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  • Bluegill on JJP

    Posted by rayzor65 on October 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Taking my 4 year old out this saturday morning, that said, he does pretty well fishing in the boat as long as we are seeing the bobber go down every 10 minutes or so. We’ve been out a couple times on OH and caught a butt load of gill in the 4 to 6 inch range. It was a blast but I would like to get into some keeper gill. Part of the fun is putting the fish in the live well 😀 Not looking for anyones honey hole just some places to start.

    Thanks in advance!

    Ray

    rayzor65 replied 9 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • blockel

    Member
    October 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Where are you launching?

  • rayzor65

    Member
    October 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Fate Saunders

    Ray

  • blockel

    Member
    October 29, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Granted it was a couple weeks ago but I found a bunch of what I believe were bluegill on the flat directly next the channel swing that leads into the cove across from the “hole in the wall” island. Most of them were around 10-14ft.

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    October 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    You shouldn’t leave the marina.
    Fate Saunders, especially closer to the restaurant would be a good place to look. They like to suspend under the docks waiting for scraps – or freshly baited hooks. 🙂
    I’ve had success with my 5yo doing the same thing at other marinas with restaurants on OH and Priest. We’ve had good success with rigging meal worms on dropshots with a #2 or #4 hook and a 12″ leader. It usually gets bit before getting to the bottom. I know it lacks the thrill of watching the bobber, but my son enjoys feeling the “bump” when the fish hits. Plus, he only ever sees bass fishing. So, he has an aversion to the float/bobber. Also, the dropshot seems a little easier to cast since the weight is at the end of the line.
    j.

  • blockel

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    quote simplecircuit:

    You shouldn’t leave the marina.
    Fate Saunders, especially closer to the restaurant would be a good place to look. They like to suspend under the docks waiting for scraps – or freshly baited hooks. 🙂
    I’ve had success with my 5yo doing the same thing at other marinas with restaurants on OH and Priest. We’ve had good success with rigging meal worms on dropshots with a #2 or #4 hook and a 12″ leader. It usually gets bit before getting to the bottom. I know it lacks the thrill of watching the bobber, but my son enjoys feeling the “bump” when the fish hits. Plus, he only ever sees bass fishing. So, he has an aversion to the float/bobber. Also, the dropshot seems a little easier to cast since the weight is at the end of the line.
    j.

    Man, you’re son’s going to have “it” bad if he’s already getting addicted to the “thump” of a fish hitting the line! No doubt, one of the best feelings in the world.

    Dropshotting for ‘gills when they’re a little deeper actually sounds like a great idea… gonna have to remember that one.

  • rayzor65

    Member
    October 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for the input, think I’m going to fish around the marina, that way if he gets cold we can duck in and get a hot chocolate 😀

    Ray

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