Carp species only graze on the bottom 40-50 percent of the time. Carp feed in almost every part of the water column and have even been observed feeding straight on the surface.
Bluegills are a tasty fish to consume. This meat of freshwater fish is tougher and flakier than most other freshwater fish. Although bluegills consume insects and other small fish, they have a pleasant flavor.
Because bluegill is best served pan-fried, it is sometimes referred to as a panfish. They make a fantastic dinner when cooked over a campfire, though (much like bass).