10” bluegill lakes!

12/3/17 @ 11:06 PM
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migr8r
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Thread should be called- 10" bluegill lakes that are now 6" bluegill lakes because I opened my yap. 
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2/3/18 @ 7:12 PM
OB.3
OB.3
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Bago today 

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1/12/18 @ 10:12 PM
clinesaucer
clinesaucer
USER since 12/29/14

A dinner plate bluegill!!!

Along with some other nice gills!!


Backwaters of the Red Cedar River!!

Edited on 1/12/18 10:14 PM
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1/6/18 @ 4:25 PM
7thson
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USER since 6/4/06

I have two go to lakes for these type gills . One in Douglas county , the other in Bayfield county . I only fish them in early summer with a flyrod , keeping only a dozen each time out . Usually only fish these once or twice a year . These fish can be very vulnerable, so I limit how many I take . I once mentioned the name of one of these lakes in a report on LL , and, got a pm from a disgruntled resident wanting nobody to know about these fish .

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1/2/18 @ 10:42 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
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jonah,  read the thread.  I said waukesha,  milwaukee co.  many of those lake have thin,  longer gills.  I'm not talking about the areas you mentioned. Esp not the winnebago chain,  those are as wide most times as they are long.

As for 200 bluegill over 10,  I know many many great panfisherman,  you however are officially the best.

Edited on 1/2/18 10:46 AM
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1/1/18 @ 10:53 AM
SnakeSter
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MEMBER since 7/9/12

It’s the reason I got it mounted. 10” gills are not all that common on the lakes I fish. If someone catches them all the time, they wouldn’t want to mount it, but we don’t catch that many for sure. I think this one made up the length in the tail. 

Edited on 1/1/18 10:54 AM
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1/1/18 @ 7:59 AM
Badgerloader
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A 10" lake is too small to contain bluegill of any size. I suggest you start exploring lakes that are measured in acres, not inches.

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12/25/17 @ 6:00 PM
JonahK420
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.LongBarrell I don' know where you fish but almost every gill over 10 I've caught was super chunky. Thats in the hundreds i have caught around Portage,Waupaca and Waushara Counties 90% released if over 9. A minium of 200 caught one spring out of a tough super clear lake a few years back. Gotta be stealthy for sure. Anyways they were fatties especially the ones out of Lake Poygan creeks inlets and outlets ice out.  My biggest is 11.75 that I released and regret every day lol. FYI all big fish get measured 

Edited on 12/25/17 6:03 PM
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12/12/17 @ 8:32 AM
.Long Barrels
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USER since 12/9/14

Jay,  and you are correct, any 10 is beautiful.  I was a jerk to say anything at all.

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12/11/17 @ 11:23 PM
jaybeeturtle
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Beautiful healthy gills Hans! I do respect what you are saying, Long Barrels. There are lots of gills in Waukesha county that look like that between 9 and 10 inches. But this forum was about 10+ inch gills. When they get real long of tooth, those old gills start to get thinner. Too bad that doesn't work for me. I just keep gettin fatter. In 54 years of fishing, I only caught one 12 inch gill, in Minnesota. It was as thin as a dinner plate and looked like it was gonna keel over any minute

Edited on 12/11/17 11:31 PM
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12/11/17 @ 10:14 AM
.Long Barrels
.Long Barrels
USER since 12/9/14

LOL.  Thanks Hans,  now he can see the difference.  pie plates and wide as they are long.  See, it's cool someone knows the difference.  


Edited on 12/11/17 10:22 AM
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