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Old 03-20-2012, 09:33 AM
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I was out at the ponds yesterday and had another one of those days. The kind of day where bluegill crush a fly as soon as it hits the water. So far, the 2wt has become my favorite rod for pond fishing. They've been hitting topwater like no tomorrow, with foam spiders being the ultimate fly. Black, yellow, and chartreuse being the best colors.

I caught a boatload of these guys yesterday.

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I need to go explore some ponds and see whats happening in them. I also need to find some little baby ones around an 1" for my aquarium. They are great fishes.
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I've got to hit a couple local ponds that hold some big 'gills soon. Temps in the low 90s today and I had to work.
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Default Re: It's bluegill time

hit my local lake today and caught a dozen gills and a couple lmb. it's been unseasonably warm here the past week, so the fish are getting active
i'll probably try again tomorrow and maybe snap a few pics.

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Default Re: It's bluegill time

Congrat's man sound's like you have a blast. In NJ (Lakes I fish) the Gill's been mostly hitting the pheasant tail nymph's #16 for the best few day's. They haven't been hitting the dry flies (5 total) even when the weather was in the lower 70's.
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Default Re: It's bluegill time

Very nice! I actually just bought a bunch of closed cell foam to start tying some foam spiders and other insects.

Just out of curiosity, and considering most of those little local ponds have some sort of bass population, have you hooked into any largemouth on that two weight??
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Default Re: It's bluegill time

Yes, I have. I haven't hooked into any of the huge bass in there, but I've caught a few smaller ones and they put a nice bend into the rod. The crappie get pretty good-sized there too.

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