I did a promotional video recently for a lure company. The target fish for that video were crappie and bluegill.
I called the bluegill “bull bluegill” because of their unusually large size. I truly expect that these were female fish, but “cow bluegill” just did not seem right.
Let’s now take a look at the fish we call “bluegill” (Lepomis Macrochirus). The bluegill is a member of the sunfish family.
Also know as bream, red ears and green ears, bluegill are found in virtually every stream, river, pond and lake in the country. Their fight and their flavor make them a prime target for anglers of all ages.
I have caught a few “hybrid bluegill” in my outdoor career. These fish are known for growing to enormous size. Regular bluegill can grow up to 12 inches, with most being somewhat smaller than that.