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Old 09-25-2013, 10:41 PM
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I've been tearin' up the big bluegills in my local lake. The fish are suspended in deep water, about half way down.

I thought to myself "perfect for a fly rod and a fast sink tip line"

The fall bite is on here in PA. They were biting so good, I didn't have to use any stinkin' Gulp plastic! LOL

74 with no wind today. I fished from my float tube from 3pm until 6pm. I must have caught 100 huge bluegills today. I released everything ...... I already have a full freezer with my previous "drop shot" outings!

Best fly today, by far was a size 12 3X white and black marabou streamer. I used my 3 wt with a fast sink tip line.

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Very cool. I like a sink tip on a six weight for bass and blue gills as well when they hang deep. I usually throw clousers. Do you have a pic of that fly?
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Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip

I've been known to run a full-sinking line on my 6wt when fishing in reservoirs for suspended Yellow Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill.
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Very cool. Do you have a pic of that fly?
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The guitar pic points to the fly I caught the 100 bluegills on yesterday:

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Default Re: Lake fishing with a sink tip

There is nothing more deadly in Stillwater than suspending a fly under an indicator. Some purists may frown on this but it is so effective its ridiculous. This method holds true for trout too. But that's another discussion. You can set your depth very specifically. A two fly setup is ideal using a micro bugger and small nymph. Its so deadly when there's a little ripple on the surface causing those flies to dance. But even when its still, you can twitch it. This way you can cover your bases with one rod and one line.

That is a spectacular day you had there. Some very nice slabs! Congrats!
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There is nothing more deadly in Stillwater than suspending a fly under an indicator. Some purists may frown on this
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I agree with you! The next day, yesterday, I put my floating line back on and caught even more fish than before.

With this warm, no wind weather, and the fall bite, the 'gills are staying near the top all afternoon. I think I've found bluegill "Nirvana"?
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