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Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by Jerry Haack Jr., Sep 14, 2007.
How many types are there? Are what is the record size?
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..
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.
theres only one kind for me....and thats bait
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
Very nice fish, Steve.
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then this one too???
BLUEGILL - 4 lb. 12 oz. April 9, 1950
Caught by: T. S. Hudson
Caught at: Ketona Lake in Birmingham Al.
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
Wow that was a dinner plate sized crappie thanks for sharing.
I'll be darn I didn't know there were that many. Learned something there. Thanks for posting.
ya cant fish with bluegill in california...
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:
I thought I saw a 5 lb replica some where once I think it was at gander mountain
Great site. Shows good pictures of all the fish to catch.:wink:
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.
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
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.
Largemouth Bass - Micropterus salmoides
Smallmouth Bass - Micropterus dolomineu
Spotted Bass - Micropterus punctulatus
Shoal Bass -Micropterus cataactae
Redeye Bass - Micropterus coosae
Suwannee Bass - Micropterus notius
Black Crappie - Pomoxis nigromaculatus
White Crappie - Pomoxis annularis