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Lake: Palmer Lake
Fish: Bluegill

Palmer is on fire for Blue Gill

Post By: Boog      Posted: 7/3/2018 6:07:48 PM     Points: 66    
Palmer Lake gave me 59 bluegill
If you use just a hook and a small bit of power bait and cast it 4 feet of shore you will catch a ton of fish
Anyone wanting to catch a lot of fish should go out there and catch up

P.S. Happy 4th of July
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 7/4/2018 8:49:45 AM     Points: 5235    
Any size to the gills? Would like to get my grandson a few on his fly rod.
 Reply by: Boog      Posted: 7/4/2018 12:33:17 PM     Points: 66    
Hi not to old to fish
The blue gill are not big 2 to 6 inches best to use a few feet of shore with a rod and reel not a fly rod
 Reply by: Bubba02STi      Posted: 7/9/2018 12:34:42 AM     Points: 515    
I kill it with the fly rod at Palmer lake. Itís also a great place to teach a kiddo how to use one. There are a couple places that are back cast friendly. The beach near the playground and the north and south banks. It is a complicated lake to use the fly rod if youíre not familiar with roll casts, but it makes a great place to learn how to. Iíd bring a spingear for the kiddo though. Just in case.
 Reply by: bruce76      Posted: 7/11/2018 9:28:14 AM     Points: 0    
I haven't caught anything with my kiddos up north, 1 hour drive to catch something I am game. What part of Palmer lake did you catch these bluegill?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/11/2018 9:43:21 AM     Points: 59330    
it's tiny, you can walk entire lake in 5 to 10 mins
 Reply by: bruce76      Posted: 7/12/2018 3:49:48 PM     Points: 0    
Heading to Palmer Lake this weekend, what live bait should i bring? (red worms, corn, bread, etc) Also any lures that work well there, please advise, thanks.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/12/2018 6:23:29 PM     Points: 59330    
I don't use bait but will assume any of those will work. For lures.. fly and bubble, small in line spinners and small jerk baits like the Dynamic HD and Rapala FO3 work well for me there. The in line spinners and hard baits are more for the trout.

if you're really wanting to catch a bunch of small bluegills, I would hit Sinton pond with tiny pieces of red wigglers. it's been a couple years since I been there but am willing to bet there's still tons of bluegill in there, albeit small ones.

Do a little searching you can find some video on the bluegill in Sinton.
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: 7/12/2018 7:07:23 PM     Points: 2498    
They are Bluegills can catch them on Spaghetti-0s.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 7/12/2018 9:25:55 PM     Points: 38411    
Piece of crawler or a red worm on a #10 hook about 8" under a bobber.
 Reply by: bruce76      Posted: 7/13/2018 6:21:27 PM     Points: 0    
Killed it at Palmer Lake today, me and the kiddos reeled in 33 sunfish/bluegill and 2 trouts. Thanks for the advice everyone. That might be our go to spot from now on. Redworms / Nightcrawlers 8 inch from the bobber worked out nicely.
 Reply by: CraigP      Posted: 8/7/2018 8:54:24 AM     Points: 0    
How is the trout fishing at Palmer Lake?
 Reply by: Bubba02STi      Posted: 8/7/2018 4:38:41 PM     Points: 515    
@craig Caught a dozen or so small ones the other day from the yak with pheasant tails drifting between the south shore and the fountain.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 8/7/2018 6:06:50 PM     Points: 38411    
Glad to hear you did so well!

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