When do Bluegill Spawn? | Amazing Action Starts Right Now

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When Do Bluegill Spawn
  • Bluegill spawn when water temperatures are between 68 and 75 degrees.
  • They often start spawning in late April and can last through October.

“When do bluegill spawn?” is a great question. An even better one is: “What water temperature do bluegill spawn at?” Many think of early spring as fishing season. However, the late spring to early summer is when the shallows really get active.

The bass and crappie spawn start when the water temperatures hit 58-62 degrees. Sunfish take over the bedding flats when the water temperatures hit 68-75 degrees. While the peak in the south is usually from late April to early June, these feisty fish will continue to spawn until the cooldown in the fall. Seasoned anglers know it can mean non-stop action. This is also a great time to get beginners hooked on fishing.

To learn more about how to identify different types of sunfish check out this guide:

Types of Sunfish

For tips on catching sunfish in different season:

How to Catch Sunfish

For some great bluegill recipes check out one of our favorites:

Nothing makes us happier than helping others enjoy this great sport of fishing. We would love to hear from you and help in any way we can. As always, tight lines and fin times! We hope to see you on the water.

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