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A Guide To Florida Fishing:
Large-Mouthed Black Bass
Crappie Or Speckled Perch
Bluegill Or Bream
Red-Breasted Sun Fish
Warmouth Perch Or Rock Bass
Pickerel Or Jackfish
Salt-Water Trout (Spotter Weakfish)
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Few anglers stumbled upon a desire for this great sport, but on the contrary have participated in it since their youth, when with a bamboo or cane they visited the brooks, lakes or creeks in their immediate neighborhoods and proceeded to "try their luck." To those fishermen the Bluegill is not a stranger, and should they return to the scenes of their boyhood days, this familiar "Bream" would be found in the same places and would respond to the same tackle and baits.
Always inhabiting slow-moving streams, lakes and ponds, where under-water vegetation is plentiful, hyacinth beds; also found around piling, stumps, docks, deep holes, etc. They feed on worms, insects, flies and small minnows, and any of these usually prove good bait.
A member of the sunfish family, the Bluegill is often referred to locally as Blue Bream, Blue Perch, Brim, Sun Perch, and ordinarily they weigh about 1/2 pound.
Same tackle used as for Speckled Perch. Fine sport can be had using a fly rod with spinner and pork rind.