Bluegills: Pound-for-pound, the best fighters?


With bass season due to open later this month, legions of bass fans are anxiously awaiting the June 21 opener (although catch-and-release bass fishing has been legal since last year). If the fishing themes and targeted fish species that proliferate on ESPN and the Outdoor Channel weren't enough of a clue, surveys have proven that bass are the nation's most popular gamefish. Certainly they make a good account of themselves when hooked, but are they truly the "fightingest fish that swims in fresh waters?"

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