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Fish Identification - Redbreast Sunfish

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Science Name: Lepomis auritus
Other Names: Lepomis auritus Yellowbelly Sunfish, Longear Bream, Redbreasted Bream
Ideal Temp: 78 to 84
World Record: 1 lb. 12 ounces, Fl.
Environment: stream, river, lake
Techniques: light tackle, fly fishing
Range: East of Mississippi

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Jedwards36 | Posted: June 14, 2012

These are the number 1 sunfish in the rivers and streams up in Maryland, I only use artificial lures and catch bigger ones on 2" powergrubs. While the rebel teeny wee craw catches size and numbers. Small topwaters and smaller roostertails work too

Pammiepi | Posted: June 14, 2012

Not as plentiful as the Bluegill in our fishing pond (off Black Creek, FL), but I do occasionally catch them while Bluegill fishing. I seem to have better luck with these guys while using worms, though they'll also go after my preferred Bluegill bait (chicken hotdogs). Like the Bluegill, easiest to catch with a smaller hook, funner on light tackle. I prefer bottom fishing to bobbers.

Alex | Posted: May 5, 2010

Dude! The record is only 1lb. 12oz.! I must of broke that record ten times! I thought the record would be like 4lbs. or somethin'.

npfisher | Posted: August 8, 2008

these sunfish are suckers for live or torn crayfish left at medium depth or at bottom but if left at the bottom becarful of eels that will steal the bai and swallow the hook and even sinker!!!!!!!

steven greiner | Posted: February 20, 2005

fishing for pike is easy if. you used plug's or fly fishing thing's.

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Mike D. | Posted: January 28, 2003

Redbreast sunfish love yellow elk-hair caddis dry flies.

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