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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

In the bluegill world, it’s the dad who guards the spawning nest

Although it will vary across parts of New York, by mid-June bluegills should be wrapping up their annual spawning routine (Photos by Vic Attardo)

With few exceptions, fish aren’t known for their parenting skill, particularly the male side of the species: the fathers. 
No need to describe the “I can’t be bothered” nurturing habits of most fish. After a week or less the parents are gone from the “nest.” Social Services would be apoplectic! But on this Father’s Day we can actually single out one species where the male of the breed takes an interest in his progeny: the bluegill. Here’s some tips on how to catch them this Father’s Day.

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