"That was a redear Carl. And it was a whopper!
Georgia Giants are the property of one fish hatchery, supposedly a proprietary blend of different lepomids. Many think they are no more than a simple BG x GSF cross, or just a run of the mill hybrid…"
"Couple of observations: A good taxidermist can paint a BG to look like durn near anything...basing judgements on mounts can be problematic. We need to see the fish, not the mount, in order to be reasonably sure of anything. Sometimes, the mount is…"
"Walt, I believe it's a case of only northern strain gills are located in northern latitudes...so you may be correct in saying that it's the geography that contributes to longer life, rather than the strain of fish themselves. In the end…"
"GGGEEZ TONY did a fabulous answer to my question and so I won't bother looking for them up here. He brought up an interesting point about where are all the 2 lb.+ Coppers hiding ? I would think then the logical place for em to grow big is…"
"Welcome Paul to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In…"
"Here is the NC one, caught in 1967 (has stood almost 50 years) and also over 4#
Most of our records have lasted a few years at least:
4lbs 5 oz
"It is said that the world record bluegill was a northern-strain; I have seen photos of the second-largest bluegill, which was only a couple ounces smaller and was caught from the same pond (the Coke McKenzie fish that had all the magazine articles…"
"Second hand info that I think I got from that same previous source, but I have read that the recognized record bluegill actually is a northern strain.
Kind of a tangent, but I read an article not long ago that said while our fascination with large…"
"Illinois is too far north for coppernose. Now having said that, it is not unheard of to find a traveling fishtruck bringing in intergrade coppers from Arkansas for pond stocking into Illinois and Indiana waters. BUT....in many cases, those folks are…"
"After Jeff Soto asked were I got the info, I did realize I was accepting some random post I dug up as fact and quoting it elsewhere. That's not always best practice. So I just did a little more reading over there and got the same impression you…"