Rapala Shadow Rap Review

shadow rap review

If you’re searching for a new jerkbait to add to your lure collection you may have come across the Rapala Shadow Rap. Here we will cover everything you need to know about this lure and give you our review on it. Riversearch.com is Reader-supported. When you purchase gear through links on our site, we may … Read more

Best Halibut Rods

halibut rod

The best gear to catch halibut with will depend on the size of the halibut and where you are fishing them. If you’re fishing California halibut, you can get away with lighter gear than if you’re fishing heavier Alaska halibut. Here we will review some of the best halibut rods on the market today. Riversearch.com … Read more

World Record Snook

Record Snook

Snook are one of the most popular saltwater species to catch for inshore anglers. They are commonly fished from Texas to Florida and down into parts of South and Central America. If you’re fishing for snook you may be wondering what the largest ever caught was. Here we will take a look at the world … Read more

World Record Bluegill

Largest Bluegill Caught

Bluegills are one of the most popular freshwater fish in North America. These sunfish reside in lakes, rivers, ponds, and creeks around the country. If you’re going fishing for these panfish you may be wondering what the record is for the largest bluegill ever caught. Here we will take a look at a few state … Read more

Fly Fishing for Bluegill

fly fishing panfish

Bluegills aren’t the most popular fish to catch with a fly rod, but they still make for some great fishing for those who love spending time outside. If you want to learn how to fly fish for bluegill, here we will cover everything you need to know to catch these panfish on fly fishing gear. … Read more

Best Bluegill Bait

Panfish bait

If you’re going after bluegill you need to make sure they will actually bite whatever you put in the water for them. They aren’t those pickiest fish, so they will actually bite a lot of things. In this guide, we will cover some of the best natural baits and artificial baits for catching bluegill and … Read more

Best Flies for Bluegill

Panfish flies

Bluegill are one of the most commonly targeted freshwater fish. They are enjoyable to catch for anglers of all ages. But many fly fishers don’t know the proper fly patterns to use to catch them. Whether you’re fishing for bream, sunfish, or other panfish, you need to make sure your fly is small enough for … Read more

Best Fly Rod for Bluegill


Lightweight fly gear is the name of the game when it comes to fly fishing bluegill and other panfish. You will have to put down your trout rod and pick up a 3wt to 4wt fly rod if you’re serious about fly fishing bluegill. Here we will take a look at some of the best … Read more

Homemade Bluegill Bait Recipe

Bluegill bait recipe

Bluegill and other panfish can be caught on just about anything from crickets, worms, and corn to artificials. But for many anglers, the best bluegill bait is homemade dough balls. There is something deeply satisfying about creating a special fish-catching formula in your own kitchen, especially when it proves to be very effective at catching … Read more

Bluegill Rig Setup

Bluegill Rigs

There are many different techniques that can be used to successfully catch bluegill and other panfish. Often a simple rig setup works best. Here we will show you 3 of the best rigs for catching bluegill. Drop Shot Rig Drop shot rigs are extremely versatile, which is one of the reasons they work so well … Read more