Master Angler My Dream Fish! Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Jim Uran Lengby Mn Over the last couple of years I have become very passionate about catching and releasing giant panfish. I’ve caught quite a few over 10″ and was on the hunt for something over 11″On an August morning this summer I decided to try out a lake that I know produces big bluegills, just not that many of them. We fished for a few hours and pulled in a few fish around the 10″ mark. I was casting around a Northland Firefly jig tipped with a small leech when I felt a good strike, I set the hook and the ultra-light rod doubled over and I about fell out of the boat when I saw her coming up!She was quickly measured at 11.5″ and released to fight another day. Species: Bluegill Date Caught: 08/11/2012 Kept / Released: Released Region of Catch: Region 5 Length: 11.5 Weight: Lure / Bait used: Lure | Pink 1/32 oz Northland Firefly jig Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from In-Fisherman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More master-angler Show More Get the In-Fisherman Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Best Fishing Times: Solunar CalendarRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 8 issues for the low price of just $8! Subscribe!