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Gabby’s fishing fever

Why bluegill are a fishing favorite

Now is the time many anglers are going after the feisty little bluegill.

Bluegill is one of the smallest fish, but has one of the strongest fighting spirits, like a little smallmouth bass. For many anglers, me included, bluegill was the first fish we ever caught. To this day it is still one of my favorite fish to try to catch.

Pound for pound, bluegill is one of the toughest fish that swims and will always fight hard and strike bait when most other fish will not, as the bluegill is a very aggressive fish when feeding.

Bluegill are more active in cooler, more oxygen-rich water, like that around weeds and trees in the water. But bluegill will use almost anything as cover. Bluegill will hit a wide variety of baits including minnows, worms, crickets, mealworms and many other small baits.

Bluegill are everywhere and are basically easy to catch. It is the perfect fish to use to get anyone new started in fishing.

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