Wildlife Wednesday – Bluegill

Today’s Wildlife Wednesday from your Ohio Division of Wildlife spotlights the popular Bluegill. These fish are a popular target for anglers and are common throughout Ohio but they prefer clear ponds and lakes with rooted vegetation. Bluegill typically build nests in large groups or beds. Males select an area and sweep out a saucer-shaped nest with their tails. The females then lay between 10,000 to 60,000 eggs in the nest which are guarded by the male. The eggs usually hatch in about five days. And how do you fillet your catch of the day? Here is a helpful video on how to do so! https://www.youtube.com/watch…

Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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