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An Amago Encore (Applaud)

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An Amago Encore (Applaud)

Postby rvrgzr » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:36 am

Fished for awhile in the pond. The bluegills went for the dropper, which is common:

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Caught some nice bluegills:

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Then wondered what could the pond offer for an encore....

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A bass this size on a Tenkara rod gives new meaning to the term "fun". Especially when you're expecting another bluegill.

NOTE: All the photos were reduced to the medium size (The size of the 1st photo.) I have know idea why the other pics ended up this large. Sorry.
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Re: An Amago Encore (Applaud)

Postby Jay K » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:13 pm

That bluegill still astounds me. Dinnerplate, man.
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Re: An Amago Encore (Applaud)

Postby rsetina » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:03 pm

No kidding Jay. That's the biggest gill I've seen, other than the ones you've posted before. Very nice bass too.
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Re: An Amago Encore (Applaud)

Postby jdchaussee » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:16 am

having never caught a bluegill and seeing how you're pretty much the resident expert on them... Do they taste good? It seems like they would be similar to a largemouth bass.
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Re: An Amago Encore (Applaud)

Postby rvrgzr » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:39 am

jdchaussee wrote:having never caught a bluegill and seeing how you're pretty much the resident expert on them... Do they taste good? It seems like they would be similar to a largemouth bass.


"Bream" (bluegill, shell crackers, redears, etc.) are very tasty and have an almost sweet taste compared to a largemouth bass. Of course, the quality of the water and the fish's primary diet also make a big difference in the quality of the fish for the plate.

And a note about the size of the bluegills: the rumor that Lake Geezer has been stocked with the Mark McGwire strain of 'gills is unfounded! :lol:
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