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mayflyman 08-19-2001 09:47 PM

Late-Summer bluegills
Well, summer is on the down slide. As we head into autumn, the warm-water fish gear up for the cooler days ahead.
There are some huge, sassy bluegills this time of year. After a full summer of feeding, we now have some monster gills to fish for... GILLZILLA }>
I find the larger; foam-body flies work best in my area, North East Ohio...
Try a hopper pattern too, terrestrials are the way to go in the late summer/early fall.
My favorite terrestrials are:
1) Letort cricket
2) Dave's hopper
3) Ant patterns
4) Foam beetles
I purposely go bluegill fishing in private ponds for the sole purpose of catching large amounts of fish.
Large fish are great, but bluegills take me back to my childhood.
To a more innocent time in my life, learning how to fish from my dad.

John Desjardins 08-20-2001 08:41 AM

The big blue gills are a lot of fun on a light rod. I'm looking forward to two weeks from now when there will be no one collecting $ for parking at a great blue gill spot I found last year. I think it may be time to get my son his first fly rod fish.

Favorite flies are: foam floating draggon/damsel fly, various drowned size 10-12 dry flies and a creation I have that looks like a curly tailed jig.

Around central Mass I find that the bite should last till the 2'nd or third week of October. How does that match up with Ohio?

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