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Blue Gills still in the shallows.
« on: July 05, 2011, 03:18:26 PM »

A friend of mine caught a 9 female gills this weekend off the dock where he typically he sees them on their bed.  The were still full of eggs.   Not sure what the water temp is but I was wading by a sand bar waste deep and the water wasnt very cold at all.  Is it possible they wont spawn this year?
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Re: Blue Gills still in the shallows.
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 12:10:01 AM »

Ive been catching alot of gills full of spawn
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Re: Blue Gills still in the shallows.
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011, 06:21:12 AM »

Last Friday evening my wife and I caught 15 bluegills/sunfish.  Most had no spawn/milt, but a couple were full of spawn.  This was my fourth trip to this lake this season and I had figured the spawn was over.  I'm begining to think that not all the fish spawn in the same time period and there may be a couple spawning periods in the spring/summer.  Just my thoughts.
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Re: Blue Gills still in the shallows.
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 07:26:16 AM »

Just found this ......."Many bluegill will spawn only once each season, but in waters not limited by overcrowding, some fish move back into the shallows in the late summer to spawn a second time. It often is rewarding to check spawn sites again during the summer for these multi-spawners."


From.....Joe Schwartz, Fisheries Supervisor, Iowa DNR
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Re: Blue Gills still in the shallows.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 10:18:17 PM »

makes since the lake I was fishing dosnt have alot of gills in it
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