When the conditions aren't so great and the options are limited it's nice to have a fish around that is willing no matter what. All the better if it is a pretty one, and the humble bluegill is a very well decorated fish. I often find myself holding a nice bluegill and thinking how it could be rejected by anglers who are so keen to fish for its big cousin, the black bass. Why must beautiful, easy to catch fish be for young children only? Well, they are not to me. Give me a bluegill pond and I will be happy, at least for a while.