Summertime And the living is easy. Fish are jumping…

Ahh…summertime.  A bluegill says summer like blue skies and sun and thunderstorms and cool nights and sweltering heat and mosquitoes and baseball and the Fourth of July and black raspberry pie.  Whether it’s caught on worms or poppers or hoppers or sakasa kebari tied on hooks from Japan or coated in fry magic and sizzling in a pan…a bluegill says summer.  Playing right field and swatting at flies instead of catching them and sneaking down to the pond, scrounging rusted hooks from the ground and tying discarded mono to a stick.   You can say a lot or you can say a little you can rank them on the top bottom or middle – long ear, green, pumpkin seed, bluegill, warmouth, red ear or whatever…nothing is like summer like sunfish.

4 Comments on Summertime And the living is easy. Fish are jumping…

  1. Landed my first brace of warm water fun last Friday! Over 16 fish; bluegill, crappie, and smallmouth all caught at my local pond close to home. Used mini Rapala hard baits on an ultralight spinning rig. Great action on sub surface retrieves usually hit with the first few cranks on the pause. Yes summertime…

  2. Great post. I just had some great summer memories come flooding in :) My Grandpa and I used to go out on his pontoon in Minnesota summers and catch our limit in bluegills; then he’d set me in the basement by with a 5 gallon bucket, a stack of news paper, and tell me to get to work filleting the fish. You’re right. A bluegill does say summer.

    • That gives me an idea of something to train my kids to do – I just need to get a 5 gallon bucket…thanks for sharing – I love to hear those kinds of stories.

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