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n. pl. bluegill or blue·gills
An edible sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) of North American lakes and streams, having a dark spot on the dorsal fin.


(Animals) a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus: an important food and game fish



a bluish freshwater sunfish, Lepomismacrochirus, of the Mississippi River valley.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.bluegill - important edible sunfish of eastern and central United Statesbluegill - important edible sunfish of eastern and central United States
freshwater bream, bream - any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis
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The California Delta is well known amongst experienced and newbie anglers for its bounty of sturgeon, striped bass, king salmon, bluegill and catfish, to name a few.
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Shira built two catch-and-release lakes, stocked with crappie, bluegill, catfish, trophy bass and other species.
The advisory issued Monday applies to fish that live year-round between Bonneville and McNary dams, including bass, bluegill, yellow perch, crappie, walleye, carp, catfish, suckers and sturgeon.
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I was thrilled a thousand times, setting the hook on a disappearing bobber sneakily pulled under by a pumpkinseed, bluegill, banded, or redbreasted sunfish whose size never mattered.
A pond bottom with many bluegill nests can look as if it were trampled by elephants.
Walleye is the fish of choice with this recipe, as simple as it is sublime, but panfish like crappies, perch, or bluegill are good too--any delicate, white-fleshed fish can be used.