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Devan S.

Searching for the Bull Gills 6/1/19

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Spent Saturday morning searching for the big Gills out on the points between Eagle Rock and Shell Knob. Hit 2 of my most productive spots and only ended up with 2. Didn't really even graph any. I think I was a touch early. 

WT was in the upper to mid 70's and boat traffic was pretty calm. Off the water by 10:45.

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Fished between 10' and as deep as 30'. Fished timbered points with rocks and the normal pea gravel run outs with nothing. Both the fish we did catch came in probably 15-18' We spent most of our time in 20'+ of water. Did catch 2 15" walleye. Probably my favorite was of fishing since the worms and drop shot you never know what you'll catch.

 

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Try bluff banks near lay downs tube jigs tipped with a piece of crawler or wax worms flat banks with finer sand or gravel you might get a few, but gills are vulnerable there Big flatheads will stalk areas where gills bed

also if you tie your own jigs, squirrels tail with a hot pink head 32 nd size 1/16 weight 

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I know they can be caught on the bluff and lay downs but I always have to end up wading through tons on small fish to get the big ones. Great for catching bait for cats but I want big eater sized fish. I've got a handful of spots that out on the point/run out a couple guys can catch a load of them if the timings right.....but its just not right. 

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Also fish deeper the bigger gills will be deep 10 or deeper sometimes way deeper, toddlers don’t last long deeper 

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1 hour ago, Devan S. said:

I know they can be caught on the bluff and lay downs but I always have to end up wading through tons on small fish to get the big ones. Great for catching bait for cats but I want big eater sized fish. I've got a handful of spots that out on the point/run out a couple guys can catch a load of them if the timings right.....but its just not right. 

Weird spring.  They’re just not there yet.  

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I don't know anything about the big bluegill there, but where I chase them it is an early EARLY Spring thing. For a couple weeks it's nothing but shoulders. After that the big bulls just disappear for the rest of the year.

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