What Is Bream?

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by river_rat_42, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. river_rat_42

    river_rat_42 New Member

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    I heard a few of you guys talkin' about Bream bein' great Blue Cat bait. What is it? I fish the Ohio River on the Indiana shores, can i catch/use that hear.
    If so can you tell me how to get some and all that good stuff. Thanxxx!!!!!
     
  2. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Bluegill basicly, LOL!!! At least that is what I call them.
     

  3. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    What is Bream? ROTFLMAO Sorry I just couldn't help myself. LOL I thought everyone knew what bream are. Any fish in the sunfish family are called bream.
     
  4. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    You are very wrong about that. Bream is common usage in the South for members of the sunfish family. But, outside the South, its not at all common. The name was stolen from our British ancestors who applied it to a sliver sided flat fish they often caught in the homeland.
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Yep you right Dude:tounge_out:
     
  6. river_rat_42

    river_rat_42 New Member

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    Sorry, I had never heard of them bein called that!
     
  7. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Dont be sorry about anything that you ask that right their tells us that you are trying to lear.Thats what the BOC is for to ask questions.:cool2:
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    around here we sorta lump all sunfish into the name of 'PERCH'
     
  9. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    That's what I've noticed around here, Richard... what everyone calls perch is NOT what we called 'em up north. Same with bluegill.

    I'm glad you asked this, Craig... I was wonderin, too!

    Good fishin! :lol:
     
  10. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    That's also an alternative name for sun fish in Texas and Louisiana. Until I was grown, crappie were "white perch" to me, though the sun fish family (crappie and bass included) have no relationship to the true perch fish.
     
  11. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    I'm sure that he wanted to know the actual usage of the word.
     
  12. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I had never heard this word until I joined here. I always called them Bluegill or Bait. To me it just doesn't sound right. :big_smile:
     
  13. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Im with you man, when i first saw that word bream, i had no clue what it was..We just call them bait or bluegills too..I also had no idea what a "citation" fish was either until i joined here...See, we are always learning something new for all the other members
     
  14. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Me too. I had always called Flatheads- 'Shovelheads' until I joined here.Now Flathead sounds better to me.:roll_eyes:
     
  15. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    I may be wrong but I don't think he was wanting to know about British fish,That's a hell of a long trip to catch bait don't you think?
     
  16. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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  17. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    We in the south separate bream down further than just Bluegill. There are Ring Eye and Red Brest and Shell Cracker bream in addition to Bluegills. I'm sure there are other local names for the varieties of bream in the south.

    I have eaten many kinds of fish but to me fried "bream" is the best!!
     
  18. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    Bream is a lump term for members of the sunfish family around here, when people don't know the kind of fish they are actually catching. Around here, most people pronouce it "brim". Oddly enough, true bream are a freshwater fish in Europe, and Brim are a saltwater fish in Australia. It's like catfish. I know a lot of people who are "diehard" catfisherman that don't know the difference between blues, channels, flatties, whites, or even bullheads. They are all just called "catfish". It drives me crazy! lol
     
  19. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    LOL I was at work one day about 20 years back and someone said something about a biscuit and this lady looked at me and asked "What's a Biscuit?" I about fell over LMAO at her. Later I found out she was from N.Y. so one morning I bought her a biscuit on my way to work after that she became a real biscuit hound.
     
  20. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    I know what you mean about those kind of catfishermen,when you ask "what kind of cats were you catching" and they say mostly small ones. LOL