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The Bluegill was completed on 6.17.2012. Only about a year or so, I realize I had no freshwater sports fish in the image gallery. I decided to start to create drawings of some of the more common North American fish. I had made about 5 images and considered moving on. But as I took on the 50 State Project (to create drawing of all official state animals) I realized there was going to be a lot more fish to draw, as many states have selected a state fish.
The Bluegill fish - sometimes called bream, brim, or copper nose - is a species of freshwater fish native to lakes, ponds, streams and marshes of North America, generally found east of the Rocky Mountains (although it has been deliberately introduced into many areas it is not native to, including Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceana. It has even been found in some brackish water such as Chesapeake Bay as the fish can tolerate a low level of saltwater. These fish are very popular with sportsmen and women, and millions are caught every year. In turn, sometimes the Bluegill itself is used for bait when fishing for larger fish such as catfish and Largemouth Bass. It is the official state fish of Illinois.