Bluegill Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Bluegill

Scientific Name:

Lepomis macrochirus

Diet:

Small fish, zooplankton, insects, larvae, and invertebrates

Habitat:

Shallow areas of lakes and reservoirs with sufficient cover such as submerged vegetation

Spawn:

Spring and Summer with eggs hatching in two to three days. Males build nests and guard both eggs and fry.

Distribution:

Scattered statewide

Origin:

Native to central and eastern North America

Characteristics:

Short, deep-bodied and olive green with vertical bars. Blue and orange may be present. Name comes from the dark flap over the gills.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

January 30, 2000

Length:

11 1/4 Inches

Fisherman:

Lance Egan

Location:

Pelican Lake

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1993

Weight:

2 pound 7 ounces

Length:

11 1/2 Inches

Girth:

14 5/8 Inches

Fisherman:

Jack Rask

Location:

Mantua Reservoir



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