Welcome to Apex Fishing Tips, this section of our website is about bluegill fishing. This web page contains information on bluegills and bluegill fishing tactics, tricks and methods. All anglers will find the bluegill fishing information on this page useful. Our bluegill fishing tricks are useful to people who've never been fishing, up to people who've been fishing their entire life. Our bluegill fishing tips will help you catch bigger bluegills, more often.
Below you'll find 7 bluegill fishing tips that will increase your chances of catching bluegills. Anglers, both novice and expert, will be able to use the our bluegill fishing tips and information to chance more of them. If you have some bluegill fishing tips you would like to share, please contact us with them and we'll add them below.
Along with 7 bluegill fishing tips, we're going to teach you about bluegills, their behavior and diet. With that, you'll also be able to see what the current all-tackle world fishing record is for a bluegill. If you need more bluegill fishing information you can use the list of resources at the bottom of this page, after viewing some cool bluegill fishing pictures.
Bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus) are a species of freshwater fish that are members of the family Centrarchidae. Bluegills are sometimes called bream, brim, copper nose or sunny. They are native to North America and can be found in rivers, lakes, ponds and streams. Bluegills have a blueish-purple face, a bright orangish-yellow belly, and dark colored bands along its sides.
Bluegills are one of the easiest fish to catch and perfect for young children. They're aggressive feeders and they will try to eat anything that can fit into their months. The typical prey for a bluegill is small bait fish and aquatic insects. They can be found in large schools and it's not uncommon to catch dozens of bluegills in one day. Bluegills are important to the food chain, and are common prey for other popular game fish, including largemouth bass, northern pike and walleye.
The below International Game Fish Association (IGFA) bluegill world fishing records are up to date as of 2021.
A picture of a bluegill (L. macrochirus) caught on a fishing trip.
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A picture of a bluegill (L. macrochirus) caught on a ice fishing trip.
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A picture of a kid with a few bluegills on a fishing stringer.
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