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Fish for Bluegill

Bluegill Fishing Tips
Best Fishing Waters - Bluegill & Pumpkinseed
Panfish Identification
Species overview, identification, habitat, life history (Sunfishes chapter from PA Fishes book)

Interactive Maps

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fisheries management

Bluegill Management and Fishing in Pennsylvania

Feature articles from PA Angler & Boater magazine

Best Pumpkinseed and Bluegill Lakes of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Bluegills on Ice
Deep Water Bluegills by Boat
Fall Panfish
Go Deep for Late Fall Panfish
Summer’s Deep Water Bluegills and Pumpkinseeds
The Northwest Corner’s Hot Bluegill Ice Action

Caught in PA

Patrick Verdetto sports a large bluegill taken on a small minnow, caught in Wayne County in 2013

J.J. Parola with an extra large bluegill caught in Wayne County in 2007

Sarah Kaneski with large bluegill

Bob Jud with an 11 inch bluegill