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Title: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: princecraft on Oct 08, 2019, 05:48 PM
Two of us caught these 50 gills on crickets fishing in 25-28 fow.  Fishing bottom to about 5 feet off bottom.  Three of them were just a hair shy of 10 inches and had several 9+ inches.
(https://i.imgur.com/x8Fwr6D.jpg)
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: RoeBoat on Oct 08, 2019, 08:19 PM
Beautiful mess of gills, hard to beat those on the table!
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: fishogger on Oct 09, 2019, 06:38 AM
another good pile.  you should have fillets till at least early Feb. by now.  ;D
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: Teacherpreacher on Oct 09, 2019, 08:03 AM
Looks like the majority of those are females.
Teach
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: taxid on Oct 09, 2019, 08:26 AM
A lot of people missing out on good bluegill fishing this time of year. Just got in the biggest pure strain bluegill I have ever taken in caught in Michigan the other day. 12 1/2 inches and was probably a pound and half when it was caught. It weighed 1 lb. 6 1/2 oz. after being on ice for a full 24 hours.

(https://i.imgur.com/ssa5pjhl.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: princecraft on Oct 09, 2019, 09:32 AM
A lot of people missing out on good bluegill fishing this time of year. Just got in the biggest pure strain bluegill I have ever taken in caught in Michigan the other day. 12 1/2 inches and was probably a pound and half when it was caught. It weighed 1 lb. 6 1/2 oz. after being on ice for a full 24 hours.

(https://i.imgur.com/ssa5pjhl.jpg?1)
That is a beautiful gill.  Will make a nice mount.
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: princecraft on Oct 09, 2019, 09:33 AM
Looks like the majority of those are femalesTeach

Exactly how do you determine whether male or female.  I have trouble identifying them.
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: taxid on Oct 09, 2019, 12:07 PM
Exactly how do you determine whether male or female.  I have trouble identifying them.

Easiest is during spawing season when the males are darker with a bright orange breast and dark scale edges emanating from above the eyes on the upper back, but the mature females always have shorter ear tabs than the males. About the same in length and width. Mature males tend to have an ear tab that is longer than wide.

Bar pattern is more delicate and broken up on female bluegill.

(https://i.imgur.com/SbpDeebm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gill fishing 10-8-19
Post by: taxid on Oct 09, 2019, 12:14 PM
That is a beautiful gill.  Will make a nice mount.

Yes it will. The man is a catholic priest that is married and has kids. Yes you read that right. He's a Catholic priest not Roman Catholic priest. Orthodox I think? He told me that not allowing priests to get married in the Catholic Church is a relatively new thing vs. how long the Catholic Church has been in existence. Did not know that even as a Catholic!