Blog Posts - Bluegill



Late Summer Bluegill Strategies

As the dog days of the summer roll by, fishing strategies change. By late July, water temperatures in most places have reached their peak. The days begin to get a little shorter. Fish change their habitats. Knowing how to target late summer bluegills...
by Bluegill Slayer on Aug 27, 2014

3 Most Valuable Pieces of Equipment for an Angler

What’s your MVPE – Most Valuable Piece of Equipment? Today we’re looking at the most valuable fishing equipment every angler needs. Items like lures, hooks, rods and reels are too general and are not included when considering an MVP...
by Bluegill Slayer on Jul 20, 2014

Yo-Zuri Snap Bean Review

I first heard about the legendary Yo-Zuri Snap Bean years ago. I heard many stories of it’s fantastic ability to slay all kinds of fish – bluegills, bass, crappies, trout, and just about any fish in fresh water. The kicker is it is ridicu...
by Bluegill Slayer on Jun 20, 2014

3 Bluegill River Fishing Tips

River fishing is almost like an entirely different activity than lake fishing. Elements like water levels, current, changes in structure, and recent weather like heavy rainfall all dramatically affect your ability to catch river fish. Bluegill river...
by Bluegill Slayer on Jun 1, 2014

Locating Spring Bluegills with Fishfinders

Spring is a great time to catch fish for bluegills and other panfish. With temperatures rising and the brutality of a cold winter coming to a close, the light switch turns on and fish change their mindset towards feeding to build energy for spawning.
by Bluegill Slayer on May 21, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: State Record Bluegills

State Record Bluegills Bluegillslayer.com compiled a complete list of state record bluegill. The below infographic summarizes some of the interesting data discovered. If anyone is interested in the raw numbers, please let me know. Share, like and twe...
by Bluegill Slayer on May 7, 2014

Spring Bluegill Fishing – 3 Essential Elements

Spring Bluegill Fishing Springtime brings excitement to the lives of eager fisherman. Watching ice melt or checking extended forecasts becomes an hourly ritual in many parts of the country. The anticipation of getting out on an open lake or casting f...
by Bluegill Slayer on Apr 17, 2014

So Good, it Hurts - Pre-Spawn Largemouth on the River

My hands are stiff.  My forearms ache.  My shoulders and elbows creak and crack.  Yesterday was one of the most explosive bites I have been on in a long time.  These pre-spawn river largemouths were mean, aggressive, and as bloate...

Thick Cover Bluegill Fishing

Dense cover is ideal for panfish. They are safe to feed nearby. Think of lily pads, thick weeds and other heavy vegetation as a wooded forest – full of places to live, hide, and pounce on prey. This wooded forest is full of both large predatory fis...
by Bluegill Slayer on Apr 9, 2014

Hybrid Bluegill

  What are Hybrid Bluegill? Hybrid Bluegills are a cross between purebred bluegills and other members of the sunfish family. The most common hybrid bluegill is a cross of a female green sunfish and a male bluegill. This hybrid bluegill will have...
by Bluegill Slayer on Apr 1, 2014


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