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Bruce Condello's Blog – March 2009 Archive (2)

DARREN MAY'S STATE RECORD BLUEGILL--courtesy of Prarie State Outdoors

Photo courtest of Prarie State Outdoors, Illinois' Premeir Outdoor Website



Years ago prior to a story on his state-record bluegill, I interviewed Darren May by telephone. At the time he had his monster bluegill perched on a wall in his home, staring down a mounted 7-pound largemouth bass.



’‘You know what?’‘ May said. ’‘If they were still in the water, the bluegill could tear that… Continue

Added by Bruce Condello on March 9, 2009 at 8:44pm — 6 Comments

Todd Overton's big coppernose bluegill.

Todd Overton of Texas is a fish raising specialist. He has isolated some really exceptional coppernose bluegill broodstock. Note the beautiful white and/or orange fin bordering.

Added by Bruce Condello on March 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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