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Last year I caught a 13.5" bluegill in Ohio and this baby tops it.

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What an amazing fish...Congratulations

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Very nice bluegill.
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That is a huge gill!
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Very nice! Congrats!
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That is a great catch !
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I caught Bluegills in Florida many years ago that were 12 inches, and I thought they were huge, but that one's a real monster!

Congrats on the personal best!

What fly did you catch it on?
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I'd love to hang onto that monster on my flyrod! I have a 4wt just waiting for one that size! You might have a state record.

The WR is over 4 lbs...and 16" long. That's bigger than many LM bass I've caught!

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Dang that's a nice fish! It's weird how some species when they get real big like that have the tiny head thing going on.
It's like they get to a certain size and the head stops growing, but the body keeps on going without it.
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Dang that's a nice fish! It's weird how some species when they get real big like that have the tiny head thing going on.
It's like they get to a certain size and the head stops growing, but the body keeps on going without it.
My son said, "Dad, that looks like a Pacu."

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I caught Bluegills in Florida many years ago that were 12 inches, and I thought they were huge, but that one's a real monster!

Congrats on the personal best!

What fly did you catch it on?
This is the best part, it was on one of the poppers I designed to look like the big Pond Hawk dragonflies. It is one of my favorite poppers after heavy downpours, because some of the dragonflies get knocked into the water and the bass and bluegill are frantic to find them.

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I'd love to hang onto that monster on my flyrod! I have a 4wt just waiting for one that size! You might have a state record.

The WR is over 4 lbs...and 16" long. That's bigger than many LM bass I've caught!

Cheers,

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Thanks. The big gill I caught a few years ago would have taken a state record, and this would top that one. The problem in Ohio, though is that you have to destroy the fish for verification and I would rather keep those genes in the pond.
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