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2007-02-13 12:00:41

By Bryan Brasher brasher@commercialappealcom POCAHONTAS, Tenn. - As Bill Dance pulled his aluminum boat along Tennessee Highway 57 earlier this month, he found his progress impeded by a small city truck pouring liquid de-icer onto the asphalt in front of him. The thermometer inside Dance's vehicle read 19 degrees, and much of the Mid-South was bracing for a winter storm. But Dance was still eager to get out on the water. Before he reached the 75-acre private lake in rural west...

2006-11-26 00:00:20

The weekly state fishing report, as produced by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: LAKES * BEECH FORK - Lake is below summer pool due to the continuing annual drawdown and murky to muddy. For more information call the Corps of Engineers recorded message at 304-525-5092. Fishing is slow overall with a few reports of walleye, sauger and saugeye from anglers willing to brave the elements. During warmer days/periods the bite has been better for all other species as expected....

2006-09-18 18:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO - A type of fish so common that practically every American kid who ever dropped a fishing line and a bobber into a pond has probably caught one is being enlisted in the fight against terrorism. San Francisco, New York, Washington and other big cities are using bluegills "” also known as sunfish or bream "” as a sort of canary in a coal mine to safeguard their drinking water. Small numbers of the fish are kept in tanks constantly replenished with water from the...

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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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