Coconut Fried Bluegill Recipe (video)

July 1, 2020
Make great use of bluegill or other panfish fillets with this restaurant-style coconut-fried technique. Kids love it, but don't be surprised if the adults at your picnic keep coming back for more as…
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Summer Bluegills in The North

June 17, 2020
Summer brings long days and ample opportunity to fish 7 days a week, and one of the most popular species in the upper Midwest is bluegill. They are not tough to find and catch in numbers, but the big…
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Why You Should Target Shallow Bream for Largemouth Fishing

August 19, 2016
In the heat of summer during those sweltering days, conventional wisdom tells anglers to pull off the bank and head to deeper water.  According to Bassmaster Elite Pro Andy Montgomery, anglers are…
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Have Some Fun & Fly Fish for Bluegills, The Seasons, The Patterns, The Presentation

July 15, 2016
While many fly anglers start their fly-fishing endeavors by honing their skills and practicing their technique targeting panfish such as bluegills, they quickly move on in search of bigger prey. Just…
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3 Tips for Catching More Bluegill

May 29, 2015
Worms, crickets, and other live bait will always catch bluegill, but if you want to catch more bluegill, switch to jigs. Bug-like jigs are great lure imitations, and tiny is better than big. Tiny…
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The 5 Best Lures for Big Bluegills

May 9, 2015
For pure fishing fun, it’s hard to top scrappy bluegills. At a young age, many of us discovered the thrill of having them pull our bobber into the depths.  More experienced anglers may begin to curse…
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Late Season Ice Fishing for Panfish

March 3, 2015
The last period of safe ice typically offers some of the best ice fishing of the year for panfish like bluegill and crappie.  For crappies in particular, we often find fish shallow and the fish can…
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5 Easy Ways to Make the Most of Summer Bluegill Fishing

July 17, 2014
Outdoor types consider bluegill fishing as American as apple pie and baseball. Many anglers had their passion fired by first catching the ubiquitous bluegill, the most striking member of the sunfish…
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Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee is Panfish Paradise for Anglers

June 7, 2014
When a violent earthquake struck the Mississippi River valley during the bitter cold winter of 1811, aftershocks rumbled throughout a 2,000-square-mile area for months. Forty-five square miles of the…
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Finding and Fishing for Bedding Bream

April 30, 2014
The angler quietly slips his boat along the shoreline, casting and retrieving a small bait a few feet off the bank. Several successive casts go unrewarded, then suddenly his limp line twitches and…
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Learning to Fish? Bluegill Fishing is Great for a Beginner Angler

April 4, 2014
Several gamefish species get most of the attention of avid anglers. But if you're wanting to put a few fish fillets on the camping menu, then consider fishing for a species often considered to be a…
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How to Ice Fish for Bluegill with Jigs

February 17, 2014
One of the best ways to catch big gills is through the ice. Bluegills can be caught throughout the entire winter, but with early or late ice, bluegills hang around deep channels or deep water…