I don't bother to cut the head's off etc. and sometimes I keep 25 6 inch bluegill . Click Here for AD-Free Premium membership options. 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. Thread Starter. The Welcome Mat. Fishing Tips: Earthworms or even corn kernels make good bait. I am selective according to where i am fishing for bluegill. While males are on the nest, they are aggressive and will strike at any lure or bait that fall into the nest. Posted by Mike Schmidt on June 13, 2014 at 8:00pm in Basic Discussion; View Discussions; I am a complete newbie to gills. What is your keeper size? The Campfire. 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. For a few lakes – Catch and release for bluegills during the bluegill spawn. Likes: 6. 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. and hybrid sunfish) all other species (except protected native fish), unlimited . Post #4013592 ; Post #4015261 ; Post #4013322 ; Post #4013386 ; … 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. Start new topic; Recommended Posts. The bluegill started biting in earnest around 7:30. What is keeper size? Messages: 1,359 Likes Received: 1 Location: SE MICHIGAN. Minimum qualifying sizes for the Angler Achievement Awards annual and catch-and-release awards. The bluegill typically ranges in size from about four to 12 inches, and reaches a maximum size just over 16 inches. Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by kumma, Jul 22, 2004. Tommy and I are catching bluegill with slim jims and maggots. Main; My Page; Blogs; Forum; Chat; Groups; Photos; Videos; RULES! I was up at kent lake checking out some shore fishing spots. 20.jpg. 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. The bluegills you catch are at least a pound and I've actually caught bonifide 11 inch bluegills. Fishing for Bluegill. 2011 Youth Deer Hunt. Figure (for an adult Male weighing 225) about 4-5, 8-10" Gil's per Man. 2012 Bob Skinner Memorial Youth … Freiburger caught a small bluegill fairly quickly. look at your state laws then make your own decision. Youth Forum. The maximum size a bluegill can reach is largely dependent on genetics, water-system productivity, and available forage. THE CAMPFIRE. a young 14 to 18 inch bluecat is hard to throw back . What is your keeper size? Share your photo. Normal regs and limits at other times. I'll keep bluegill down to about 6 inches, longears down to about 5 (since they are thicker). 2010 Youth Deer Hunt . Just had a question about the size of the gills you keep. 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 WELCOME MAT. 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. Male bluegill. MCG1. The world record bluegill was more than 16 inches long weighing in at 4 pounds, 12 ounces (roughly 2.2 kg). FG-0069_Bluegill.mp4. Favorite Answer. never fished there so i was just seeing what was going on. 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 . Statewide Creel and Length Limits The following are the creel and size limits that apply statewide. They are often the first fish that a young fisherman catches. 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. what your sunfish keeper size? Posted by Mike Schmidt on June 13, 2014 at 8:00pm in Basic Discussion; View Discussions ; I am a complete newbie to gills. The length of crappie and bluegills what size u say a keeper is. 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. 7 Answers. Don't eat 6" Bluegill. sunfishes (including bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish unlimited. Bluegill. The largest bluegill ever caught was four pounds, 12 ounces in 1950. Habitat and conservation: These prolific breeders occur in many habitats, from farm ponds to large reservoirs and nearly any stream capable of supporting fish. 2. If theyr'e hittin' good sometimes I"ll just target the 7-8" for keeping and slide the bulls back into the water. And then another. I figure they will clean with the rest of what I am catching. FG-0069_Bluegill_0.jpg. Share Followers 0. SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant | Come join the best Family Orientated fishing website on the Internet. The average adult size is between 5-7 inches long. 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. Past Hunting Indiana Youth Hunts. I had an early start to the next day so I told my friend that 8:30 was my limit to stay. Special bag and length limits . The best bluegill lake in Indiana as far as large average size is very predator heavy and large at about 800 acres (for Indiana). 1 decade ago . Dan B. Lv 7. Jul 22, 2004 #1 . 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. ... Bluegills like to build their nests around other bluegill nests. kumma. bluegill.jpg. Smaller people (or children) would probably only need 2-3. Keeper Size? Politics. i ran into some people who were keeping everything they caught i mean … Members; All Discussions; My Discussions; Add; What is keeper size? With an electric knife not that hard to clean. Relevance. I dont usually target them specifically, so I only keep them if they are really nice size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 05-27-2020, 05:44 AM #24. HUNTING. Easy to catch, bluegills make a good pan fish. And then he caught a keeper ‘gill. Northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and rainbow and brown trout. Cut the head off and gut them, then pan fry them. One question (of many) I have is how big does a gill have to be before I should consider keeping it? I'm lucky enough to fish … 1 0. Forum Rules and Guidelines. Just not slick at it the way I am for 7" & 8" fish. Distribution and habitat. This slot limit replaces the 28" minimum size limit that was previously in effect. Then another. I wouldn't be eating much bluegill through the year if that was my personal size limit. 2009 Youth Hunt. Keeper size crappie? Shovelnose sturgeon: 3: Walleye, sauger, and hybrids: 5 in total : Fishing Fishing. Bluegill - Big Bluegill. 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. Keeper Size? SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant | Come join the best Family Orientated fishing website on the Internet. Guests; Share; Posted January 27, 2004. Refer to the pages listed in red at the bottom of this page to see exceptions to the statewide regulations. 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. 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. In North Carolina, there is an 8" limit on crappie, but no size limit on bream. 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. By Guest, January 27, 2004 in MN Twin Cities Metro Area Fishing Reports - Hunting. Guest. I've always wondered about other folks, but I dislike cleaning big bluegill, say those above 9". 2013 Bob Skinner Memorial Youth Hunt. Answer Save. Please Read Before Registering. I throw ‘’them all back. Guest. Help Crappie.com by becoming a Supporting Member. 1 decade ago. Your average keeper should be about 8-10". Register and I will offer you a free Crappie.com decal (plus a lot less ads too). How big do you want your bluegill to be a keeper! After thinking about it for the last couple years, I went for the first time the weekend before last and I am hooked! Fish over 12 inches are considered trophy-class. I just cut the fish finger shoulder out and then pull off the meat from the belly. 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. Size: Length: to about 9½ inches; weight: usually to 12 ounces. Bluegill - 7 Crappie - 12 Perch - 10 Muskie 35 Walleye - 18 Pike - 34 Smallmouth - 14 Largemouth - 16 Saugeye - 17 Gar - 30 A good keeper size panfish ? That is a bit too small. Sometimes there are so many nests that the nest beds touch and look like honeycombs. Hypothesis: measurable increase in bluegill size, more so than in lakes with reduced limits. 7.5" on perch as well. DMF has made three changes to its recreational striped bass regulations for 2020: A slot limit has been implemented. I can't help you with the perch, but for crappie and bluegill (bream), if it covers your hand, it's worth keeping. Several waters have exceptions to these limits. Video of bluegill. Justyn. You should be able to clean a bluegill in less than a minute with practice. Size: Typically about 6 inches, but can reach 12 inches. Posted January 27, 2004. Do you love big bluegill?