How To Catch Bluegill This Spring

Spring is the best time of the year to get out on the water. The weather is phenomenal, flowers are blooming, and critters of all persuasion are following cupid’s arrow to create the next generation of deer, birds, and fish. From a fishing perspective, spring fish are usually hungry, aggressive, and shallow – which makes catching them easier and more …

Fall Fishing For Bluegill: 10 Tips You Need To Know

During the summer you can find an abundance of small bluegill in hot shallow water, but big bluegill seek cooler temperatures in deep water. When the weather turns cooler in the fall and water temperatures start dropping the big bluegill move briefly to the shallows again to feed. As the days grow shorter and water temperatures start plummeting bigger bluegill return …

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The Record Bluegill Sunfish For Every State In America

Bluegill are the one of the most accessible, popular, and best tasting freshwater fish in North America. And pound for pound, they might be one of the hardest fighting. Part of the Sunfish family, bluegill prefer warm water lakes, rivers, creeks, and ponds. Bluegill are opportunists when it comes to feeding and will commonly eat things like plankton, insects, worms, …

Bluegill vs. Bream: Different Name, Same Fish

Throughout my travels across the country, I have heard anglers give a common sunfish different names. In the South, some anglers call the sunfish a bream and others dub it a perch, while in the North and Midwest it is called a bluegill. What Should We Call This Popular Panfish? Well here is Wikipedia’s definition of this panfish: “The bluegill …

How To Select The Right Livebait For Panfish

Using live bait is about the closest anglers can come to guaranteeing they will catch panfish on any given day. Savvy anglers can tie on their favorite artificial fly or soft plastic drenched in the smelliest, oiliest fish scent and catch plenty of panfish, but the real deal produces more often than the imitations in most instances. Minnows, worms, crickets, and crayfish …

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Bluegill Fishing 101: How To Catch Bluegill

Ask most anglers how they started fishing and they will likely tell you their dad gave them some bait and they started out with bluegill fishing. Some of those anglers have moved on to pursuing larger species, but numerous anglers of all ages still seek smaller panfish treasures such as bluegill from various waterways throughout the country. Bluegill provide plenty …

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Trout Stocking: How To Find Out When And Where

Trout fishermen that aren’t blessed to live in areas of the country where native trout thrive in streams and rivers instead rely on hatchery stocking to support their passion – which means they are often subject to the whims and fancy of the various natural resources agencies that manage the fisheries. There are several resources available to anglers looking for …

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How To Target Slab Bluegills Under The Ice

  Nothing beats a day out on the water when the fish are biting, even when that water is frozen over. Watch as Jon B. pulls slab gills through pond ice and learn what got him success on that particular day. How to properly target bluegills, what baits to use and where to look are all covered. The only question …

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Bluegill Fishing: When Artificials Out-Fish Live Bait

Spending a day on the water chasing bluegill can be some of the most fun an angler can have on the water. Not only is the action generally fast, but for their size bluegill are some of the scrappiest fighters you’ll catch in fresh water. To catch bluegill, most anglers rely on live bait like nightcrawlers, leaf worms, crickets, or …