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Late summer gills

Discussion in 'Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes' started by Vertical jig, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Vertical jig

    Vertical jig

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    I sure hope the suspended gill fishing isn't over. I look forward to that pattern all year!! Sure has been a weird summer with it not really getting to hot and the cold nights starting in mid August. We had 4 nights that hit the 40's for lows in the last two weeks and suppose to be 45 tonight and tomorrow for lows :(
     
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    Ya,I'm not ready to hunt yet!:(
     
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  3. fishgtbay

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    Last year in late September my wife and myself found some suspended in 17 ft of water and had a blast, hopefully she's up to it again this year.
     
  4. mudpuppie

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    Wednesday we couldn't find any suspended 'gills on the clear northern lake we fish, but we finally found some on the bottom in 35'. As soon as we caught a few the fish started to move up in the water column, until there was a cloud of them on he graph half way down. From then on it was non-stop, with many fish grabbing the jig on the drop and already hooked when we tightened the line.
     
  5. williewater99

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    I found a few suspended about 8-10 feet down, over 25 FOW, yesterday (Sunday). Waxworms on a slip bobber was the ticket. Only had about a one hour window where the bite was on, then it shut down. I continued to mark fish, but no takers. Took home 13. Oakland County.
     
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    Cold front sent them back to the bottom. Limited on fish 8.5-9" in 32-35' Threw back a few bigger bulls.
     
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    Oops...tried to put photo on previous post.
     
  9. Vertical jig

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    I guess we will have to call this thread "Early fall gills" now!!
    So gill lovers..What are some of your favorite fall gill tactics???
     
  10. Fishsmith85

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    Well I went out today for about 9 hours and the bite was really tough. Checked some spots that were producing a few weeks ago, nothing. Slipped in shallower, nothing. Ended up doing a zig zag pattern from shallow to deep and picked up 8 keepers in no specific zone at all. Fish in general seem to be scattered with this cold front going. No complaints though I did get an 11" and a few 10's. ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1504748952.590484.jpg
     
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    Wow!!! Now that is a monster Gill!! Well done!! I have been after an 11 inches for many years!!
     
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    I assure you my skills had nothing to do with it. A guy I know was nice enough to take me out this year and show me his ways of catching gills. I watched him catch two monster gills in one day a 11.5" and 11.75" along with multiple 10's, it was ridiculous. Big girls go back for us though and the 9's get fried!
     
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    That's the way it's been for me and a buddy as well,on a lake we fish regularly. No rhyme or reason to where the next one will come from, one in 20 next one in 30
    Think it got to cold to fast
     
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    I fished yesterday afternoon. Tried the same spot that I limited on last week, 20 foot of water, and did not mark any fish. Started trolling in different water depths, and picked up a few, but no real pattern. Then my fish finder lit up when I went over some structure in 10 foot of water. I anchored there, and picked up my limit in short order. Gulp minnows about 5 foot down on a 1/32 ounce jig.
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    Shed Antler, when you troll what do u use? Yesterday, just thinking outside the box I tied up some "mini crawler harnesses" so I can use "Dillies" on them, earlier this year I trolled F-3s just to try something new and ended up w/1 11.5" crappie, as earlier post stated I only go after gills a couple times a year, but lately have a renewed interest in "going back to my youth" lol they are a lot of fun on ultralite gear....tight lines..