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TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR BIG BLUEGILL KIDS CONTEST

These first twenty questions belong to the 9-16 year old group. You have all day Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to answer. I'll check the answers on Monday morning, August 3rd, 2009

There will be prizes for the top four contestants, based on number of questions answered correctly. If there is a tie after all entries are counted, we will switch to a week long fishing contest.


1. What is the scientific name for bluegill?
2. Are bluegill more carnivorous, or herbivorous?
3. What is the scientific name for redear sunfish?
4. How much did the Alabama state record bluegill weigh?
5. Do bluegill build nests to spawn, or do they broadcast their eggs randomly?
6. True or False. Bluegill sometimes will chase down and consume other fish?
7. True or False. Coppernose bluegill thrive in North Dakota
8. True or False. In the Southern U.S. bluegill will often spawn multiple times during the year.
9. True or False. Bluegill refuse to eat when water temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
10. When bluegill hybridize with other sunfish, are the offspring mostly male, or female?
11. True or False. Bluegill are members of the Family “Centrarchidae”?
12. Do male or female bluegill generally have the larger eartab?
13. True or False. Redear sunfish get their name from having a bright red tail.
14. True or false. Bluegill are known for having spiny rays.
15. What is the name of the person who caught the Nebraska State Record bluegill?
16. Are bluegill more commonly found alone, or in schools?
17. True or False. Green sunfish are often referred to as “Shellcrackers”?
18. What is the scientific name for Pumpkinseed sunfish?
19. True or False. Bluegill will often hit flashy spoons?
20. Where was the officially recognized world record bluegill captured?

NOW FOR THE 8 AND UNDER AGE GROUP. In this group there will also be prizes for the top four contestants. After you identify the following three fish, then please return to the original 20 questions and answer those. The twenty questions above will serve as a tie-breaker. If there is a tie after answering the 20 questions we will have a week long fishing contest.

Is the following fish a bluegill, redear sunfish, or crappie?


Is the following fish a bluegill, redear sunfish, or crappie?


Is the following fish a bluegill, redear sunfish, or crappie?



Good luck everybody. You have four days to answer the questions!

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Comment by Bruce Condello on August 3, 2009 at 7:10am
Results are in! Looks like some great effort put forth! I'll try to post some results and prizes by tonight (tomorrow at the latest). :-)
Comment by Bruce Condello on August 1, 2009 at 4:22pm
Make sure to get your answers in by tomorrow night!!!!!!!

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