.


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Nice. I like the stripes on the fish in the 2nd pic. I get striped ones in Athens every once in a while. I'm needing to do some thumping myself!


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Vogey I had a good day as well yesterday. Thanks for sharing some of your spots with me. I caught good numbers but I did not have one bass hook up. Last week I caught over 20 bass and at least half of them were on my blue gill rig. I did notice a lot more short strikes yesterday than the last couple of times I was out. There was a fellow that had his two 8 yr old granddaughters with him that I invited to join me. I was already parked where he wanted to go. It was fun watching his granddaughters catch them. One thing I have noticed about most guys fishing for blue gill is they will share the water. Unlike most bass fisherman, blue gill guys don't appear to always fishing for fame and fortune.

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Originally Posted by TomRom
Vogey I had a good day as well yesterday. Thanks for sharing some of your spots with me. I caught good numbers but I did not have one bass hook up. Last week I caught over 20 bass and at least half of them were on my blue gill rig. I did notice a lot more short strikes yesterday than the last couple of times I was out. There was a fellow that had his two 8 yr old granddaughters with him that I invited to join me. I was already parked where he wanted to go. It was fun watching his granddaughters catch them. One thing I have noticed about most guys fishing for blue gill is they will share the water. Unlike most bass fisherman, blue gill guys don't appear to always fishing for fame and fortune.

I have fished for both species quite a bit, and there is a massive difference. Bluegill tend to congregate in very large numbers densely packed in a small area compared to bass, so there are a lot more fish to share on any given spot. Yes, bass do at times gather in large schools, but not really at the "standard practice" level of bluegill. That has a lot to do with what's considered crowding; I guess you just wanted to take a stab at bass fishermen?

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Originally Posted by TomRom
Vogey I had a good day as well yesterday. Thanks for sharing some of your spots with me. I caught good numbers but I did not have one bass hook up. Last week I caught over 20 bass and at least half of them were on my blue gill rig. I did notice a lot more short strikes yesterday than the last couple of times I was out. There was a fellow that had his two 8 yr old granddaughters with him that I invited to join me. I was already parked where he wanted to go. It was fun watching his granddaughters catch them. One thing I have noticed about most guys fishing for blue gill is they will share the water. Unlike most bass fisherman, blue gill guys don't appear to always fishing for fame and fortune.


That's as true as it gets. Everyone is invited to fish right beside me at any time. I fish for fun and food, no competition in me. So if I'm fishing, "come on over"....just be ready to talk!


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The "Master of Fayette" strikes again. A very solid post with some very solid fish. Good job Vogey!



Side Note: You need to frame picture #3.

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Thanks guys...Tom...Will you quit stirrin up trouble roflmao

Gitter...When I set up the Go Proto to take a shot every 5 seconds you never know what you will get. Out of the 800 photos it took yesterday, I kept around 10...those were the 2 best. Yesterday was not an ideal photo day with the bluebird skies.

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Nope, not at all, just making an observation of fishing that lake the last 17 years. I have always shared the water whether fishing for bass or blue gill. I have never had a problem telling people what I have been catching them on etc. It's such a small lake. Now don't get me wrong, I do try to give people their space. If I came across a little ruff on the bass guys sorry about that, because I still fish for bass a lot as well..

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Vogey I had a good day as well yesterday. Thanks for sharing some of your spots with me. I caught good numbers but I did not have one bass hook up. Last week I caught over 20 bass and at least half of them were on my blue gill rig. I did notice a lot more short strikes yesterday than the last couple of times I was out. There was a fellow that had his two 8 yr old granddaughters with him that I invited to join me. I was already parked where he wanted to go. It was fun watching his granddaughters catch them. One thing I have noticed about most guys fishing for blue gill is they will share the water. Unlike most bass fisherman, blue gill guys don't appear to always fishing for fame and fortune.

I have fished for both species quite a bit, and there is a massive difference. Bluegill tend to congregate in very large numbers densely packed in a small area compared to bass, so there are a lot more fish to share on any given spot. Yes, bass do at times gather in large schools, but not really at the "standard practice" level of bluegill. That has a lot to do with what's considered crowding; I guess you just wanted to take a stab at bass fishermen?


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Steve what else is there to say. "You are living the dream"! Your pictures say it all. bow_down



Side Note: As already mentioned above picture #3 is a "Wall Hanger"! cheers


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Originally Posted by Vogey
Thanks guys...Tom...Will you quit stirrin up trouble roflmao

Gitter...When I set up the Go Proto to take a shot every 5 seconds you never know what you will get. Out of the 800 photos it took yesterday, I kept around 10...those were the 2 best. Yesterday was not an ideal photo day with the bluebird skies.





That picture has the Fafyette Land Mark in it's background. "The Power Plant". Again a super picture made for framing! Looking forward to seeing many more!

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Thanks guys...Tom...Will you quit stirrin up trouble roflmao

Gitter...When I set up the Go Proto to take a shot every 5 seconds you never know what you will get. Out of the 800 photos it took yesterday, I kept around 10...those were the 2 best. Yesterday was not an ideal photo day with the bluebird skies.





That picture has the Fafyette Land Mark in it's background. "The Power Plant". Again a super picture made for framing! Looking forward to seeing many more!




It should be your signature picture Steve! Again as always super post and pictures. cheers


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Can you tell us more about the new rod? Also what reel and line are you using?

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JMo737...The rod is a St Croix Legend Elite Panfish rod & the reel is a Pflueger Supreme SUPSP25. It is the best feeling ultra lite rod I have ever used. The only drawback is that it is pricey. As far as the line goes I use Stren 6 lb test fluorocarbon. I have played around with different lines, but keep coming back to this one. No matter what you read they ALL seem to develop twists & loops to some degree. About a month ago I tried soaking the new spool in water for 5-7 days before using. I have only used the "water treated" line once, on the last trip, & it worked great. Smoother casting & no line twists. Got the tip from a Richard Gene the Fishin Machine you tube video. If you try this you need to make sure and peel the label off the new spool of line, and clean of ALL the adhesive left from the label before you submerge in water. Hope this helps...

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Great stuff Vogey. Glad to hear at least a few are moving shallow. I'll have to give it a try the next calm weekend day.

Great to hear the water treating seems to be working. I gave up on spinning rods due to the twist. I would stretch the line but still got twist.

I use Stren 6 lb fluorocarbon on my fly rod. I can catch white bass in clear water with it so I never worried about it working on bluegill as white bass are extremely line shy at times. It is limp enough to allow great action on the fly. I love it. The only problem is it is not abrasion resistant at all. If I get broke off I replace the entire 3 ft section of tippet. If I don't, I'll lose another fly the next fish I hook. Took me lots of lost flies and fish to figure that out bang

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