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    Default Been catching these coppernose

    This is what I been catching for five weeks now -- coppernose bluegill. They are a hoot to catch, all of them are big. This one is probably close to a pound. I released it and some bigger ones. They are bedding and if the fish has eggs, a fat belly, I let 'em go even if I am keeping some to eat. I usually keep about six cuz I don't dread cleaning them if it's only six, plus, 12 fillets makes a good meal for two or two meals for one! The biggest I have caught weighed 1.2 lbs and was 11 inches. I catch them on Trout Magnet jigs. They are a great 'fight' on UL rig. Lately, catalpa black/green has been the best color. I have caught them every single trip (about 4x/wk) except two days ago, they did not bite! I don't know what happened! On most casts, I catch one. I catch several or maybe a dozen or two that I release and then leave them alone. I probably have close to a dozen beds located. I sometimes catch a bass on the beds while bream fishing. Biggest has been 4.8 lbs. And that is on a tiny Trout Magnet!
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    Fantastic.... I also catch the big Coppernose in Bama, every time I go.

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    Those are some beast
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Beat fish! Wish TN had them.

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    Planning a trip to Lake Okeechobee next March the week of the full moon. Big Coppernose are on the agenda.
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    NOW that there is a PAN fish , round and fat as a butterball , what a pretty specimen
    sum kawl me tha outlaw ketchn whales
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    Wow, I've never caught any type of sunfish that large!

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    You’ve done something I can’t ever get done, that’s cross the 10” mark. I can get close but not past it. They’re great fun and good in the pan when I choose to take a few. Fish that big give up some great fillets. Thanks for the post and pic.
    Listen to your gut over all the other voices.

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    Nice fat gill, reminds me of the fat coppernose out in California.

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    Trout Magnet slays the coppernose! I've been using them since someone told me about them on this forum and they work great!

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