Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
shortfatguy

Monster Gill!!

Recommended Posts

I caught this gill while throwing a titanium spinner bait for pike. I did not measure it but it had to be close to 11" or better. The spinner bait is a full size bait not one of those mini deals and I have pretty good sized hands ( I am 6'5" ) any guess on the weight of this girl?

cabinandlakekabetogama018.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW! thats a beauty!

i would gladly do the math to find the true length of her if you post up the length of that spinner bait head (need it to find the length)

easily over 1lb for sure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont have the bait with me at the moment but I will get it measured. That is the second fish I released during the fourth of july week that I should have mounted!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice gill sfg! Spinners can be a great bait for big gills! Once they get big enough, they are like crappies and switch to nearly an all fish diet.

Here's a timely article from Matt Johnson about spinners. Matt passes on some good info to help catch some big gills, although I don't think he ever intended for anyone to get them on bass spinnerbaits!

Congrats on the great fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't you have any walls at your house? Nice catch! Kudos on the release too. Not many that would. I'm not in the business of killing fish but make exceptions for the wall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really should have probably mounted that one as well as the 31" walleye I released the same week. I would rather do a replica on them but didnt have a tape to measure girth etc. plus I didnt want to keep them out of the water too long screwing around measuring. What do the taxidermists need to do a replica?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do the taxidermists need to do a replica?

A picture and a length will do. The picture you have of that gill will give the taxidermist a very clear reference point for the paint job. Congrats on a monster gill!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a PERFECT picture for re-creating your fishes original colors. It's always a good idea to take pics from several angles and try to avoid sun glare in the pics. Dandy gill shortfg!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just did a measurement and it looks to me to be just over 12 inches long. I use this photo to measure since the one above has the tail cut off. I measured the smaller blade on the spinner and it is 1.5 inches long. how much would that weigh?

cabinandlakekabetogama017.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its hard to say if that is accurate though, the tail of the gill is closer to the camera lens then the spinnerbait, that changes the perspective and makes it appear longer. I would have no Idea how to get a measurement for a pic, there has to be some formula for taking lens angle into account, but I am just a truck driver and can't help you there.

Dandy gill by the way, I caught one a few years back on a full size spinnerbait that didn't look much different than that, unfortunately I didn't get a measurement on that one either!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just two cents, from a 30 yr taxidermist who also does repro's..

If the small blade is 1.5" and you don't take into consideration distortion from the photo angle, the fish would be approx. 11.25" (accounting for distortion would still be around 11") with an approx. girth of 10". That would put the fish around 1.35#.

That's one dandy gill in anyones book. Congrats!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used the name shortfatguy for years as a screen name because all of the good names are taken so I tried to think of something noone would want and thats what I came up with

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • That would be a cool ride for the kiddo! Well done
    • Musky999 captured win number 3 on the season with a score of 337 2--BlackLundProV  319 3--fishingstar           312 4--Swiveldigger        298 5--88fan                    295 6--Catzman              280 7--mnwildman         268 8--gregg52               264 9--Juneau4              260 10-jar jar                  253 11-Henry's Heroes  251 11-huckfin               251 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Pts 1--Juneau4             8406 2--Swiveldigger      8344 3--Catzman             8341 4--mnwildman        8313 5--huckfin                8309 6--Musky999           8171 7--fishingstar           8122 8--88fan                    8094 9--Henry's Heroes   8055 10-jar jar                    7882 11-gregg52               7813 12-BlackLundProV   7757
    • Stumbled on this thread and nice to see that cool truck! That's is a sweet find. Reminds me of the project truck of my buddy's uncle. 1992 F150 2x4 6" suspension lift, Motometal forged wheels, and 33" tires.
    • Sacrilege!! Burn him! Burn him! 
    • Picked up a beat up old snowmobile sleigh with holes and cracks for cheap. 20 years in fiberglass mfg helped a lot! Fun little project to haul the grandsons around for some ice fishing and trail riding.
      Still need to add the windshield. I call it the "Monster Hauler!"
    • Agree to the fact that sometimes things we smoke do add up money wise.  I smoked 35 pounds of goose sausage today for the kid, spent around 100 bucks, trim, seasonings, casing etc.  But......... i got to drink about 13,14 and watch the queens while i did it, thats why I smoke. lol
    • From the tree I assume, not the stand.  But close for sure!  Nice to have a 10 pointer down (and all the other stuff) by this time of year.
    • Sucks to be you, I guess. You really don't know much about BBQ, do you?  
    • Except your thesis is contradicted by the fact that much BBQ doesn't really have much in the way of "strong spices".   
  • Our Sponsors