MARTINO: Bluegills remain Hoosier State’s most popular fish | Sports

The small orange and yellow bobber twitched once before disappearing below the olive green surface.

After a brief battle, another multi-colored bluegill laid shimmering across my palm. After carefully twisting the gold hook from its mouth it was dropped into the livewell where it joined a dozen others. It is a scene played over and over each season by thousands, if not millions of other anglers each year. The only difference may be choice of bobber or bait.

The bluegill is one species every angler has sought one time or another. When speaking of bluegills we are basically talking about members of the sunfish family which include redears, pumpkinseeds and green sunfish.

For many, they are a constant endeavor for several reasons. First, they have saved the…

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