The grass carp (Ctenopharygodon idella), northern pike (Esox lucius), and redear
sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) have all been stocked in Mink Lake.
Throughout the rest of the bluegill's range--to say nothing of other sunfish species, such as redear
and pumpkinseed sunfish--anglers target and remove more big fish during the extended spring-summer spawning season than any other period.
Bluegills and redear
sunfish will be organizing themselves around patches of shallow, hard bottom.
Surveys asked anglers to identify their skill level (amateur, average, highly skilled), report the number of days fished each year, and rate their self-confidence in identifying bluegill, green sunfish, redear
sunfish, white bass, white perch, hybrid striped bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, and sauger.
Probably not by coincidence, the worms appeared the same time the redear
sunfish (shell-crackers) had begun marking off bedding zones around our lake.
Clair R, MI FLATHEAD CATFISH 1 Robby Robinson Senecaville, OH Seneca L, OH 2 Todd Walker Kingston, TN Watts Bar L, TN 3 Kirk McKay Winnetka, CA Colorado R, CA WHITE BASS 1 Matt Youngblut Waterloo, IA creek, IA STRIPED BASS 2 Jerry Moseley Macon, GA Cumberland R,TN 6 Chrisopher Pereira Hopatcong, NJ Atlantic HYBRID STRIPED BASS 1 Jimmy Fugitt Flatwoods, KY Ohio R, OH 2 Shane DuBois Ponca City, OK Arkansas R, OK BLUEGILL 3 Chris Salmon Mira Loma, CA L Skinner, CA REDEAR
SUNFISH 2 Gary Harmon Radford, VA res, VA SMALLMOUTH BASS 1 Ron Cartwright Mckeesport, PA Allegheny R, PA 1 Mary Jo Bell Onalaska, WI Franklin L, WI 1 Karl Jacobsen Chicago, IL Rainbow Flowage, WI 2 Mike Rini Knoxville, TN Ft.
I enjoy using freelined flukes and swimbaits as well; Arkansas shad/silver is one of my standby colors, or anything natural that resembles bluegill, redear
sunfish or other small panfish."
sunfish (Lepomis microlophus), slenderhead darter (Percina phox ocephala), dusky darter (P.
In the lab, the researchers also tested the tolerance of young bluegill, black crappie, largemouth bass, redear
sunfish, channel catfish, and walleye to reduced temperature and flow in test chambers.
We need to think of little reels to handle light lines, but these reels need to be solid and strong, with good drag systems for when that 2-pound redear
hits and starts pulling hard the other way--or, for when that 10-pound bass eats that 2-pound sunfish!
Ml pond, Ml 13" 2 Graeme Shaw Missoula, MT private pond, 14" AR 3 John Moore Mount Vernon, WA Hess L, WA 11 1/4" 5 Randall Webb Fife L, Ml Grand Traverse 11 1/4" Bay, fV REDEAR
SUNFISH 2 Gary Harmon Radford.
Good shell cracker (other names for this sunfish include redear
sun fish and stump knocker) fishermen will often find the schools by looking for muddy or stained areas of water.