blue·​gill | \ ˈblü-ˌgil How to pronounce bluegill (audio) \

Definition of bluegill

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

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The bulk of those came on one insanely active angling day to a small, under the radar public venue in southern Pennsylvania where bluegills, bass and crappies wouldn’t leave my hair jigs alone. Jim Gronaw,, "Gronaw: Kayaking made simple and fun," 13 July 2019 An 1/8-ounce Blakemore Road Runner Marabou jig in white already was rigged on my lightweight rod from an earlier fishing trip for bluegills. John Goodspeed,, "Too many bass: A pond with a problem lures plenty of helpers," 20 June 2019 Louis Quinones, of Logan Square, fishes at the Humboldt Park lagoon for catfish, bluegills and occasionally Asian carp. Marie Fazio,, "Park District: Stay out of Humboldt Park lagoon due to toxic blue-green algae," 25 June 2019 O’Grady likes to take first-time clients out to the ponds to catch and release bluegills for a fun and easy confidence-builder. Patricia Cameron, The Know, "10 of the best spots to fish in Colorado," 22 June 2019 The pond, in Westminster City Park, off of West 104th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, is stocked with grass carp, channel catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass, said Jonathan Thornton, a city spokesman. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Hundreds of dead fish found in Westminster City Park Pond," 20 June 2019 Outdoor lovers will find plenty to do: trail running; biking or four-wheeling on dirt roads; fishing at ponds stocked with catfish, bass and bluegill; and star-gazing. Mary Forgione,, "Historic Tejon Ranch opens lodgings to California visitors," 11 June 2019 Use crickets and redworms just off the banks for plenty of bluegills, warmouth and shellcrackers. Mark Blythe,, "Cental Florida fishing forecast: July 9," 7 July 2018 Species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, rainbow trout, sturgeon. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "If you don’t want to travel far to fish, try these five local hotspots | Idaho Statesman," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bluegill

1877, in the meaning defined above

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