The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as bream, brim, or copper nose. It is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae of the order Perciformes. It is native to North America and lives in streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds.
IMITATION MINNOWS Offered by a number of manufacturers, the hard plastic imitation minnow in the 2-inch size is ideal for bluegill fishing in open water. Tie the line directly to the eyelet and twitch the lure in short, rapid strokes designed to emulate a wounded minnow. Bluegill-sized minnows may have one or more treble hooks.
popping lures Poppers or gurglers are among the most popular lures for panfish, and bluegills just love them! These proven topwater baits are available in a wide variety of color combinations, but in most cases it’s the action of the popper, not its color, that attracts the feisty ‘gills.
Lepomis, in Greek, means 'scaled gill cover' and gibbosus means 'humped'. The defining characteristic of a pumpkinseed sunfish is the bright orange spot at the tip of the ear flap. The pumpkinseed sunfish is widely recognized by its shape of a pumpkinseed, from which its common name comes.