Belonging to the sunfish family, the bluegill is native to North America and is a very popular freshwater panfish species among its citizens and a few other parts of the world.
Bluegill is also referred to as the copper nose, bream, and brim in some areas. This fish species is an excellent choice for training fishing beginners especially when it comes to the fishing technique of angling.
Bluegills are one of the very few fishes which can be easily identified, usually in the first look itself! From outer appearances, the body of bluegill appears to be significantly compressed with a roundish or an oval body structure which constitutes of a very small head and mouth.
This fish species can grow up to nearly 30 cms in length and can weigh around 2.5 kilos. As the name suggests, the color of this fish is typically deep blue but it can also be found in purple color.
Tips For Bluegill Fishing
Catching this fish species is fairly easy for many fishermen especially if you have been doing fishing for quite some time. Still, there are a few things that you should probably look into to achieve better results.
- Bluegills love to stay out of sight by hiding under other objects. Your best bet to locate this fish would be to look for it under old tree stumps, rocks, and other underwater structures. Swamps, vegetated lakes, rivers, and other similar water bodies are usually filled up with this species of fish.
- Typically, bluegill feeds on small insects and other fish species. It barely hunts for a fish or insect bigger than its own size. Putting up small worms, grasshoppers, flies, small frogs and other similar insects as a live bait will probably bring up the best results. Surprisingly, fishing for this species with the use of a mere hook is also possible and is followed by many fishermen who are experienced in this sector. Spinnerbaits can also be used for catching the bluefish.
- In its native areas, bluegill fish will be one of the most dominant fish species in numbers. They are found in big abundance and reproduce very quickly. In fact, if not fished or hunted for by other fish species then this fish species hold a power to fill out the whole water body in a very small frame of time.
- Despite being small in size, this fish species is aggressive in nature and tends to provide a healthy fight when caught. Although for many fishermen its easy to handle out this task but if not done correctly then this fish may win the fight.
- Bluegills are mostly active during the period of dusk and dawn so this is the best time to go fishing for this species. Furthermore, bluegills barely have any fear of human beings so finding and fishing for it will not be such a difficult task.