Bluegill - Big Bluegill. Tommy and I are catching bluegill with slim jims and maggots. Answer Save. Minimum Size: 15 inches year round, and during January 1–April 15 the minimum size is 15 inches with a maximum size of 20 inches, in the Potomac River mainstem approximately 0.5 miles upriver from Chain Bridge to the spillway in Cumberland. bluegill.jpg. a young 14 to 18 inch bluecat is hard to throw back . DMF has made three changes to its recreational striped bass regulations for 2020: A slot limit has been implemented. The largest bluegill ever caught was four pounds, 12 ounces in 1950. 1 decade ago . I wouldn't be eating much bluegill through the year if that was my personal size limit. 1 decade ago. The savvy bluegill fisherman can borrow from the fly-fishing tackle box and use small poppers with a small float (set the float 4 feet from the lure) for added fun. Politics. And most places I fish dont have size limit, so I was wondering, when you go out to catch a basket of gills, do you use any kind of measurement as your keeper guide. I am selective according to where i am fishing for bluegill. Click Here for AD-Free Premium membership options. Fish over 12 inches are considered trophy-class. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 05-27-2020, 05:44 AM #24. 1 0. The bluegill typically ranges in size from about four to 12 inches, and reaches a maximum size just over 16 inches. I had an early start to the next day so I told my friend that 8:30 was my limit to stay. Register and I will offer you a free Crappie.com decal (plus a lot less ads too). Help Crappie.com by becoming a Supporting Member. The average adult size is between 5-7 inches long. Your average keeper should be about 8-10". The bluegill started biting in earnest around 7:30. Start new topic; Recommended Posts. I dont usually target them specifically, so I only keep them if they are really nice size. Statewide Creel and Length Limits The following are the creel and size limits that apply statewide. A good keeper size panfish ? I'm lucky enough to fish … Members; All Discussions; My Discussions; Add; What is keeper size? 2. 2011 Youth Deer Hunt. THE WELCOME MAT. I don't bother to cut the head's off etc. a medium size chunky 2 lb bass is also possible if its about dinner but most often the fish just get to swim on , we only eat fish once a week at my house . Bluegill - 7 Crappie - 12 Perch - 10 Muskie 35 Walleye - 18 Pike - 34 Smallmouth - 14 Largemouth - 16 Saugeye - 17 Gar - 30 My friend Terry & myself went crazy on keeper size Bluegills..We kept 83 in one day & threw more that that back..This is a once in a time experience.They were all caught on my 1 1/100 oz. The world record bluegill was more than 16 inches long weighing in at 4 pounds, 12 ounces (roughly 2.2 kg). Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by kumma, Jul 22, 2004. Forum Rules and Guidelines. The Welcome Mat. Keeper Size? Several waters have exceptions to these limits. Share Followers 0. I'll keep bluegill down to about 6 inches, longears down to about 5 (since they are thicker). How big do you want your bluegill to be a keeper! Justyn. Then another. including, but not limited to, white bass, yellow bass, carp, suckers, buffalofish, bullhead, yellow perch, and tilapia In 2019 and 2020, the following daily bag limits apply to Community Fishing program waters: FISH LAKES PONDS. Likes: 6. Jul 22, 2004 #1 . I've always wondered about other folks, but I dislike cleaning big bluegill, say those above 9". They are often described in colorful, shirtsleeve terms: For most anglers a hand-size bluegill (6 to 9 inches, roughly, depending the size of one’s had) would be a keeper fish. About deadline time he was pulling in one bluegill after another, but many of those we caught that day were just shy of the wrist test. Past Hunting Indiana Youth Hunts. and hybrid sunfish) all other species (except protected native fish), unlimited . I consider the following lengths as standards for "keeper" fish if I feel so inclined to take them home and clean them which I normally don't unless its walleye. what your sunfish keeper size? Easy to catch, bluegills make a good pan fish. 2012 Bob Skinner Memorial Youth … 7.5" on perch as well. For a few lakes – Catch and release for bluegills during the bluegill spawn. Smaller people (or children) would probably only need 2-3. I was up at kent lake checking out some shore fishing spots. The length of crappie and bluegills what size u say a keeper is. Shovelnose sturgeon: 3: Walleye, sauger, and hybrids: 5 in total : Fishing Fishing. MCG1. This slot limit allows anglers to only retain striped bass measuring at least 28" and less than 35" total length.Striped bass measuring less than 28" or 35" and greater must be immediately released. Special bag and length limits . Messages: 1,359 Likes Received: 1 Location: SE MICHIGAN. What is your keeper size? Just had a question about the size of the gills you keep. I just cut the fish finger shoulder out and then pull off the meat from the belly. The bluegill is most closely related to the orangespotted sunfish and the redear sunfish, but different in a distinct spot at or near the base of the soft dorsal fin. Posted by Mike Schmidt on June 13, 2014 at 8:00pm in Basic Discussion; View Discussions ; I am a complete newbie to gills. And then he caught a keeper ‘gill. Please Read Before Registering. Thread Starter. Share your photo. The bluegills you catch are at least a pound and I've actually caught bonifide 11 inch bluegills. i ran into some people who were keeping everything they caught i mean … In North Carolina, there is an 8" limit on crappie, but no size limit on bream. Guests; Share; Posted January 27, 2004. Just not slick at it the way I am for 7" & 8" fish. What is your keeper size? kumma. Youth Forum. SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant | Come join the best Family Orientated fishing website on the Internet. Refer to the pages listed in red at the bottom of this page to see exceptions to the statewide regulations. HUNTING. and sometimes I keep 25 6 inch bluegill . While males are on the nest, they are aggressive and will strike at any lure or bait that fall into the nest. By Guest, January 27, 2004 in MN Twin Cities Metro Area Fishing Reports - Hunting. You should be able to clean a bluegill in less than a minute with practice. Cut the head off and gut them, then pan fry them. Hypothesis: measurable increase in bluegill size, more so than in lakes with reduced limits. Habitat and conservation: These prolific breeders occur in many habitats, from farm ponds to large reservoirs and nearly any stream capable of supporting fish. 2010 Youth Deer Hunt . The Campfire. They are often the first fish that a young fisherman catches. With an electric knife not that hard to clean. 50 Panfish including bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), flier, longear sunfish, mud sunfish, shadow bass, spotted sunfish (stumpknocker), ... only in waters where minimum-length or slot-size limits for these fish apply) may not be filleted, nor their head or tail fin removed, until the angler has completed fishing for the day. Northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and rainbow and brown trout. THE CAMPFIRE. Guest. 20.jpg. Guest. Post #4013592 ; Post #4015261 ; Post #4013322 ; Post #4013386 ; … This slot limit replaces the 28" minimum size limit that was previously in effect. Keeper size crappie? After thinking about it for the last couple years, I went for the first time the weekend before last and I am hooked! Main; My Page; Blogs; Forum; Chat; Groups; Photos; Videos; RULES! Figure (for an adult Male weighing 225) about 4-5, 8-10" Gil's per Man. never fished there so i was just seeing what was going on. And then another. FG-0069_Bluegill.mp4. SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant | Come join the best Family Orientated fishing website on the Internet. Panfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, white and black crappie) 25 in total: Rock, white, and yellow bass and bullheads: No Limit: Ruffe, white perch, and gobies: 0 but one of each may be killed and possessed for immediate delivery to a DNR Service Center or regional office. I figure they will clean with the rest of what I am catching. ... Bluegills like to build their nests around other bluegill nests. Don't eat 6" Bluegill. Distribution and habitat. Posted by Mike Schmidt on June 13, 2014 at 8:00pm in Basic Discussion; View Discussions; I am a complete newbie to gills. 2009 Youth Hunt. Size: Typically about 6 inches, but can reach 12 inches. The maximum size a bluegill can reach is largely dependent on genetics, water-system productivity, and available forage. Video of bluegill. FG-0069_Bluegill_0.jpg. Freiburger caught a small bluegill fairly quickly. Posted January 27, 2004. Relevance. 7 Answers. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Slabmaster II Join Date Mar 2020 Location BRANCH Posts 111 Post Thanks / Like Likes (Given) 155 Likes (Received) 56 Thanks (Given) 28 Thanks (Received) 6. 7.5" and up is fair game for the cutting board but have one place that is over run with 7" fish and will keep them there. The best bluegill lake in Indiana as far as large average size is very predator heavy and large at about 800 acres (for Indiana). I throw ‘’them all back. sunfishes (including bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish unlimited. 50 Panfish including bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), flier, longear sunfish, mud sunfish, shadow bass, spotted sunfish (stumpknocker), ... only in waters where minimum-length or slot-size limits for these fish apply) may not be filleted, nor their head or tail fin removed, until the angler has completed fishing for the day. Keeper Size? That is a bit too small. Male bluegill. Favorite Answer. The average size of the fish, though, has continued to shrink as anglers kept plucking bluegills from the water as soon as they reached “keeper” size, usually seven or eight inches long. I can't help you with the perch, but for crappie and bluegill (bream), if it covers your hand, it's worth keeping. Sometimes there are so many nests that the nest beds touch and look like honeycombs. If theyr'e hittin' good sometimes I"ll just target the 7-8" for keeping and slide the bulls back into the water. look at your state laws then make your own decision. One question (of many) I have is how big does a gill have to be before I should consider keeping it? Dan B. Lv 7. Size: Length: to about 9½ inches; weight: usually to 12 ounces. Do you love big bluegill? Minimum qualifying sizes for the Angler Achievement Awards annual and catch-and-release awards. Normal regs and limits at other times. What is keeper size? 2013 Bob Skinner Memorial Youth Hunt. Bluegill. Fishing Tips: Earthworms or even corn kernels make good bait. Fishing for Bluegill.