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CaseyPNovember 14th, 2007, 11:50 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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some of us regard the bluegill as God's gift to beginning angers. seems they backfired as a gift:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7094048.stm
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
LamNovember 14th, 2007, 8:17 pm
Lancaster, PA

Posts: 81
Kind of ironic considering that Japan is one of the leading decimaters of the oceans bounty (tuna, wonten mutilation of sharks just for fins, whale slaughters, etc.).
DanoNovember 15th, 2007, 5:56 am
Vanderbilt, Michigan

Posts: 101
...Sorta like the introduction of von Behr Brown trout into Brook trout waters....North Branch of the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin, Michigan by J.F. Ellis in 1884 being the first North American planting. The rest, as they say, is history.....

Dano


Eventually, all things merge into one...and a river runs through it.
Jmd123November 19th, 2007, 8:41 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2358
Bluegills are EXTREMELY aggressive when it comes to territory. Ever kept any in an aquarium? One decides that he's King of the tank and, through incessant harassment, slowly kills everybody else in the tank. A friend of my father once had a big tank full of cichlids, which are notoriously territorial, like to rearange rocks and plants, and generally don't get along with each other. Well, this guy lived on a lake and he decided to add a bluegill to the mix, which proceded to beat the living sh*t out of his tough, aggressive cichlids - they were no match.

So sure, world, give us your dumb-ass carp! We got bluegills, we got bass, we got rainbow and brook trout...WATCH OUT!!!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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