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Bluegill Fishing

December 31st, 2012 by ironcooker

Bluegill Fishing Techniques

A well written post of bluegill fishing has been published by Joe Schwartz, Fisheries Supervisor, Iowa DNR.

Bluegill fishing lakeIn his post, he outlines easily understood methods for bluegill fishing.  As a bluegill fisherman myself,  I can tell others how or what I have done to be successful but his advice is from documented information from polls that prove success.

He states that bluegill are one of the most common game fish found in Iowa. I think we can all agree that this is the same in almost all the states that we live in. I know, growing up in Michigan, that we would find them in almost every lake. Bluegill can be found in large natural lakes, small ponds, and even in rivers. Catching bluegill is easy. Finding a spot that produces large fish and provides a constant catch is more difficult. You will need to do a lot of research, as he points out in this article

Details have been divided into categories that you will want to pay close attention to if you want to refine your skills or just want to read a good article on your favorite sport. Here are a few of those categories.

I.      Location
Finding that right fishing lake, stream, pond, or river that produces the large, constant catches you are looking for.

III. Spring and Early Summer Fishing
Details on water temperature telling when and how to locate spawning fish and what attracts fish to those areas.

IV. Late Summer Fishing
Details on where the fish go in late July and how the fish head to deeper water.

V.  Fall Fishing
Tells where to locate fish again with details of structure.

VI.  Winter Fishing
Speaks of how the fish head to deeper water when ice forms on the lakes.


This fine article also makes mention of the general guidelines you can follow that will have you catching more fish. It also mentions the tackle you will want in your box when you head out fishing for bluegill, whether on the lake or the ice. Be sure to check it out before you plan your next bluegill fishing trip.

Another article you might want to check out can be found at

Of course, the best part of bluegill fishing that we haven’t mentioned yet is eating them!  Fond memories of my grandparents along a shoreline with the day’s catch in a large cast iron skillet over an open Cooking Bluegills flame are some of the best memories I have.

I do hope you will read these articles and enjoy them as much as we have. Please comment and let us know what you think of them when you do.

Posted in Hunting & Fishing Life

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