Category: bluegill

I somehow managed to forget my tackle box at h…

I somehow managed to forget my tackle box at home, so I made a quick run to a local hardware store and pieced together a makeshift ice fishing rig to make it my fishing trip a success 

It seems I usually catch keeper fish when I do…

It seems I usually catch keeper fish when I don’t have a cooler, but this time I was actually prepared

Easily the prettiest Bluegill I’ve ever caught…

Easily the prettiest Bluegill I’ve ever caught in the winter, believe it or not this fish was caught in late December on a day that it had flurried in the morning

I love the winter colors Bluegill take on

I love the winter colors Bluegill take on

One of the prettier Bluegill I caught today

One of the prettier Bluegill I caught today

I will always get excited when I catch these h…

I will always get excited when I catch these hybrid sunfish, naturally occurring ones are so intriguing to me

Today was one of those incredibly rare days wh…

Today was one of those incredibly rare days where it was safe to ice fish in southern Indiana. I’m starting to get jealous of you northerners!

This creek is one of my favorite getaways, it …

This creek is one of my favorite getaways, it is such a peaceful places. On this occasion I waded a small stretch of it in search of some Bluegill and Longear Sunfish, then once I found them I was curious what minnows were hanging around and found a large number of Mimic Shiners while microfishing. I love getting to see this biodiversity in person in such a beautiful place

I made the drive from Joplin, Missouri to Lake…

I made the drive from Joplin, Missouri to Lake Meredith in Texas in one big drive, I quickly became aware how uncomfortable the seats are in my SUV are. I was afraid that such a giant lake was going to make it difficult for me to find any fish. I was pleasantly greeted by a Bluegill on one of my first casts here

Neither of these fish were my target species w…

Neither of these fish were my target species when fishing Shoal Creek in Missouri, but I felt like I should document that I caught them. I can promise you there was no shortage of Bluegill in that creek