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Lake: Pikeview Reservoir
Fish: Bluegill

reeling in the monsters!

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/19/2014 8:09:41 PM     Points: 61804    
ok so maybe I'm the monster lookin one. lol But had to check bluegill off the species list so got this big un. Too bad it's a little out of focus but I think you can still see the awesome colors on the gill my wife caught. And then finally a pleasant surprise, trout a little larger than I expect from Pikeview. We only got the one pic and got it right back in the water, but it's colors were also beautiful.
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 9/19/2014 8:16:49 PM     Points: 2088    
Nice always good to check some off the list. I lost my check today only landed on 32" wanted/needed to land the 40+ I broke off today.
 Reply by: fargingicehole      Posted: 9/19/2014 9:03:08 PM     Points: 24871    
Nice! I would take that all day, any day! Good thing you were able to work off the rust before your Spinney trip! I guess that trout tried to get a piece of you too!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/19/2014 9:36:46 PM     Points: 61804    
elk - that had to be fun for a while? Did you cry after it broke off? I would. I'm gonna go have a bourbon on your behalf

icehole - it was a killer bobo. as soon as we prepped him for the photo op he attacked.. it's the stuff in the Pikeview water! Mutants I tell ya
 Reply by: bratfish      Posted: 9/19/2014 9:36:50 PM     Points: 1096    
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 9/19/2014 9:50:18 PM     Points: 2088    
Will cry even more when my wife finds out. Dang spros $ 30 a piece and my 3:16 really hurts. Guess power pro needs to be changed out after a couple of big fish. Snapped mid way of line never had that happen before and had it happen three times today and on leader failure.
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: 9/19/2014 11:55:17 PM     Points: 2504    
... most any day is a nice day if it's a fishin day... gills, bass, trout ... whatever.

Hey, Angler where are you based? We should fish one day. Maybe we can head out on the boat when Chatty starts to cool down a little. Nice Eye bite and the bigger Smallies really put on the feedbag when thngs start to cool.

Let me know...
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/20/2014 3:52:15 AM     Points: 61804    
ok elk I actually had a couple bourbons on your behalf. I'm almost feelin better.

esox, would be great to fish with you. I'm in the Springs but travel pretty easy. contact me at and let's see if we can work something out.

 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 9/20/2014 9:36:39 AM     Points: 1685    
Anglerwannabe Your going to have to put Bluegills back on the list. Sorry

Thats a greenie, it's close, but different species. you can take those off the list though
One of my favorite fish to catch.

Left green sunfish
right bluegill
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 9/20/2014 9:54:12 AM     Points: 61804    
thanks Rangler - bluegill removed, green sunfish added. Is that second pic an aquarium you have?
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 9/20/2014 10:06:37 AM     Points: 1685    
No for some reason it was in my photos but Im sure I pulled it off the net somewhere.
I had over the years some fastastic fish tanks. even a giant backyard pond But I never had a gill tank Im sure they are alot like cichlids.