The Ultimate Bluegill Fishing Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Bluegill fishing can be one of the most satisfying things for a beginning angler, because they're so easy to catch. Let yourself off the hook looking for more difficult fish and go catch some bluegill. But before you do, take this quiz on bluegill fishing tips.

Why do many people start fishing on bluegill?

Bluegill are popular for beginning anglers, because these fish bite on nearly everything and are plentiful.


Which of these are part of the bluegill family: sunfish, bream, perch or plumb granny?

All four are names of bluegill fish.


The bluegill gets its name from the vivid blue color of its gill covers. What are the gill covers called?

These gill covers are called opercles.


What factors affect the bluegill's color?

The age and sex of the fish and the color of the water all affect the color of the bluegill.


Nowadays one can find bluegill across the United States. But originally they were found only:

Originally they were found only in the Great Lakes, Mississippi and Eastern Seaboard drainage systems, although now they're widespread across the States.


What sort of water do bluegill prefer?

Bluegill prefer clear and quiet water and they often stay close to the shore.


What time/s of the day are bluegill most active?

Bluegill are most active at dawn and dusk.


During the spawn, which bluegill protect the nests?

It is the males that protect the nests during the spawn.


What is the regular diet of adult bluegill?

Their regular diet is slow-moving aquatic insects. This is why you should move the rod slowly while fishing.


When using live bait, why should you only use enough worm to cover the hook but no more?

You should only use a little bit of worm because of the fish's tiny mouth.


Should you use long or short shanks on the hook?

The best is long shanks because it'll help you get the fish off the hook more easily.


During what month is the peak spawning period?

The month of June is the most active spawning period.


Male bluegill build the nests. When do they allow the females to enter?

The males allow the females to enter only when the latter are ready to lay their eggs.


When fishing for bluegill, your rod should be made to cast:

Your rod should be made to cast four- to six-weight lines.


What should the fly look like?

The fly should look like an insect.


Can one do ice fishing for bluegill and catch anything?

Yes, ice fishing is fine as long as you go just after the ice forms on the water's surface.


When do bluegill feed less?

Bluegill feed less in the winter time.


Why should you allow the fish to air dry before you begin cleaning them?

Fresh fish are slippery so this is why you should allow them to air dry before cleaning them.


How should you angle the knife so that you won't waste any of the fillet?

You should angle it toward the head.


What can you do with the fish heads after you've eaten?

The fish heads would make great fertilizer, so bury them deep down in the soil.


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