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The big male bluegills that most would consider lunker-class fish are notoriously hard to find.
The spawn is the best time to catch these elusive fish. Most bluegill nests aren't any deeper than four feet deep. Cast a small jig with a soft plastic trailer and drag it through the nests. Aggressive males will attack without hesitation. Bedding bluegills will also take flies that land above them.
Bluegills nest in the early spring. Their beds are often seen along the shallow shoreline on sand and gravel bottom.