Friday, June 10, 2016

Urban Jungle and Big Bluegills

Yesterday was very windy, and when it is bright yet windy I am often hesitant to go fishing. But in the evening it let up just a little so I took a short walk, carrying only my 3 wt, my camera, and a box of flies. I love catching fish and wild and beautiful places, but what I love more than that is just fishing period. So it was the urban jungle today.

Make no mistake, even in the urban jungle you can find beauty, whether it be a flower or a redbreast sunfish.

I decided to walk a little further in hopes of finding some giant bluegills. A bass was the first thing to eat my ant in this little farm pond.

The first bluegill was not exactly what I was looking for.

The second one, however, was much better. When I set the hook it took a pretty long run,peeling drag and digging hard. It took me some time to get it under control.

I snuck in one last fish for the evening, another nice bluegill around one pound, then I called it quits.


  1. That's the biggest gill I've ever seen!! Those fishing spots look familiar. Hope you have a great day!!!
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

    1. Thanks,
      I've seen bluegills the size of dinner plates before. This is on the low end of the large bluegill scale!