Fish Facts: Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)


Bluegills are often the “easy” fish anglers learn on, but the big ones can be mighty tough to fool.
Photo courtesy Lousiville Zoo via wikipedia

Most of us have an early memory of reeling in bluegills from a local pond, using just a worm or some equally homey bait. The fact that the species, Lepomis macrochirus, goes by many. . .

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Video: Why Chase Muskies on the Fly?

Have you ever wondered why some fly fishers become obsessed with catching a musky? Well this video goes a long way toward explaining that phenomenon, and it includes a cool interview with . . .

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Video: How to Add a Weed Guard to a Fly

In this video, Tim demonstrates three ways to make a weed guard on a fly pattern. If you fish anywhere where weeds will foul the hook, you’ll want to add a piece of heavy monofilament to push the weeds aside before they can get . . .

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Introducing the Local Slam

When most people think of fly fishing, they picture an angler casting for trout on a beautiful mountain freestone stream, just like in the movie A River Runs Through It, but the fact is that you can catch . . .

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Video: “Airstreamer” by Todd Moen

Todd Moen of Catch Magazine has pulled another great video from the vault and posted it on Youtube. As usual, this one stars Brian O’Keefe, who catches some fine trout, bass, and carp in a . . .

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Podcast: Advanced Carp Fishing, with Dan Frasier

This week, our podcast is all about carp. It’s a more advanced carp podcast with my buddy Dan Frasier, who is one of the most knowledgeable carp anglers I know. Carp are almost never easy, and sometimes they are damn near . . .

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Classic Video: Take a Kid Fly Fishing!

A good friend’s son has wanted to learn to fly fish for over a year. Last weekend, while I was out in my kayak, I came a cross a giant Hex hatch that had the bream feeding like crazy. It was a . . .

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