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Bluegill Fishing

Bluegill Fishing Tips

Can You Eat Bluegill?

Can you eat bluegill? Are bluegill good to eat? Well, the short answer is a resounding yes! While crappie might get top billing as America’s most sought-after panfish, I’d bet that anglers catch more bluegill than any other fish each spring, summer, and fall.  And from full stringers to packed coolers, you can bet that […]

When Do Bluegill Spawn?

Water temperature triggers every species of fish to spawn, and bluegill are no exception. But because they’re so broadly distributed--and voracious enough to thrive where they’ve found a new home--timing the bluegill spawn is never as simple as marking a calendar. Instead, predicting the spawn is a matter of careful measurement, and by knowing the […]

What Do Bluegill Eat?

Lepomis macrochirus may not sound like much, but in terms of fun, it’s hard to beat! The common bluegill is plentiful on lakes and ponds across the eastern half of the U.S, and many anglers have turned this fact into fond memories of submerged floats, hard fights on ultralight tackle, and full coolers ready for […]

Discover the Hours When Bluegills Just Can't Resist Your Bait!

Bluegill typically don’t get anywhere near the attention paid to largemouth bass, and they tend to take a backseat to smallmouth, walleye, perch, crappie, and darn near everything else you can catch, too. But ask any angler you know, and chances are, they cut their teeth on these little devils, and I don’t know a […]

Bluegill Fishing Tips: 7 Tricks Guaranteed to Work

The humble bluegill has a place in the hearts and memories of most freshwater anglers, and if you’re anything like us, one of these feisty little fish probably got you hooked for life! While many of us graduate to bigger and “better” species like bass, spending sundown chasing bluegills as an adult is no less […]

Live Bait for Bluegill: A Rundown of Your Best Options

Like most anglers, I’ve caught quite a few bluegill over the years. And despite their small size, catching these little devils never gets old. Bluegill are popular for a reason. Not only are they great fun to catch, fighting hard for their size on ultralight tackle, but they’re also great on the table. And the […]

Casting Light on the Bluegill vs Sunfish Debate: What Every Angler Should Know!

Very few anglers in America are unfamiliar with the humble bluegill, and while they don’t receive the fanfare of largemouth bass or crappie, there’s no questioning their popularity. Abundant across the country, these aggressive predators are fun to catch and delicious to eat. One testament to their popularity is the abundance of names they've earned, […]

Crappie vs Bluegill? An Easy Guide to Species Identification

Pretty much everywhere you find crappie, you’ll find an equally healthy population of bluegill. But while both of these species are as fun to catch as they are delicious to eat, anglers new to the panfish game may be confused about which is which. If you’re not sure how to tell the difference between crappie […]

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