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Bluegill (Bream) Caught in Alabama

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Bluegill over 1 pounds or 10 inches may qualify for a Master Angler Certificate.
Bluegill over 2 pounds or 13 inches may qualify for a Trophy Angler Certificate.

Monster Bluegill
Fredrick Miller, Jr. caught this monster bluegill from Monroe County Lake in April 2014

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Male bluegill (left) and female bluegill (right) are fine at Fayette County Lake.

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Caleb Ekema caught this fine looking bluegill from Smith Lake in May of 2013.

girl with bluegill
This bluegill was caught during the ABCs of Fly Fishing class at the Alabama Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop, March 2013.

Gunter Christian Sullivan with his first bluegill of the day.
Four year old Gunter Christian Sullivan took this fine bluegill while fishing in a tributary of Choctawhatchee Creek, April 2013.

Castlen Elementary Student with a fish
This bluegill was caught in a Mobile County pond by a Castlen Elementary School student, March 15, 2013.

 Bluegill caught during Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop
This bluegill was caught during the Angler Adventures class at the Alabama Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop, March 2013.

Doug Darr fishing at Pickwick
Pickwick Lake has some large bluegill, big enough to eat threadfin shad, November 2012.

 Ten year old with a nice bluegill
Fall is a great time to catch large bluegill from farm ponds or any water in Alabama.

Elijah Dortch caught this nice bream at Monroe County Lake
Elijah Dortch caught this big bluegill from Monroe County Lake during the spring of 2012.
 girl with a bluegill caught on a fly rod
Bluegill are great fun on a fly rod.

Laquinton Stallworth caught these bream at Monroe County Lake
Laquinton Stallworth caught these bream from Monroe County Lake.

Man with 40 bream
Terry Peoples poses helped catch forty big bluegill from Escambia County Lake on May 8, 2012.

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This bluegill was caught using a nightcrawler piece in the Trussville area during May of 2012.


This is a classic look for a female bluegill.

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This St. James student caught a bluegill at Camp ASCCA, 
 Bluegill on a Zara Spook
A bluegill hit a regular-sized Zara Spook at Jordan Lake on September 27, 2011. Hey, why not. Everything else was biting that day: hybrids, striped bass, Alabama spotted bass and largemouth bass.
Girl with a bluegill
Here's a pretty one with a big bluegill, September 2011.
 
Fishing is a great way to have fun and to build memories.

Alex Mamaev caught this bluegill from the Cahaba River in 2011.

Girl with a female bluegill
This bluegill with its more pastel colors is probably a female, May 19, 2011.

girl with a male bluegill
This bluegill with its coppery color is probably a male, Legacy Elementary School, May 19, 2011.

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Bluegill are a popular catch from any water, but especially from a pond, May 4, 2011.

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It is fun to catch bluegill.
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This bluegill was caught from Project Pond at Legacy Elementary School, Madison, on May 18, 2011. 
Large bluegill caught by five year old
This five-year-old knows how to catch huge bream, get her grandfather to take her fishing.
 Dad and Girl with Bluegill
Beautiful girl with a beautiful bluegill, June 2010.
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May and June are the best time to introduce children to fishing for bluegill, June 2010.
 
Ken Weathers caught this bull bluegill alongside a tree in the Patsaliga Creek, Covington County.


A bluegill hooked in the Patsaliga

Male Bluegill
The classic colors of a male bluegill show up in this May 30, 2010, catch by Doug Darr from an Alabama pond.  It was caught on a 1/24th-ounce orange Rooster Tail spinner.

Blugill on a fly rod from a canoe.
Dr. Lovell landed this fine bluegill from the lower Coosa River in May of 2010 while using a fly rod and popping bug.
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Bream fishing is great in Alabama from April through October.  This girl's first fish is a bluegill.


Go tell everybody! The bream are starting to bite at Lake Harding (April 2010).

Bluegill fishing is a great family activity.
Bluegill fishing is a great family activity, April 2010.

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Debbie Cox found that fall weather (October) is a great time to catch bluegill in a pond.

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Debbie Cox caught these bluegill on worms from a pond in August of 2009. The top two are males, and the bottom two are females.

 Jackie Thompson with bluegill
Jackie Thompson holds a big bluegill from Lake Eufaula.

Dr. Nunnally with a 1-1/2 pound bluegill from Lake Martin.
Kathryn Nunnally took this picture of Dr. Nunnally's "Blue(gill) Plate Special from Lake Martin."

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