BluegillFish Species Spotlight:Panfish, Perch, and BluegillBluegill are fun to target and catch. When you get into a school of bluegill you can get into a burst of action cast after cast. They can grow to lengths over twelve inches long, and to a weight of over four pounds. Bluegill like slow moving sections of water in creeks and streams, and shallow areas on lakes. They typically school together with other panfish in groups of ten or more. They bite just about anything you throw at them, and are fun to catch. Small worms, crickets, and grasshoppers (live or fake) work great. The most important thing to keep in mind is that they typically have small mouths, so it is important to have smaller baits with smaller hooks. You can also use small jigs and small plastics to entice them to bite. If you know they are there and you aren’t getting any fish biting, slow it down. They don’t typically chase anything for their next meal, reel slowly, let your lure drop and reel, and you are sure to get hooked into some great bluegill fishing action!World Record Big Fish BluegillThe biggest world record sized Bluegill ever caught, as per the International Game Fish Association, was caught in Alabama, at Ketona Lake, in 1950, and it weighed in at 4 lb 12 oz. •Weight - 4 lb 12 oz•Location - Ketona Lake, Alabama, USA•Catch Date - 09-Apr-1950 •Angler - T. HudsonState Record Big Fish can be found here.Redear SunfishGreen SunfishSouthern Pro 271-Piece Panfish Assortment KitLip RipperZ Litl RipperZ KitBerkley Powerbait ChromaGlow Crappie Nibble Assortment PackSee more fishing tackle in ourFishing Gear and Tackle store.Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.