Bluegill & Other Sunfish


The bluegill fishery is solid on Lake Shelbyville and many anglers do target them when they are in the shallows to spawn in the spring or early summer.  Fish around all types of shallow water cover in May and early June and you should do well for bluegill.  The summer bite is tougher, but if you search for them on the drop-offs and around some of the spots that hold deeper water cover and structure, you can still catch plenty of bluegill.  The fall bite picks up again as many fish move back into the bays and creeks.


Learn More About Bluegill & Other Sunfish


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Our sunfish section is huge with information on the best live baits, lures, where to catch them and how to catch them.  Visit our sunfish page to learn more.