I JUST CAUGHT 6 BLUEGILLS THAT I TOOK TO THE HAPPY HOOKER BAIT STORE. DEPENDING ON HOW YOU HOLD THEM THEY EACH WENT ABOUT 15 TO 16OZ EACH AND ARE 11" LONG. I GAVE 3 OF THEM AWAY, THEY WILL BE EATEN I AM SURE. I HAVE 3 THAT ARE ON ICE THAT I WILL PUT IN THE FREEZER. I AM AFTER THE ONES THAT GO 12" OR BETTER. IF YOU EITHER NEED OR WANT ONE TO PLAY WITH GIVE ME A CALL 770 513 9384
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are they Georgia Giants?
no response. And Doug's still waiting for a response on his email.
They were stocked in 1969. They are true bluegils the largest caught was over 2 pounds and 13 1/2 long. Most of the bass were caught and the bluegils were never touched. I catch most of them on minnows.
Paul Thompson, got a few from me and was happy.
it was just that the last time I asked this I never got a response. I also know Doug of Michigan wanted to buy one and you never responded to him either.
BTW there is nothing wrong with Georgia Giants.
your not willing to release the 11 inchers? Same type of catch and release guys we have around here!
Marc, good question. However, you will find that each lake or pond has it's own fish carring capicity. The pond that these bluegills came from is in poor shape and has not been managed for the past 20 years. I have released several of the fish backinto the pond. It is over populated with rouge bluegills and only a hand full of bass. It is my judgement that pulling 50 one pound bluegills out will only help the other fish. These bluegills are eating everything. 30 years ago we caught bass over 10 pounds and now we none over 2 pounds. 25 years ago I caught a 2 1/2 pound bluegill. The pond is in poor shape and the overall bluegill population is far out of control. I hope that your fishing hole is better shape. I would love to see you get a 15 pound bass.
understood. Thanks for taking the time to explain.
the Georgia Giant is a hybrid and the Florida Bluegill is native in my area . The Georgia Giant was developed by Holyoak Fish Hatchery in Alapaha ,Ga.