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Post Posted: 06:06pm - May 25,09 
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If you are one of the fellas that caught them or happen to know these guys,
I sure would like to sit down and chat for a while.

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Post Posted: 06:22pm - May 25,09 
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:shock: Wish I could say it was me.

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Post Posted: 07:00pm - May 25,09 
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Wow....14 and a half! Where's the story?

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Post Posted: 07:06pm - May 25,09 
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Not just 14-1/2, but 14-1/2 PURE!

A pure does not grow as fast as a hybrid, do I have that correct?

How old would ya figure a fish like this is?

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Post Posted: 08:02pm - May 25,09 
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Purple breasted ones :roll:

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Post Posted: 08:17pm - May 25,09 
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I could use a little help here.
Can anyone find any information anywhere in this world that tells of multiple 14 inch bluegills being caught from the same body of water on the very same day?
How bout maybe just a single 14 inch pure bluegill being caught in one of our local lakes?
Um, how bout anywhere?

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Post Posted: 08:30pm - May 25,09 
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.................................and then, I woke up. :(

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Post Posted: 08:39pm - May 25,09 
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GETDANET1 wrote:
.................................and then, I woke up. :(


That's what I say.

I was told today, by an Illinois Department of Natural Resources official, that he verified a catch of 14 1/2 inch pure bluegills taken by a group of fishermen on Saturday from the lake that I was fishing on today.
How can I doubt him?
But then, how can I believe him?

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Post Posted: 08:52pm - May 25,09 
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It is only a story until we see pictures. :wink:

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Post Posted: 08:59pm - May 25,09 
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Georgia Giants?

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Post Posted: 09:09pm - May 25,09 
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Any Luc Wrote :
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How bout maybe just a single 14 inch pure bluegill being caught in one of our local lakes?
Um, how bout anywhere?


Yo Bill, Peoria may not be local, but, here ya go:

http://www.pjstar.com/archive/x36298757 ... ing-Report

http://www.prairiestateoutdoors.com/ind ... rt_5-7-09/


Makinaw looks like 20 miles south of peoria. The Herman Bros run some trips on their private lakes & ponds, in addition to being THE heavy hitters in pond management in that part of the state. I don't know location of their lakes tho...........murph810

http://www.hbpondmanagement.com/guided.htm

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Post Posted: 10:15pm - May 25,09 
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Thanks Murph for those links.

Any, check out the ice videos on the Herman site...


Fran 8)~

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Post Posted: 04:37pm - May 26,09 
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Thanks for the links Murph.
I hope to find a photo of Bob Goodall's 14 incher.

Hey Fran!
I did!

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Post Posted: 10:26pm - May 26,09 
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I've hit some gigantic bullgill in goose lake with my buddy. They were redear's but they were HUGE!!!! It was at least 13" is not bigger. I've never seen anything like them. I had never fished there before until then and he was telling me about them and how he fishs for just those fish in particular. So, I decided to drop my liver and give a few worms a try. I hit two of them in about 3 hours. Like I said before, they were freakishly large. It looked like a bluegill of steroids.

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Post Posted: 08:32am - May 27,09 
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Any luc,

A few weeks I was looking at another local site and I came across a photo a HUGE blue gill. I will try to track down the link. I don't know if it is pure but i'll see what I can churn up.

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Post Posted: 01:39pm - Mar 29,10 
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Hi gang!
Is a shell cracker a pure gill. How large do green sunfish grow. For years now I have been trying to identify those honey hole fish. It is a 50 year old pond 5 acres and it cant be seen from the sky its all shaded and has 5 springs flowing around it. Its surrounded by a 9000 acre swamp. I will show pick hoping they are still there we had a bad fish kill off last winter. Found hundreds of dead gills all over the edges this spring all 10'' or above fish. It made me sick as a dog to see them that way. Many had a big giant hump on there forhead. They were a moasic of green pumpkin and huges of other green colors below there laterial line thru there underbellie! I'll see this sunday if I can round three up for pics. Have to get down to the pond before snake season and poision ivey blooms. I am goiing to learn how to post picks this year Too!
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Post Posted: 03:23pm - Mar 29,10 
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Did ya see the April In Fisherman. :shock

Please be seated when reading.

Don't want ya ta fall over and bump yer noggin.

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Post Posted: 07:09pm - Mar 29,10 
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MikeF wrote:
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Did ya see the April In Fisherman. :shock

Please be seated when reading.

Don't want ya ta fall over and bump yer noggin.


:cry:
Should I be taking my mailman aside to discuss his Christmas tip?

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Post Posted: 08:23pm - Mar 29,10 
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I've got a tiny little honeyhole that produces 11"-12" average pures. Pond is only about 1 acre. Clear water, deep, and little weed growth. Thinking about heading out there in the morning, I will post pics if I do.

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Post Posted: 08:25pm - Mar 29,10 
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Should I be taking my mailman aside to discuss his Christmas tip?


I would. Got mine today and they still use horses down here.



Like MikeF said you better be sitting down when you take a look. Those pics are almost x-rated.

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