The Bluegill is a favorite with kids and adults alike, and is probably the best-known member of the sunfish family. The only drawback with this species is its tendency to overpopulate.
You must maintain a strong population of Largemouth Bass to keep the Bluegill in balance. And when you harvest the Bluegill, you should keep the most abundant size class, not the biggest ones. When this is done, Bluegill can have tremendous growth rates and provide many meals for the fisherman.
Bluegill feed on a wide variety of organisms, and they will take fish pellets if trained. We recommend stocking 100 per surface acre if no Bass are present, or 300 per surface acre if stocked in combination with Bass. 3-5" stocked in the spring will likely spawn that same year, but 2-3" may not, and 5-7" are not always available. Because of this, the 3-5" stocking size is the most popular.
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