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Hi i have a question. Bruce Condello  said that with god conditions a BG hibrid can reach the 10 inch if i am right, but in the wildness? how many year take in the south with hot temperatures like in Falcon Dam?

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Here in Fl a 6 inch bluegill is between 2--4 years old. Average life 7--11 yrs. I once caught an 8 inch bluegill that grew an inch every time I told the story.

Patricia, there are many variables when growing fish, water conditions, forage, if fish are fed, etc.  I'll give you a couple links that may help though.

 

http://www.meadowlarkponds.com/TGG.htm

 

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2...

Patricia, HBG do indeed grow quickly for the first few years. As Josh stated, there are variables involved that can influence their growth one way or the other. Since HBG are usually stocked into a pond,  it would also depend on the size they were when they were first put in.

Mine were stocked at 3-4", in the Spring of 2009.  The average size I catch now is 8.5-9", with the occasional 10" fish. They weigh a pound or better, however, mine are on a feeding program.

If they are spawned in the pond, then of course it would take longer.

Jefrrey thaks for the information

Josh and Tony there's a lot to know about these wonderful fish and your information is a lots thaks

I know there are a lot of conditions in growing animals in general and when i was young my father used to have a catfish farm and i remember that in one of the lakes when we harvest those cats we find a little one of 6 inch and a big one and then the average ones. So the competitions between them is important to thanks for the information i will studied later on 

Average lifespan of bluegill is four to six years.  A bluegill in optimal conditions in Florida or southern Texas can grow to 9" in one year.  That's optimal conditions, but it can be (and has been) done.  I recently grew some coppernose bluegill, which are native to Florida, to 8" in one year in a pond in middle Tennessee, and all but the last two months of that year were without supplemental feeding.

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