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    So off I went to my usual stomping grounds. I haven’t kept any fish in months and I’ve been hearing a bluegill sammich calling my name. After the noseeums tied to eat me alive last week I was in no hurry to start early for a repeat performance of that. In about 7 and out about 11, just ahead of the promised rain. Almost one now and the rain just got here,but the timing was good anyway. Boats put away, fish filleted, lunch made and eaten. All I need now is a nap. About 15 bluegills over 8” and a couple of crappie and a little bass on the fly rod. Mike and Sylvia stopped by to say hello, good to see y’all. Ran into another friend and made another. Just a real relaxed morning with almost no wind and just a few noseeums.

    The highlight of the morning came in the form of a catfish. I was pitching my tiny stuff on some Fireline Crystal in 3lb and made a good cast up underneath a tree into maybe a foot of water. One turn on the reel and got a thump and snapped the rod up to set the hook. The water exploded and I couldn’t control what just broke water and headed south for open water. Thrashing like a bass a couple of times, but it was the wrong color. Drag slipping, back and forth, under the boat, this went on for a couple of minutes. Finally got him close, but he had other ideas and he left again. Got the net in one hand and he quit stripping so much line. Two or three tries I got him in the net, my new PB for my ultra light tackle at 5lb 12oz on the scale. Doubled up in the net it was an impressive sight. I dropped him over the side and immediately cussed myself for not taking a pic.

    Brought 6 good gills over 8” home for my sammich fix. Filleted and blackened and resting on a bed of mayo and toast, I’m good for a while. Couple of pics of today’s victims in a couple of different phases. Thanks for coming along, hope to see y’all soon. Til the ........Skeet

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    Comments 3 Comments
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      Bluegills are ery good eating. Nice report good catch.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good report Tim
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      very nice , love me some bluegill tacos for sure . congrats
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