In Alabama, the bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is ubiquitous in rivers, reservoirs, streams, and swamps. The world record bluegill (4 pounds and 12 ounces) was caught
in Ketona Lake in Jefferson County in 1950. Bluegills deposit hundreds of eggs in clean, round depressions that can be visible
along the shallow margins of lakes and rivers. Males guard the "beds" for several days after spawning.