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Fish: Bluegill

Giant Gills and some LMB

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/28/2020 12:31:13 PM     Points: 57    
Been a fun summer fishing for Trout at High Elevations...We figured we would switch it up and target some warmwater species during the day for this one. Woke up early for a short, mile walk in for the morning bite! When we pulled up it was high 50's and the high temp was supposed to be low 100's for the day, so we didn't want to stay past 1030-1100. No wind AT ALL until the last 30 minutes of fishing.

Had a great time landing into some Giant Gills and a handful of LMB...The LMB were all from 0.25LBS to 2LBs, no giant bass but a couple of good fighters. We used several techniques to pull them in, including the chatterbait, ned rig (various sizes), and small swimbaits! Lots of good hits throwing tight around the vegetation reaching the topwater column!!

Hope you guys enjoy the video and/or the pics!!🎣🎣🎣

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 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jul. 28, 12:40:42 PM     Points: 262    
Nice Gills! Fishing from shore at that Reservoir has suffered since our last drought a couple of years ago! I used to catch a lot more 2-5 lb Largies there before 2018! We need a couple of good high water years to hopefully bring the bigger fish closer to shore!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 28, 3:03:30 PM     Points: 57    
bharper

Thanks man! Love how big they get in there...I noticed the catches have been smaller for the LMB. Would be great if that happens...Next time i'm going to have to go deeper.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jul. 29, 9:07:46 PM     Points: 38411    
Cool video guys! Those gills were tanks like you would get in Wisconsin. Sure fight hard.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 30, 11:43:56 AM     Points: 57    
bron

Love the big bluegill fight, I need to do a catch and cook on them again soon. They're so delicious haha!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jul. 30, 12:21:45 PM     Points: 68    
Those are fun to fish for. My first fish was a brookie that my grandpa caught and then put on my line when I wasn't paying attention. My first gill was fishing a tiny pond in Kearney Nebraska during our family reunion using a red and white bobber and a salmon egg. Learned the hard way how to handle them. Jabbed the crap out of my hand! Nice trip you had there for shizzy.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 31, 9:53:38 AM     Points: 57    
SirGreg88

That's awesome! My first gill was in a similar body of water up in Minnesota. Bobber and worm for me haha...Ya i think everyone has a few stabbings growing up, I still get one occasionally. It was a good morning for sure😀 Tight Lines man!!