Hunt for 'Gill Grounds
May is prime time for hubcap-size bluegills, Duckworth says. "They're often spawning now, so head for the back of a cove or tributary arm, and wearing polarized sunglasses, search for clusters of spawning beds near the shoreline. They look like little lunar craters on the bottom, and you should see bluegills darting all around them." If the fish aren't spawning, he says, they'll hold in the shade beneath overhanging trees and boat docks, and near submerged logs and weed patches in 2 to 8 feet of water.