Latest Centrarchidae Stories
By The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 4--PARK FALLS -- It's the mosquitoes you notice right away if you step outside now in northern Wisconsin. Our wet spring has resulted in a heavy hatch.
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.
By Bob Frye Bigger is better. Size does matter. It's great to live large. We've been hearing those sayings for years. But do anglers think that way when it comes to their panfish? The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is trying to figure that out.
By O U T D O O R S J I M R O B EY RUSSELL'S POINT -- Never in their wildest dreams could early Ohioans have figured an old wetland could become one of the state's greatest areas for outdoor recreation. But it happened at Indian Lake, a 5,800-acre body of water 12 miles northwest of Bellefontaine.
By Bob Frye Rob Walters is not a native Pittsburgher, nor is he old enough to have known Pittsburgh during its industrial heyday, when the mills blackened the skies and turned the rivers orange. But, he's heard the stories.
It's sunfish time. In many parts of the United States, including Texas, May and June are prime months for catching the most common of freshwater game fish and arguably the fish that's the most fun to catch, at least from a nostalgia viewpoint. Bob Lusk understands the excitement.
By Bob Hood, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Sep. 16--Robert Sirkis and his 6-year-old son, Jake, discovered some great fishing almost at their back door recently when Jake caught several catfish at the Chisholm Park pond in Hurst.
DALLAS _ Smallmouth bass have taken a hit from golden alga, the insidious blooming plant that's caused problems in West Texas fish hatcheries and at Lake Whitney, the heavyweight champ of the state's smallmouth lakes. Smallmouth bass are not native to Texas.
By Gary Dotson, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. May 17--The brown plastic lizard had barely disappeared beneath the water when a 3-pound largemouth bass sucked it in, then leaped high into the air with violent head shakes, trying to spit out the hook.
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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...
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 QuÃ©bec 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...
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...
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 gulÅsus (gluttonous)....
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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