The Bluegill (Lepomis Macrochirus)

Bluegill Fish

The Bluegill, also known as bream, sunny, copper, or brim, is one of the most popular freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family and can grow to 10 inches in length. The dark navy gill covers make it easy to identify. It is oval-shaped with a dorsal fin and a dorsal fin that runs vertically beneath. The spawning season is when the males are more colorful. This fish is commonly stocked with red-ear sunfish in order to increase diversity in a pond. Because of its availability, it is an important sport fish. It prefers shallow water and is able to survive in areas with many aquatic plants. They eat mainly mosquitoes and small fish.

How To Buy Bluegill

Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester.  The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers. Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport. 

We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish.  Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums. We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish

Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses.  All of our fish are 2024 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 10 years.

Current Availability 

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