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Bluegills On The "bimbo Skunk" Fly?

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I read an article on Lake-link about the "Bimbo Skunk" fly (that is honestly it's name!). Ted Peck, a guide up north in Wisconsin, talks in the forums outfishing his go to live bait 7 to 1 and has posted successful trips day after day!  I was wondering if anyone here has tried it down here, and how well it works?

 

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Ted Peck's Lake-link article

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I would be skeptical, looks like he's selling. Bluegills are pretty easy to catch on buggy, leggy flies, it's finding them that generally is the problem.

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No experience with the BS (pun intended) but I have done a fair amount of searching for big gills on Lake O and have cone to the conclusion that they are too scarce to bother with. Any farm pond in the state seems better for gills than this lake.... not sure why but I never even hear about a big mess of fat gills around here.

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That's interesting. Table rock and Stockton are loaded with them.

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I know it. There are billions of bluegill hanging around the docks, shorelines, and brush here, but they seem to vanish before they get 9".

I never hear of anyone catching big bluegill here, not even an occasional one by accident.

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Thanks all for the info, you guys have been very helpful :) I am from Fort Lake Kansas and am looking to make a trip over in a few weeks... trying to figure out what baits to bring. Now I also know what lakes to fish too! I'll repost on other lakes and find out if anyone has had any luck there. Thanks again :)

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Maybe all the bluegill get eaten by bass or catfish before they get old.

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Location, location, location. Good Bass, walleye and trout water are fairly easy to find. Folks on this forum are always carrying on about this or that hot spot but good Bluegill water now that's a different story. Heck I can count one one hand the number of publics lake I know of where good size Bluegill are accessible to fly fishers. For what it's worth I wouldn't share that info with my own mother.

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I found a spot mid-lake in the back of a small, deep cove on the bluff side- transition from chunk rock to pea-gravel with some fallen trees and a slow gradient out to the drop-off. Loaded with up-to-8" bluegill, but no monsters. The smaller ones swim on top, but the big ones are on the bottom with the carp. Not skinny, but they aren't plump like the ones here in IL. Try to find a spot that would be good spawning grounds from 2-10ft deep, and looks like it would have a good insect population.

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I'm pretty sure you could dip a hook in glue and roll it in a bowl full of foam and rubber legs bloodsport style and catch bluegill.

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