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    Default Bull Bluegills

    Finally after lots of enquiries, false leads and lots of kilometers managed to find a pond close to home with some prety decent bluegill in it.
    Even though we had about 25mm of rain during the night the fish were still sitting in the shallows where I could sight fish to them.
    What an awesome experience, these guys can pull hard on a 3wt and they really were great fun.
    A small #12 yellow and red Wooly Worm did the trick. There were even bigger brim in the pond but the owner recons they are very suspicious and the weather conditions pushed them of the shallows.
    I became an instant addict and can see why some people actively fish for these bad boys.
    What makes the pond so special is that there are only gill in it and about 7 massive female bass to weed out the smaller fish.
    These are some of the better fish I managed to land









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    Those are awesome Bluegill! Such a great little fish... nicely done Mkhondo...
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    Bluegills are ferocious predators.
    I recall a trip into the Cedarberg to target Clanwilliams.
    After a day, We gave up on the Clanwilliams and targeted the bass.
    But we could not get to the bass, as the Bluegill where attacking the 7cm wooly buggers with continous takes.
    Every now and again you would hook one that would impale itself on the big hooks.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    WOW, absolute monster Bluegills!

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    Thanks guys

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