The Hybrid Bluegill is a cross between a male Bluegill and a female Green Sunfish, and is sometimes referred to as a Hybrid Sunfish. As a result of the cross, the Hybrid Bluegill is ~80-90% male, and has a reduced reproductive potential, making it an ideal choice for those ponds prone to Bluegill stunting.
Hybrid Bluegill Advice:
The Hybrid Bluegill is a voracious feeder, depending mostly on insects, zooplankton and very small fish. For this reason, they should only be stocked in ponds with a strong forage base. They will feed aggressively on fish pellets so you can set up automatic feeders to boost growth rates.
Generally, we recommend 500 Hybrid Bluegill per Surface Acre in ponds 2 acres or smaller for an initial stocking. You should plan on restocking them at least every 3 or 4 years because the population will gradually decline because of their reduced reproductive potential.