Like most anglers I cut my teeth on bluegill fishing and to this day the fish holds a special place in my heart. I love catching them just as much as I love eating them, and when a monster gets caught I defiantly admire it.
So when I saw this giant slab come across I my screen I definitely took notice. Not only is this one of the largest bluegill I have ever seen, but it is the largest one ever caught in Colorado.
According to Wired to Fish, Gregory Wallace caught the bluegill while fly fishing for pike. The fish measured 12 3/4 inches long and weighed 2 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces.
This smashes the old state record by 4.5 ounces. That does not sound like much, but the new record is almost 10% larger than the previous record.
The previous record weighted 2 pounds 5 ounces and was 11 1/2 inches in length. It however did not come close to the world all tackle record of 4 pounds, 10 ounces.
Congratulations Greg on the catch of a lifetime.