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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But high levels of PFAS are being found in middle-sized fish such bluegill. Michael Casey, The Seattle Times, "EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks," 12 Feb. 2019 All lakes are good for bluegill and a few shellcrackers. Mark Blythe,, "Fishing forecast: June 20, 2018," 20 June 2018 The crappies, bluegill and walleye are starting to bite around the reservoirs, small lakes and ponds., "Fishing report for March 16: Steelhead trout, walleye are on the run," 16 Mar. 2018 INLAND LAKES Farm ponds and bluegills have been a great ice fishing combination in recent weeks., "Fishing Report for Feb. 9: Ice anglers still rule, but winter fishing slows," 9 Feb. 2018 Use crickets and redworms near docks and seawalls for bluegills, bream and warmouth. Mark Blythe,, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 10," 7 July 2018 An 8-inch fish would be about a half-pound bluegill. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Easy to find and fun to catch, bluegill are America’s fish," 25 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of bluegill

1877, in the meaning defined above

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