Smith said he tends to see bubbles coming to the surface when bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus) occurs across much of North America.
Although there are numerous live baits that work well, I've found that using minnows produce the best catches of perch and crappie, and grubs produce the best catches of bluegill
These sorts of small waters are prime for the classic bass-bluegill
stocking philosophy, and the Hoosier state is known to grow giants of both species: bluegill
record of 3 pounds 4 ounces and largemouth mark of 14 pounds 12 ounces, both from private ponds.
Anyway, on my first cast with the "popper/dropper" combination, I caught a nice bluegill
Shad, minnows, and young bluegill
and sunfish are prime menu items when they move into the shallower water to prepare for spawning in spring.
That was the only bluegill
I caught that day but I still managed a dozen or so fish that made good fillets.
I've caught all of the common Midwest farm pond fish--bass, bluegill
, crappie, and catfish--on the old, trusty rooster tail.
sunfish Lepomis macrochirus, belonging to the Centrarchidae family, has become economically important as a sport and a food fish (Janssen, 1974; Morris and Mischke, 2003).
Here we surveyed the parasites of bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus) and redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) to: (1) inventory and provide a checklist of the parasites found in the Bull and Upatoi Creeks watershed, Muskogee County, Georgia, (2) compare seasonal variation in parasite richness and abundance, within a host species, (3) compare variation in parasite richness and abundance between host species, and (4) calculate indices of parasite biodiversity to potentially serve as an indicator (Marcogliese 2005) and ecological driver in future land-use models.
We first compared relative abundances of age-0 carp and four common native fishes: age-0 bluegill
Lepomis macrochirus, black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus, and yellow perch Perea Jlavescens and adult orangespotted sunfish Lepomis humilis.
At early ice most bluegill
, crappie and bass will be shallow relating to the green weeds.