bluegillBluegill

Bluegill are a popular target in San Diego, mostly because they are seemingly everywhere in all of our local lakes, streams, and rivers.

Lower Otay is home to the county record at a whopping three-and-a-half pounds.  Most bluegill are considerably smaller, but considering their small stature, they put up a hearty fight for anglers on light line.

They can be caught on a variety of ways, but are often targeted using meal worms, blood worms, or pieces of night crawlers fished around bushes, tules, or reeds.

Lake Records

LakePoundsMonthYearAngler
Cuyamaca1.375  
Dixon2.25November2011Johnny Kaczmarek
El Capitan1.56June1992
Hodges2.5June1999
Lower Otay3.5July1991
Miramar2.12May1999
Morena1.5625  Clarie Bacon
Murray2.15August2001
Poway2.5 2002Deadre McCullough
San Vicente3.2December2000
Santee Lakes2.5  
Skinner2.1January2000Melissa Green
Sutherland2.7April1997
Wohlford1.25May1983Donna Bartels