The weather is warming up some and the bluegill fishing is getting better.
I think every angler got his or her start by bluegill fishing. I know I did when I was very young, and still to this day love to fish for these feisty little fish.
Bluegill is one fish you do not need big fancy tackle or a highdollar boat to enjoy. These little fish can grow to a giant size in some waters. Most of the biggest bluegill I have seen and caught came from old farm ponds. These fish eat all the time and have very few predators to hunt them.
There is a larger strain of bluegill called “shell crackers” that grow to be really big. They are a darker color. Some anglers also call them hybrid bluegills. These are found in older, smaller lakes.
You can use a lot of baits for bluegill like red worms, nightcrawlers, minnows, mealworms and many more.
The bluegill is a great fish to start a new angler out on. Most of the time you can catch many in one area.
If you just want a day of family fun or just to get out, then bluegill is the way to go.