Do you enjoy eating bluegill? Many of our customers like them as much as crappie. If bluegill are on the menu for your next fish fry, don’t harvest your largest fish, harvest the next size down. Release larger ones to grow larger, build the brood stock and defend the nests. That way, younger fish will grow larger than their parents, since they don’t devote much energy to reproduction.
Bluegill are the backbone of a bass’ food chain. Large females may produce 12,000 to 30,000 eggs in a single spawn. Multiply that times an average three, up to five, spawning cycles per year. It’s a lot of forage. If possible, feed your bluegill. You’ll reap big dividends!