Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Description: Bluegill  have a flat, deep body with a dark olive back, bluish iridescent sides marked by 6 to 8 vertical dark bars, and a black gill flap. The throat is white to yellow on females and bright orange on males.

Habitat: Bluegill is found in shallow, weedy areas with an abundance of underwater debris and often suspended in loose schools around docks, fallen trees, and rock piles in summer.