Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

I've had all sorts of fish in my aquarium(s) over the years. In addition to "tropical" fish bought in a store, I've also played host to green sunfish, rock bass, bluegills, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, walleye, tiger musky, and even sturgeon!! Oh...and also baby snapping turtles and other pond turtles.
I'm down to a single aquarium these days. Its a 125-gallon tank that is about 6' long.
I usually hosted these fish for up to a year before releasing them.
My question is... how big can you get a bluegill to grow in an aquarium? At a local boat dealer, they have a large aquarium with a couple of bluegills in it. They feed them minnows, and they have grown substantially in the past year. I didn't measure them, of course, but they appear to easily be in the 9" or better range.
Has anyone else tried to grow a bluegill(s) in a home aquarium?

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Boogieman
Please joint my group of old that don't want to work hard any more. We meet every Staurday morning at the coffee house and see who can tell the biggest lie. Then we pitch in get a 12 pack and fish. If we catch any thing we give it away cause most of us ain't really into spending a whole lot of time cleaning fish. If I can talk mawmaw in to it them I'll bring them home Our group down here is the OMAGTWH
old man ain't going to work hard. Got a group of about 10 of us maybe more but no one wan't to count.
Alabama Fans Allowed?
Why don't we just setup a charter in you area. You know this thing could go nation wide. But that would be a lot of work. And I ain't really into the work thing. You can ask my boss he'll agree that.
What? I can't come to Texas every Saturday to sit around and do nothin'? Sore losers!
I think it will work - best in Spring, Fall. Summer will be a ?? I would tarp some shade then. Give it a try you can get a bucket and take them back or have a sandwich if they cook. I say go for it. If you can modify the water pumping back in to fire out into the middle, you can create additional oxygen. As you said it should be fine!
District 9 is Here

So you don't have to go fishing - here is a look at the human-sized crickets.

OH! Sci-fi crickets. Hear that Mayo? Giant Mutant Crickets ain't real. Like I said, the cricket man delivers the real deal door to door down here. Sorta like a milkman without the "OJ or butter today ma'am"?

The pump moves the water good.

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