bluegill

noun
blue·gill | \ˈblü-ˌgil \

Definition of bluegill 

: a common sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) of the eastern and central U.S. sought for food and sport

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Fishing is done at the Hunt Club Park pond where largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish, bluegill and crappie can be snagged. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Give fishing a try at annual Gurnee event," 3 July 2018 Sunfish such as redears and bluegills swarm to prime spawning areas, congregating in relatively small areas. Shannon Tompkins Staff Writer, San Antonio Express-News, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 7 June 2018 Use crickets and small jigs near the banks for bluegills and warmouth. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 16," 15 July 2018 Ben Ross is also home to bluegill and rainbow trout. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Chinook season in Idaho about to hit full stride. Here's the scouting report," 22 June 2018 Later, hoping to catch some bluegills, Allen switched to his 4-pound ultralight spinning outfit and a 16th-ounce Johnson Beetle Spin and caught three bass, each around 1 pound. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Despite warm temperatures, bass are still spawning and creating some thrilling fishing," 1 June 2018 The Portage Lakes have been good for bluegill and some yellow perch. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for Feb. 9: Ice anglers still rule, but winter fishing slows," 9 Feb. 2018 The article told the tale of a lucky angler who snagged a 100-pound-plus paddlefish (another name for spoonbill) while fishing for bluegill at Jacomo. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Lake Jacomo fisherman happens across a monster while fishing for bass," 13 June 2018 Try Senko and Bass Assassin lures near turns with thick vegetation. Redworms and crickets work best for bluegill, shellcrackers and warmouth. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing forecast: June 17, 2018," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of bluegill

1877, in the meaning defined above

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