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 Post subject: Shallow Water Bluegills
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:21 am 
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Hurry up and get the gills fried

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Badin Lake N.C.


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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 5:20 pm 
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I went out on the pond for a couple hours last time I was home and I could see a lot of big ones hugging the bank....literally a foot from dry land!

throwing poppers to bluegill used to be my favorite....its probably now second to smallie fishin' :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:12 pm 
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Nice looking 'gills!

Baden Lake is supposed to also have a nice run of white bass. Ever try for them?


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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:43 am 
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Paul,
I caught some white bass about 25 years ago there ,but have not tried to target them since.
The lake has a large population of waccamaw perch and white perch. Both are fairly easy to catch on live minnows or cut up minnows. They usually are on the humps way out from the bank. Both of them eat pretty well also

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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
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Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
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Grand mess of Bluegill!

They're on the hill down here and
I ain't been able to try 'em yet :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
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When my kids were little we had an aquarium. I put a 5" war mouth in w the tropicals. Next day I think all but the largest fish were gone.

We kept him a couple of weeks but his diet of gold fish procured from Wal-Mart got to be expensive...he would suck 'em in and leave a few orange scales floating towards the bottom of the tank.

We shuttled him back to the lake he came from after not too long.

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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
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A warmouth has no fear. Hell, I have caught them on a 1/2 oz. jig and pig and 7 inch plastic worms.
They are pretty scarce in the lakes around Charlotte. I never caught more than 2-3 per year at Mtn. Island

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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
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Stone-Man wrote:
A warmouth has no fear. Hell, I have caught them on a 1/2 oz. jig and pig and 7 inch plastic worms.
They are pretty scarce in the lakes around Charlotte. I never caught more than 2-3 per year at Mtn. Island

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When we lived in Moore Co., in the Sandhills, is where I encountered them. Used to catch pike too.

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 Post subject: Re: Shallow Water Bluegills
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headgear wrote:
Stone-Man wrote:
A warmouth has no fear. Hell, I have caught them on a 1/2 oz. jig and pig and 7 inch plastic worms.
They are pretty scarce in the lakes around Charlotte. I never caught more than 2-3 per year at Mtn. Island

JT


When we lived in Moore Co., in the Sandhills, is where I encountered them. Used to catch pike too.


Ben,
Do you mean pickerel or pike? I'm not aware of any pike in NC, but there's loads of them toothy hammer handles in our waters. Johnson Silver Spoon or big silvery baitfish fly (think Flashabou) = a boatload of chain pickerel.

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