Known as bream to many, they are the backbone of forage production for largemouth bass ponds. Bluegill are very prolific, reproducing multiple times a season (3-5 times/year). This provides largemouth bass with a large quantity of food while still allowing themselves to sustain a healthy thriving population.
They spawn in large colonies of nests in 3 to 6 feet in depth over sandy and gravel substrates close to the shore. Spawning occurs when water temperatures reach 67-70°F. Bluegill readily eat floating fish food and have great growth rates from supplemental feeding. They also provide excellent fishing opportunities for kids and novice fishermen. There are two subspecies, native (also called Mississippi) and coppernose. The coppernose are better suited for warm climates and are very aggressive when supplemental feeding.
2012 Fish Price List
|8-10 inches||N/A||$7.00||$6.00||All Year|
|10-12 inches||$12.00||$9.00||$8.00||All Year|
|4-6 inches||N/A||$.40||$.30||All Year|
|6-8 inches||$.85||$.65||$.55||All Year|
|8-11 inches||$1.75||$1.25||$1.00||All Year|
|Large Catfish||$4.00/lb||$3.50/lb||$2.50/lb||All Year|
|1-2 inches||$.30||$.25||All Year|
|Redear Sunfish ( Shellcracker)|
|1-2 inches||$.35||$.30||All Year|
|2 inch (F1)||$1.50||$.85||June|
|6-8 inches||$4.00||$3.00||After June|
|8-14 inches||$10.00/lb.||$8.00/lb.||After June|
|Hybrid Striped Bass||50-199||200-500||500-2000|
|Adult > 11 inches||$8.00/lb||$6.00/lb||$5.50/lb||Seasonal|
|Threadfin Shad||1/2 Load||One Load|
NOTE: One load consist of ~6,000 adult fish. Price includes delivery to north and middle Georgia. Call for delivery prices elsewhere.
|Gizzard Shad||1/2 Load||
NOTE: One load consist of ~4,000 adult fish. Price includes delivery to north and middle Georgia. Call for delivery prices eleswhere.
|5-7 inches||$2.00||$1.50||$1.25||Perfect Bass Forage|
|8-10 inches||$2.50||$1.75||$1.50||Great Bargain|
|> 13 inches||$4.50/lb.||$3.50/lb.||$3.25/lb.||November-March|
|8 inches||-||-||Currently N/A|
|10-12 inches||-||-||Currently N/A|
|Crayfish||50-200 lbs.||200-2000 lbs.|
|Golden Shiners||10-50 lbs.||50-200 lbs.||200-500 lbs.|
|3-4 inch||$10/lb.||$9/lb||$8.50/lb||All Year|