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Bluegill eating out of my hand

Posted By: Tyler G

Bluegill eating out of my hand - 04/12/20 02:24 PM

I’ll start this by saying this was done in a small private pond and the bluegill are by no means slabs. But I recorded an interesting little video showing bluegill and other panfish eating bread straight from my hands. It’s a level of feeding aggression I rarely see outside of waters where the fish are fed daily and “trained” for this. Thought it might be appreciated here. Enjoy.

Posted By: Gitter Done

Re: Bluegill eating out of my hand - 04/12/20 03:36 PM

Bluegill are very aggressive especially in ponds. I have seen videos in the past showing them eating out of hands. Even saw videos of them jumping out of the water to grab bread out of a hand.


Side Note: Cool video and enjoyed watching. Thanks for sharing. Also could not miss the No Trespassing Sign. Hope you had permission! Again enjoyed the video.
Posted By: Tyler G

Re: Bluegill eating out of my hand - 04/12/20 03:57 PM

Thank you. It was fun being able to capture this in detail with the gopro.

Thankfully, pond access is for residents and it's in my apartment complex. The management is really relaxed anyway, seeing as to how they allow transplant of fish into the pond. There's even a big goldfish in there according to fishbrain.
Posted By: Gitter Done

Re: Bluegill eating out of my hand - 04/12/20 08:17 PM

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Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Bluegill eating out of my hand - 04/13/20 03:28 AM

Neat video and thanks for sharing. cheers



Side Note: Bluegill are a very aggressive fish. Especially during feeding! taz
Posted By: SirDukeOfLor

Re: Bluegill eating out of my hand - 04/14/20 12:32 AM

In a pond on my family homestead, the bluegill will bite you as you swim in the water. It was a cool thing to experience as kids.
Posted By: Laker One

Re: Bluegill eating out of my hand - 04/14/20 01:50 PM

Cool video. coolio
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