Did you know that bluegill sunfish are social?
Bluegill sunfish are olive-green fish with light sides, olive stripes on their sides, small mouths, and flat tails.
Least Concern - Population Stable
Lakes, ponds, and streams
From May to August, bluegill sunfish lay five clutches of eggs in holes in the dirt and rocks at the bottom of lakes, ponds, and streams.
Spring, summer, fall
Insects, crawfish, fish, fish eggs, snails, and zoo plankton
Bluegill sunfish hunt unmoving or slow prey. They do not like to chase fast prey.
Spotted Bass, Bream, and Crappies
Bluegill sunfish are often confused with spotted bass because both are large, green fish.
Bluegill sunfish have lighter sides. Spotted bass are narrow and have black spots on their sides.
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