The other day I got a phone call from a friend that took his children to a fishing seminar. One of the people that was providing instruction mentioned that the children should be very careful when attempting to remove hooks from bluegill because bluegill are hemophiliacs. He went on to say that the mortality rate for a bleeding fish is 100%. Is there any truth to this? It seems like these little guys have carved out their path alongside numerous predators and would most certainly be extinct if this were the case. The pond where the children were fishing was fairly small, so I was thinking he may have been overstating his theory to ensure that kids were careful when handling the fish.