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Bluegill Fishing in Ohio

How To Catch Bluegill In Ohio

Big Bluegill Fishing in OhioFor this April I was planning to go fishing in Alabama to catch my first bluegill. But this morning I found my self walking through a dark forest near New Straitsville, in Perry County, Southeast Ohio..  to find a little pond at an old coal mine.

I was so ready and excited to catch a bluegill. I have never seen one before. We don't have it in European lakes. For local fisherman it's not a special fish at all and nothing to get excited about it. They catch smaller bluegills to use as live bait to catch catfish and decent size largemouth bass.

I quickly made a simple rig; a small size hook and bobber on a 23mm line.
Here they use worms to catch everything. So I followed my friends. Even though I hate using live creatures to catch fish, I had no choice..

Here the result! my first Bluegill
They were everywhere. Around the old trees, bushes, weeds, deep bottoms, shore and all over the pond. They just love worm and attack it like a shark. I loved playing with them! It was an awesome day for me. I liked in Fishing Bluegill in Ohio

Bluegill fishing in Ohio Perry County

My first Bluegill was really a good, decent size one. This is the second catch. It was rather a small one but it attacked the worm like a piranha :)
How to Catch Bluegill

My first DUO Ryuki 50MFD Minnow

Spearhead Ryuki Floating Minnow For Bass and Bluegill
Duo Ryuki Floating LureDuo Spearhead Ryuki lures are made for freshwater fishing, targeting mainly trouts but, so far I have tried different sizes of it only in the sea and I caught a lot of gilt-head bream, sargos and painted comber.

And yesterday first time I tried it in freshwater, in a large pond/lake in Southeast Ohio. My friends told me that there might be dark shadows over the pond because of big trees around, so I wanted to take a colourful minnow with me. It was a good opportunity to try my brand new Ryuki50 MFD Floatin Minnow Full Chart Yamame

It's a floating minnow but dives like a rocket. It was perfect for such a pond where the bottom was very clean, without tall weeds and big rocks. Although the water was very clear and the sun was so bright, I still got lots of bites and some bass loved chasing it. It was a good fun.

Some people say DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50MFD  is good only in rivers but one more time it proved itself that it's a great minnow for all waters. A very easy to use lure. You only need to know how to control the tip of your rod.
DUO Ryuki 50

DUO Spearhead Ryuki Yamame Colour Minnow

DUO Ryuki Freshwater Diving Minnow

Grouper Fishing with Savage Gear 3D Sardine

Fishing with Savage Gear 3D Sardine
New 3D Sardine design of Savage Gear is an ultimate killer. Groupers love this soft lure. There are 3 different colors. Spinning and Jigging Pro Vidalis from Greece shows us how to catch fantastic beasts with this soft sardine.

Here I also posted my favorite 3D Herring (Sardine) photos and some info about it.

Best Soft Lure Herring

This is the best 3D Herring Soft Lure I have ever had.
It's called "3D Sardine" at online shops and tackle stores where you can find Savage Gear products. There are three colours of it; Sardine, Herring and Lemon Back

I tried all the sizes and colors in different depths, day and night. And I ended up carrying Herring 10cm in my bag all the time. It's just so perfect for my saltwater LRF and HRF (hardcore rock fishing) adventures. Groupers, yes, all types and size of groupers adore this savage gear herring. I also caught octopus and Moray eel ( Muraenidae ) with this soft herring lure.

Best Soft Lure For Grouper Fishing
My favourite soft Sardine, it's is 10cm and 21gr
Savage Gear 3D Sardine Lure

Back of 3D Herring. So realistic. Size, curves and the hook placement is absolutely awesome.
Savage Gear 3D Herring Soft Lure

DUO Pencil Popper Dorado Colour

This alluring pencil popper is also called as ROUGH TRAIL PENCIL POPPER 110

In my opinion, it's one of the best pencil poppers of DUO. I had this Realis Pencil Popper dorado colour one since July 2016 and I always carry it in my lure box everywhere I fish. It's perfect for all weather conditions and you can catch lots of different species with it. I caught bonito, sea bass, barracuda, needlefish, amberjack, leerfish in the sea and perch, carp and pike in freshwater.  I thought maybe I was just too lucky, but it wasn't only me.. Two of good friends of mine have also tried it several times and they too returned home with good catch.

Duo Realis Pencil Popper Dorado is 110mm, 18 gr and Floating, with hook size #4

DUO Pencil Popper Dorado Colour

DUO Realis Pencil Popper Dorado


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Painted Comber on Soft Bait - Comber LRF Adventures

Painted Comber or Lettered Perch whatever you like to call it, I love this fish!
Last year I visited some tackle shops in Talinn, capital of Estonia and I have bought a box of mixed colours and size rubbery soft plastic lures. Unfortunately because of terrible weather conditions I couldn't try them during my visit Baltic rivers and lakes in Estonia and Latvia, so I brought them with me to Turkey for winter LRF adventures.
On a sunny Thursday afternoon I arrived at a quiet place where I could see the beautiful rocky bottom and I picked a dark brownish worm - about 3cm-  from that box. When the sun is so bright and the water is so clear, I always use dark color soft lures on red or white jig heads; a learned lesson from my previous experiences.
Painted Comber LRF
And this painted comber couldn't wait for too long; I felt that merciless attack on my hook as soon as the lure touched down the bottom. I love painted combers. Best game for fish species for LRF fans.