Blue Gills

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by Jerry Haack Jr., Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Jerry Haack Jr.

    Jerry Haack Jr. New Member

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    How many types are there? Are what is the record size?
     
  2. Deuce

    Deuce New Member

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    I saw a replica at a Bass Pro that was like 4lbs or sumthing close to that I can't remember. but talk about huge that thing would be like hookin up with a outboard..
     

  3. Skunk River Cat

    Skunk River Cat New Member

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    Here in Iowa there is only one Bluegill. However, not to be confused with some others that include: the Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, and the Northern Rock Bass. All look very close to that of a Bluegill.

    Then you have the perch family and the Black Crappie and White Crappie.

    Not sure on what the record is for a Bluegill. Every bit of 4 or 4 1/2 lbs, I bet ya.
     
  4. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    theres only one kind for me....and thats bait
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Here's what I found on the genus Lepomis (common sunfish):

    Lepomis aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) Lepomis auritus Redbreast sunfish
    Lepomis auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) Lepomis auritus Redbreast sunfish
    Lepomis cyanella Rafinesque, 1819 Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish
    Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819 Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish
    Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758) Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed
    Lepomis gulosus (Cuvier, 1829) Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
    Lepomis humilis (Girard, 1858) Lepomis humilis Orangespotted sunfish
    Lepomis macrochira Rafinesque, 1819 Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
    Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, 1819 Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
    Lepomis marginatus (Holbrook, 1855) Lepomis marginatus Dollar sunfish
    Lepomis megalotis (Rafinesque, 1820) Lepomis megalotis Longear sunfish
    Lepomis microlophus (Günther, 1859) Lepomis microlophus Redear sunfish
    Lepomis miniatus (Jordan, 1877) Lepomis miniatus Redspotted sunfish
    Lepomis nigromaculatus (Lesueur, 1829) Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black crappie
    Lepomis punctatus (Valenciennes, 1831) Lepomis punctatus Spotted sunfish
    Lepomis symmetricus Forbes, 1883 Lepomis symmetricus Bantam sunfish
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice fish, Steve.
     
  7. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Caught by Amos Gray in 1998, somewhere in SC[/B][/SIZE][/FONT]

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    then this one too???
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    BLUEGILL - 4 lb. 12 oz. April 9, 1950
    Caught by: T. S. Hudson
    Caught at: Ketona Lake in Birmingham Al.
     
  8. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    i virginia weve got bluegills, green sunfish, red ears, shellcrackers, rock bass, roanoke bass, and red somethings. i think the state record is around 4lbs here
     
  9. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Wow that was a dinner plate sized crappie thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Skunk River Cat

    Skunk River Cat New Member

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    I'll be darn I didn't know there were that many. Learned something there. Thanks for posting.
     
  11. catfishruss

    catfishruss New Member

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    ya cant fish with bluegill in california...
     
  12. jamminbassplayer

    jamminbassplayer New Member

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    I only know of one kind of bluegill in kansas. keep the tiny ones for bait, but I put the larger ones on the smoker. they've got bones but they sure are tasty!:wink:
     
  13. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I thought I saw a 5 lb replica some where once I think it was at gander mountain
     
  14. dab_602000

    dab_602000 New Member

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  15. zmany2k

    zmany2k New Member

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    My biggest is two lbs. it was a beast i thought. My stepdad still has one in the freezer that he's been meaning to get mounted. it weighs in at 3lbs 14oz and it's been frozen for about 25 years. he caught it in a creek. that's the biggest bluegill i've ever seen personally. I know our state record is over four pounds though.
     
  16. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    It's odd, I've never weighed my biggest bluegills, but I've caught a couple that would weigh around 1 1/2 lbs.

    KY State record for bluegill is: 4 lb 3 ozs
    crappie: 4 lb 14 ozs
    green sunfish: 1 lb 5 ozs
    redbreast sunfish: 14 ozs
    redear sunfish (shellcracker): 3 lb 1 oz
     
  17. ESipes_89

    ESipes_89 New Member

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    Wow, That's a great list you've got there.
    I figured I'd just add that all the black bass and crappies are also in the same sunfish family.

    Black Bass

    Largemouth Bass - Micropterus salmoides

    Smallmouth Bass - Micropterus dolomineu

    Spotted Bass - Micropterus punctulatus

    Shoal Bass -Micropterus cataactae

    Redeye Bass - Micropterus coosae

    Suwannee Bass - Micropterus notius

    Crappie

    Black Crappie - Pomoxis nigromaculatus

    White Crappie - Pomoxis annularis