Note: This is a general category that includes two Manitoba species, the Bluegill and the Pumpkinseed.
The most commonly caught of the two species is the bluegill, with both species offering a unique experience that has substantially increased in popularity. The aggressive bite and staggering colors of big, bull bluegills has turned these panfish into a sought after angling opportunity on a limited number of Manitoba fisheries.
Angling opportunities for bluegill and pumpkinseed are popular during the months of May to September, with hard water months also becoming popular for bluegill.
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