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Bluegill fishing for good family fun

Gabby’s fishing fever


This second ‘Rio’ of 2017 was killed 15 minutes after the first one.

This second ‘Rio’ of 2017 was killed 15 minutes after the first one.

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.


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