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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2013, 09:41:24 pm »
Great stuff, is there anywhere to catch them in the Eastern Cape.


Should be man , they are in their millions in CPT , amost like pests , when fishing for Dwerg and Vlei kurpers .

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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2013, 11:12:34 pm »
Great stuff, is there anywhere to catch them in the Eastern Cape.


Should be man , they are in their millions in CPT , amost like pests , when fishing for Dwerg and Vlei kurpers .


Thanks Lenny

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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2014, 12:33:54 pm »
Thanks for great post David! I love catching these little buggers too!


@ Fishersteve the Grahamstown area is full of Bluegill! Most bass water in the Eastern Cape has bluegill too! Where are you located?


Would you believe that bass and bluegill are in the same family?


They spawn much the same time as bass, and if you find a bed of nests late in the year you can sight cast to the bigger ones (polarized sunnies help a bunch). They love surface lures with legs closer to evening, which is why I also think fly fishing for them is ideal. I tie some of the most ridiculous looking flies for these guys provided it has that magic characteristic (legs, sink rate or colour etc) that they are looking for - they wolf it down!


You cant believe the size of a foam popper, covered in rubber legs and deer hair that a bluegill can fit in his tiny mouth! And they fight like little trucks!


For me, catching bluegill on my 3 weight boosted my confidence with fly and help cut my teeth with casting technique and presentation. Being able to drop a foam hopper in a 30cm wide gap between lily pads (one of their favourite homes) from 10 meters is tough and forced me to focus on accuracy and presentation.


My favourite flies are foam hopper, bead head bugger with rubber legs instead of hackle legs, blood worm imitations and bass fry patterns (during the spawn).


Here are some photos from an afternoon late last year.


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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2014, 10:14:33 pm »
Hi BigMatt,


Sorry forgot all about this, thanks for the info and will go hunt some next year when I'm in SA.


Cheers

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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2014, 07:06:08 am »
Hey BM! Care to give us a close spot to Kenton where I can get a Bluegill or 2 on fly?  :hnthnt:

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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2016, 02:16:53 pm »
Hey guys... Im looking for some bluegill spots that are around the PAarl/Wellington and surrounding areas? Any tips or locations to offer? Thanks in advance.. :tkx:

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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2016, 06:53:28 am »
wOW, stunning photo's Mojsinjski!

Now is not a good time to go fishing... said nobody... EVER!!

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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2016, 09:18:56 am »
Agreed  (clap) are those Redbreast Sunfish?

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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2016, 02:41:40 pm »
@REEFMAN

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Thanks

This species is present in our country

It is called pumpkin seed
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Re: Bluegill
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2016, 03:40:32 pm »
Nice thats a beautiful fish!