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Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on September 18, 2019 at 2:41pm

Indeed Jeff........I have really enjoyed the pictures from Lake Perris and a few others in California.......I keep waiting for that giant Bluegill to show up......the huge RedEars from Havasu have been incredible in recent years.........I fish river systems 99% of the time in North Carolina and I don't know what our top end Bluegill might be in these brackish waters.......two pound fish appear to be rare as I've gone several years  before without seeing one but our population of ten inch class coppernose keeps me positive about my fishing retirement in coastal North Carolina.......I read alot about the King Fisher Society and the bluegill there are getting bigger every year.........

Comment by Jeff Soto on September 18, 2019 at 2:18pm

Everyone is talking about Richmond Mill, a private and expensive place to fish.  I'm cheering for our local public Lake Perris, that has tons of giant Bluegills and no doubt fish even much larger than the record 3-15.  It's a sick feeling when one of these humongous Bluegills on your line goes down into a bush or tree and breaks you off. 

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on September 18, 2019 at 11:12am

Yep......many of the North Carolina records come from farm ponds including a RedEar over five pounds about ten years ago.....

Comment by John Sheehan on September 18, 2019 at 8:41am

New Jersey State record Bluegill is 3 lbs. caught in 1990 from a farm pond .

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on September 18, 2019 at 8:04am

Yep......it caught my eye immediately John.......just think, on;y three states have officially documented a bluegill over four pounds.......and this fish was caught 52 years ago!

Comment by John Sheehan on September 18, 2019 at 3:44am

Look at that Fish ! The Pectoral fin is huge!

Comment by dick tabbert on September 17, 2019 at 9:51pm

Wow.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on September 17, 2019 at 3:22pm

The best photo of the North Carolina record bluegill..........

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on February 13, 2013 at 4:17pm

I wish I knew more about Mr. Danny Case's experience back in Henderson County, North Carolina on July 27,1967......most of North Carolina's record Sunfish were taken out of farm ponds including this fish and Travis Jackson's state record shellcracker @ 4 pounds 15 ounces........I fish every pond I can despite having tons of great river fishing at my back door.........We have hundreds of sand pits and dozens of old mill ponds that may hold another giant......

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on August 2, 2012 at 5:56pm

Is it safe for yet another year?....Over 50 years now and still the largest Bluegill ever caught outside of Ketona Lake in Alabama.....

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