Robert Boland just gave me a revelation. Most of y'all don't call bluegills bluegill down south, right? If you're calling them bream, then maybe people in the South U.S. may be searching the internet under "bream" and this site doesn't show up. I think that I'll try to start incorporating the word "bream" into a few more discussions and blogs to try to help this situation. Big bream rock, too! :)
First time I heard of bream is from south is the same bluegill!
Illinois Fishing Guide book from Illinois Department of Natural Resources....(IDNR)
Bluegill.....common names: Bream, Brim, Sunfish, Sun Perch, Prairie perch, strawberry bass, roach, blue bream, pale sunfish, blackear sunfish.
what's the hell is roach?????? Its more like shiner! Strawberry Bass????????? it might be crappie and I heard of it from crappie anglers!
I prefer is Bluegill! Bream is fine and the same as bluegill in south. I caught many bluegills in Florida and I noticed that Bluegills have more purple and round body than Illinois bluegills but its the same bluegill!
Bream or bluegill....who cares and we love BIG BLUEGILLS or BIG BREAM !!!!!!!!!!!