Dan Quinn Hudson, WI
DAN QUINN’S FIRST MEMORY OF BLUEGILL FISHING IS NORMAN Rockwellian. At 5 years old, he was sitting in an inner tube with a rope tied to it, the other end secured to his father’s belt loop. Red worms and bobbers completed the picture of father and son wading a small stream near Brainard, Minnesota.
These days, the 35-year-old marketing professional fishes all over the country for all sorts of fish, but chasing bluegills around local lakes in western Wisconsin still holds a special place in his heart.
“Bluegills are awesome because they are so accessible. You can go just about anywhere to catch them,” he says. “But since my childhood days, I have really enjoyed not just catching bluegills, but targeting really big ones.” His tactics are unusual but highly effective when catching a mess of fish is simply not enough.