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SUNFISH

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Sunfish

Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing


There is nothing like a productive day fishing for sunfish.

Sunfish are hungry little freshwater fish, piercing worms, small spinners, poppers and all sorts of delicious-looking bait caught in lakes, ponds and river systems across the United States and eastern Canada.

They stay in schools, often hugging the shoreline in search of small minnows and grub hidden between aqua vegetation and can be fished from the shore or pier if they show up there to feed.

Once you hit one, be fast to get your line back out in the water- don't forget the monster pike or muskie watching from nearby! They feed quickly and aggressively in their competitive and gregarious environment then move on down the shoreline with an attention span as big as well, a fish's.

Best techniques for sunfish is getting on a boat, canoe or kayak and slowly cruising over bodies of water in depths less than 20 meters deep. Despite their name, they need cool water and hide from the boiling summer sun deep in dark, vegetative water.

Fun for all different types of anglers, fishing for sunfish is a summer, or year long pastime perfect for everyone.

Basic Info


Varieties:Warmouth Sunfish, Bluegill Sunfish

Scientific name: Lepomis

Size: length 10 – 25 cm

Weight: up to 1 kg

Lifespan: 8 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing

Continent(s): North America, brought worldwide