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?
because bluegill bite on nearly everything and are found in abundance
because bluegill is a very tasty fish
neither of the above
Which of these are part of the bluegill family: sunfish, bream, perch or plumb granny?
only sunfish and perch
only bream and plumb granny
all of them are bluegill
The bluegill gets its name from the vivid blue color of its gill covers. What are the gill covers called?
What factors affect the bluegill's color?
the region it's located in and the breed
the food it feeds on and the weather conditions
the age and sex of the fish and the color of the water
Nowadays one can find bluegill across the United States. But originally they were found only:
in the Great Lakes, Mississippi and Eastern Seaboard drainage systems
off the coasts of Florida and Hawaii
What sort of water do bluegill prefer?
deep and far from the shore
muddy and choppy
clear and quiet
What time/s of the day are bluegill most active?
dawn and dusk
late at night
During the spawn, which bluegill protect the nests?
What is the regular diet of adult bluegill?
slow-moving aquatic insects
algae and seaweed
When using live bait, why should you only use enough worm to cover the hook but no more?
because it will go to waste if there's too much
because of the fish's tiny mouth
because the fish don't really like live bait
Should you use long or short shanks on the hook?
it makes no difference
During what month is the peak spawning period?
Male bluegill build the nests. When do they allow the females to enter?
only when they're ready to lay eggs
when the temperature reaches a certain degree
when they have cleared the area for predators
When fishing for bluegill, your rod should be made to cast:
single or double lines
two- to four-weight lines
four- to six-weight lines
What should the fly look like?
a tuft of seaweed
Can one do ice fishing for bluegill and catch anything?
Yes, but only after the ice thickens a little.
No, it's the wrong conditions.
Yes, but only just after the ice forms on the water's surface.
When do bluegill feed less?
in the winter
in the summer
in the fall
Why should you allow the fish to air dry before you begin cleaning them?
because this makes their flesh supple
because fresh fish are slippery
because they are tastier afterwards
How should you angle the knife so that you won't waste any of the fillet?
toward the head
away from the head
across the middle
What can you do with the fish heads after you've eaten?