Still, on their first run around the perimeter of the lake, the crew caught about 75 fish, snaring "quite a few" largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish
and yellow and black bullhead, Grigas said.
Officially the centrarchid family of fishes, sunfish are relatively small carnivorous freshwater fishes such as bluegill, shell-cracker, warmouth, both black and white crappie, green sunfish, redear sunfish
, and black bass.
Lake Havasu on the Colorado River grows the largest redear sunfish
on the planet.
We also encountered normative Redear Sunfish
Lepomis microlophus at this site.
The reported host fishes for V lienosa are centrarchids and include Lepomis cyanellus (Green Sunfish), Lepomis humilis (Orangespotted Sunfish), Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill), Lepomis megalotis (Longear Sunfish), Lepomis microlophus (Redear Sunfish
), and Micropterus salmoides (Largemouth Bass) (Keller and Ruessler, 1997; Daniel and Brown, 2012), which are common in Illinois.
The smallest depth ratio of all fish collected came from flathead catfish (0.10), while the largest depth ratio came from redear sunfish
When stocking ponds, it's generally recommended, from Florida to Iowa to New Mexico, to stock largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill (bream, either bluegill alone or bluegill and redear sunfish
As water quality in Beasley Lake began to improve, so did fishing for blue sunfish, redear sunfish
, and largemouth bass--much to the delight of local residents.
Sunfishes (Centrarchidae) are an excellent system for such an analysis, and the pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) and its sister species the redear sunfish
If fishing's your game (ages 16 and older must have a license), try for the abundant channel catfish, largemouth black bass, bluegill, redear sunfish
, and black crappie.