Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Missing my Goal to Land 100 Super Size Bream


Sorry to say I missed my quest again this year to land 100 super size bluegills during the spawning period. I ended the quest at 78. I thought I would make it this year but there were other fisherman going after the gills especially when they went on the beds. I landed the majority of my big bluegills really early before they ever went on the beds. I found during the months of March and early April the bigger bluegills are cursing the banks to select areas they are going to fan out for beds. This is a prime time to catch them because no one else is actually fishing for bluegills during this time. Once they go on the beds you better get there early or else you lose out on the best size fish. Walker County Lake is the one place I landed some monsters this past year early. I did catch some counters on Smith, but the really bigger bluegills are going to be in lakes that are managed properly to grow that size fish, and Walker is really blessed with the big fish. So I would say I was lucky to have landed the 78 I brought to hand and I am going to look forward to next year’s quest.

14 comments:

Blake said...

an impressive journey that certainly was a pleasure to follow along with you. you certainly didnt count some fish i felt were giants. nothing to feel bad about here!

Ty said...

78 big 'gills like that is danged impressive Bill. Enjoyed following you on this quest.

Howard Levett said...

Hi Bill,

Well, the quest is most of the fun in my book. You did pretty darn good and I enjoyed each one a lot.

Mel Moore said...

Bill, I would sure love to land a handful of those big 'Gills, let alone (78) of them. Fly fishing is all about challenges. You have picked a good one.

Brk Trt said...

That's nothing to be sorry about.
If you were a major league ball player you would be a millionaire.

Mark Kautz/Shoreman said...

It was a good try and yes, there's always next year.

Mark

Brookfield Angler said...

It may have fell short, but 78 super gills is a good number!

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Yes I could have counted some that were broderline but I am determined to only go after the really super size ones. I really think this lake I fish for gills has some that are at least 1 1/2 pounds. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
Yes 78 is impressive especially when you are competeing with all the live bait fishermen going after them too. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Fishing has always been a challenge for me and my quest each year just adds a little more fun to it all. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
These really big gills on the fly is a ton of fun and yes a challenge to land at times. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I only wish I had a dollar for every fish I have landed since I started fishing years ago. I could pay for a numbers of trips to Montana. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I will be starting the quest the first week in March next year fishing the Black Gnat. There is no surface activity that early and the Gnat is deadly during that period. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Brook
At least I beat my year befor goal by 3. Thanks for the comment