The first fish I ever caught was a bluegill and since then I catch them any chance I get. Not only are they great tasting but pound for pound one of the best fighting fish out there which makes them a ton of fun to catch.
Oklahoma teen, Joshua Thomas, was fishing for the little guys in a private pond when a beast got a hold of the line and he reeled in a true monster and a fish of a lifetime.
According to a Facebook post from the Oklahoman Department of Wildlife Joshua’s fish would fall just short of the State record by about an ounce and a half.
A near-record bluegill was caught by 13-year-old Joshua Thomas from a private pond near Tahlequah. Weighing 2lbs 5oz, this bluegill almost beat the current record of 2lbs 6.4oz caught by Tom Shorter in 1987!
Congratulations, Joshua on the fish of a lifetime.