Latest Centrarchidae Stories

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Ad Crable As trucks thundered across the Route 30 bridge above them, three men in chest waders quietly slipped into the Susquehanna and began jabbing the shoreline water with stunning bolts of electric current.

2008-07-28 00:00:25

By mike cyze Recently while giving a seminar on summertime bass fishing techniques to a group of anglers, I was asked about using spinnerbaits during the summer months.

2008-07-24 09:00:00

By Delthia Ricks, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 24--Mercury levels in several varieties of Hudson River fish have declined significantly over the past three decades, Stony Brook researchers have found in an analysis that points to dramatically decreasing concentrations of industrial pollution.

2008-07-23 06:00:00

By Dennis Anderson, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 23--Lake fishing across much of Minnesota can become more challenging in midsummer. Walleyes sulk, frequently suspending themselves out of easy reach of many anglers. Bass fishing remains a good option on many lakes.

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By Mark Taylor, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 13--LOW MOOR -- Just moments after it began a wriggling return to the fishing rod that flung it, the tiny crankbait came to an abrupt stop -- in the mouth of a smallmouth bass.

2008-07-13 06:00:15

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 13--Ranging from desolate stock ponds to sculpted sand pits winding between seven-figure homes, Kansas' 100,000-plus private waters offer some good fishing. But they could be giving us much more.

2008-07-12 21:00:12

By John Nolan, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 12--Justin Zurbuchen has a pretty good feel for finding fish on nearby Lake Mendota. The 17-year-old from Waunakee recently pulled in an 18-inch largemouth bass and routinely hauls in crappies and bluegills.

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 11--The mission: Find, and, if possible, catch some of the smallmouth bass that have appeared in Summit Lake during the past few years. A lot of anglers good anglers keep telling me that smallmouth bass populations are booming at Summit Lake.

2008-07-05 18:00:11

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 5--It already was 65 degrees when I rolled out of bed just after dawn. The sun was barely peeking over the Columbia River rimrock, but most of the river in the John Day Pool still was in shadow.

2008-07-04 18:00:00

By Scott Richardson, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 4--Fishing guide Paul Center of Angling Adventures had some special clients recently, his wife and daughter, when the family from Normal headed north to Snowbank Lake at the entrance to Boundary Waters, Minn.

Latest Centrarchidae Reference Libraries

2007-03-16 19:13:45

The Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus), also known as the Shellcracker, Georgia bream, Cherry gill, Chinquapin, Improved bream, and Sun perch, is native to the southeastern United States, but since it is a popular sport fish it has been introduced to bodies of water all over North America. It generally resembles the bluegill except for coloration. It is dark-colored dorsally and yellow-green ventrally. The male has a cherry-red edge on its operculum; females have orange coloration in this...

2007-03-16 19:11:23

The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America, from Québec to northern Mexico, and has been widely transplanted to stock game fish for anglers. It is commonly fished in Minnesota, but it is the state fish of the U.S. state of Illinois. Of typical sunfish body shape, the Bluegill's most notable feature is the blue or black "ear", actually an...

2007-03-16 19:08:15

The Orangespotted sunfish (Lepomis humilis) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The Orangespotted sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 5.91 in (15 cm). The species prefers vegetated areas in sluggish backwaters, lakes, and ponds, and can also be found in turbid rivers. Its diet can include insects, zooplankton, and other small invertebrates. These fish have an overall brown color, with orange spots on the...

2007-03-16 18:59:10

The Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of the United States, from Minnesota to western Pennsylvania in the north and from the Rio Grande in New Mexico east to the Atlantic in the south, inhabiting the heavily vegetated, muddy-bottomed habitats typical of the sunfishes. The warmouth's specific epithet, gulosus, derives from the Latin gulōsus (gluttonous)....

2007-03-16 18:58:08

The Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to northeastern North America, from New Brunswick to South Carolina, but has been introduced elsewhere in North America as well as throughout much of Europe. These fish reach a maximum overall length of about 16 in (40 cm), although sizes of 6"“8 in (15"“20 cm) are more typical. They normally weigh less than 1 lb (450 g),...

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