Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Rafinesque, 1819; CENTRARCHIDAE FAMILY; also called bream, sun perch, blue sunfish, copperbelly
Native to approximately the eastern half of the U.S.A. and a small portion of northeastern Mexico, the bluegill has been widely introduced elsewhere in North America as well as into Europe and South Africa. Today it is one of the most popular panfish species in North America. It has a greatly compressed, roundish (in profile) body that is typical of the sunfishes. Its color is highly variable and many range from dark blue or bluish purple to yellow, and in some cases (notably in quarry holes) it ma... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
2.15 kg (4 lb 12 oz)
Ketona Lake, Alabama, USA
09-Apr-1950
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
28.0 cm
Lake Perris, California, USA
15-May-2018
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
29.0 cm
Lake Perris, California, USA
16-Jul-2018