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    Default Danny Case Record Going Down

    Okay maybe a little over zealous with NC record and hard to imagine a 4.5lber, but here is my bluegill (pretty sure it is at least) caught this evening. 12.1-5" inch range and wondering why I didn't weigh it, but I feel like at least 2.5lbs. It was at least 2" wide. Anyways it was a fun little fight and I've only seen cricket and cork sizes growing up. I could have done without the smell though...stinky rascal! Was at a Lake Hickory Oxford dam boat landing at the dock popping a metal wahoo jig.

    Don't fish for records or anything, but would be cool to have one I reckon. I guess you would have to take a fish somewhere that has certified scales. What would you do if a place was closed until next morning? Put on a stringer maybe or in a bucket. Who would do that around Hickory?
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    Okay makes mine look like a minnow...wouldn't want that smiling kids record any way. Jeez thats huge
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    Thats a shellcracker, not a bluegill


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    Yep. Good shellcracker/stumpknocker.
    Back in May, we were catching 17" shellcrackers during the spawn. It was a little surreal, having sunfish take drag on a 7 weight (couldn't keep them out of the hurricane debris with a 5 weight!).
    12 inches is a nice one! I'd say our usual average is 8-10". NC record is near 5 pounds for shellcrackers...
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    That is a Shellcracker and its a nice one but pretty common and the average size of those normally push over a pound. I don't think your even close to a record but none the less- nice fish !
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    I know Danny and went to school with his daughter. I have seen that mount in person a few times. It is definitely bigger than it looks in that photo. It seriously looks like a trash can lid.
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    Nice catch. I seem to get the bigger ones on bait, around twilight. I seldom get the larger ones on artificials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sekod View Post
    Yep. Good shellcracker/stumpknocker.
    Back in May, we were catching 17" shellcrackers during the spawn. It was a little surreal, having sunfish take drag on a 7 weight (couldn't keep them out of the hurricane debris with a 5 weight!).
    12 inches is a nice one! I'd say our usual average is 8-10". NC record is near 5 pounds for shellcrackers...
    Those are some HOSS Shellcrackers
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    Interesting and I wasn't for sure, but will know next time. Quote from above " I seldom get the larger ones on artificials." Skills bro skills!
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    Very impressive and then sekod shows and tells of flyrod catch! Wow, wishing I was fishing wherever you guys were!
    thanks for pics

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    Sekod can put you on some HUGE Shellcrackers, that I can vouch for.
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    Come on up! Got another one (shellcracker that is) the other evening size 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltblood View Post
    Okay maybe a little over zealous with NC record and hard to imagine a 4.5lber, but here is my bluegill (pretty sure it is at least) caught this evening. 12.1-5" inch range and wondering why I didn't weigh it, but I feel like at least 2.5lbs. It was at least 2" wide. Anyways it was a fun little fight and I've only seen cricket and cork sizes growing up. I could have done without the smell though...stinky rascal! Was at a Lake Hickory Oxford dam boat landing at the dock popping a metal wahoo jig.

    Don't fish for records or anything, but would be cool to have one I reckon. I guess you would have to take a fish somewhere that has certified scales. What would you do if a place was closed until next morning? Put on a stringer maybe or in a bucket. Who would do that around Hickory?
    Don't want to burst your bubble, but it looks like a shellcracker to me. Not unusual to see them that big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrattain View Post
    Don't want to burst your bubble, but it looks like a shellcracker to me. Not unusual to see them that big.
    Always best to read the thread before posting... pretty sure that's been covered. Darn nice shellcrackers, boys!
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