What would everyone consider big for a bluegill? Inches? Weight?
I agree with the majority that a fish over 10 inches long is a trophy.
A fish over 8 inches is big, and a fish over 6 inches is big enough to eat.
The state record is a 12.5 inch Bluegill weighing 2.02 pounds, caught in 1999 from the Lampasas river.
The world record fish is 15 inches long and weighed 4.75 pounds. It was caught from Lake Ketona, AL. in 1950.
Big bluegills are caught in Lake Fairfield, Bluegill Lakes, Athens, Toledo Bend and many private ponds.
My personal best is a 10.5 inch fish caught from Bluegill Lakes near Canton.