Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

How big can hybrids get ? I caught one a few weeks ago on the Ouachita River here in Louisiana. I am going to post a picture in a few days.I didn't know what kind of fish it was til I came across this site.Thanks for the input.

Views: 4854

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Here's the picture .
Attachments:
Kind of hard to tell from the picture but that looks like a shell cracker(red ear) to me. If that's what it is 3 to 4lbs is about as large I've ever seen anyway.
That's a shellcracker, or redear sunfish.
I am learning more about fish.It does look more like a redear.Thanks.
I sure have a hard time recognizing different bluegills. I don't see any red on this fish
Me neither. I think it may be a bull bream.We caught a few smaller ones that looked like this on Labor Day.
A bluegill would not have the white looking fringe around the ear flap like this does. The picture is blurred to me, but the motled look on the cheeks says shellcracker. That is what Walt Foreman said it was and he's a pro at fish management.
Thanks.The picture came from my memory card that I have in my cell.
I used to fish a couple small ponds where he even pellet fed his hybrids and the biggest was 10". In fact most of them were 10 in.I live in northern Indiana and I suppose temperature is the main factor, along with water quality. My favorite lake is attached to 5 other lakes but the biggest gills are taken from my favorite.
Hybrids, that is green sunfish X bluegill cross, can get pretty beefy. I know of one angler who caught a 2-15 and is getting it mounted. The biggest I have personally seen was the one my wife caught from a local pond back in 2007. It was 11 7/8 inches long and I don't believe it quite went 2 pounds. Based on the body dynamics and appearance, I believe it was a female hybrid...rare, and especially so due to its size.

that is a nice fish!!!

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan posted a photo

applepearsmoked Trout

Tomorrow I will be going up to the Saint Lawrence River for a Five Day stay to fish with Brother…
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT : This duel catch single Hook Phenomenon has only happened twice in my…"
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Finally, Dan’s Birthday Dinner Today…..9/18/2022

"Thanks Troy….growing up in Louisiana if you learn one thing from the local…"
Monday
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Dan and I got a morning trip in today…located the bigger gills micro jig fishing.1/64th ounce tipped with live crickets fished at three feet"
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Crappie Daily Double…..North Carolina Style……9/17/2022

"We’re fortunate to have such fertile brackish waters Bruce…..thanks "
Sep 18
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo
Sep 17
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 17
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 17
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 17
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sep 17
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Crisp 55 degree Morning, light fog on the creek early but underway after 15 minute delay….a nice mixed bag of gills, crappie and largemouth."
Sep 17
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

wawway pick

"Thanks Jeff ! Keeping the wacky stick worm close to bottom netted two Pickerel in two casts ."
Sep 17
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

another wacky bass

"Yeah Jeff, glad to see the Bass getting more aggressive. The Pickerel ,of course, are still going…"
Sep 17
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

spoon bass

"Thanks Jeff ,sometimes an aggressive snap gets their attention .Other times just soft pumps or…"
Sep 17

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service