In Florida waters, bluegills
may be the most aggressive to take a fly on the surface or subsurface, but expect to catch warmouth, rock bass, green sunfish, and the occasional black crappie, too, among a few others.
The lake's willingness to open up its cavernous watery holes where the big boys live is legendary to those of us looking to celebrate spring with an old fashion bluegill
and crappie cookout.
A total of 110 bluegills
were collected during five seasonal samples (Table 1).
Growth of bluegills
in a new lake, with particular reference to false annuli.
Here we surveyed the parasites of bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus) and redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) to: (1) inventory and provide a checklist of the parasites found in the Bull and Upatoi Creeks watershed, Muskogee County, Georgia, (2) compare seasonal variation in parasite richness and abundance, within a host species, (3) compare variation in parasite richness and abundance between host species, and (4) calculate indices of parasite biodiversity to potentially serve as an indicator (Marcogliese 2005) and ecological driver in future land-use models.
also specialized on Cyclops (65% of the diet for the population) as the dominant prey type (Fig.
Among the fish species collected from both sampling locations were longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis), bluegill
sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus), green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus), redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus), and largescale stonerollers (Campostoma oligolepis).
In fact, now's a great time to fish for bass and bluegill
- two of the most popular species lumped into the "warmwater game fish" category - says Jeff Ziller, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's district biologist for the southern Willamette Basin.
Many fish, especially bluegills
and other sunfish, make these docks their preferred habitat.
For example, yellow perch predation on small bluegills
may positively influence bluegill
growth and size structure in Minnesota lakes with complex fish communities (Anderson and Schupp 1986; Fullhart et al.
The cracks were shindeep and filled with gasping fish, bream and bluegills
and largemouth bass, packed like sardines in a tin, with barely enough water to cover their backs.
Similarly, flesh-eating freshwater black bass and bluegills
, originally from North America, are seriously endangering Japanese freshwater fish that have been in existence since long before the imported fish arrived.
in three cages died during the course of this experiment; two in the Free-Ranging Bluegill
treatment and one in the Caged Bluegill
treatment have therefore been excluded from analyses.
Foraging efficiency and body size: a study of optimal diet and habitat use by bluegills
. Ecology 62:1370-1386.
There were plenty of little bluegills
willing to bite but the group soon tired of catching the little guys.