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#11568599 - 04/27/16 09:15 AM State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2613
Loc: Brenham, TX
Green sunfish are one of my favorite species to target. Pound for pound they fight as hard or harder than a hybrid bass. I actually had an 8" Green sunfish almost jerk the rod out of my hand before. I have also found that the smaller the pond (up to a certain point), the bigger the greenies will grow.

Over the last few weeks I have been hitting the ponds. The bluegill, red ear and long ear bite has been slow. The Greenies have been biting pretty well though so I decided to try some different flies to identify what works best. I finally narrowed it down to a black and chartreuse Briminator variant.

I tied up a couple new flies and went to the ponds right before dark. I started below the dam, as usual. I always try to approach with stealth and begin casting about 15 feet or more from the bank. The pond I was fishing is very small and shallow but holds some quality fish. I made a few casts in the shallows then worked my way up bank and made a couple casts into the middle of the pond. The second cast into the middle of the pond I hooked up with a fish. I have caught several bass over 3 lbs. in this pond and from the force it was pulling I thought that is what I had. As soon as I got the fish up where I could see it I knew it was special. It was the biggest green I had ever caught. I immediately took it to the Marina to get weighed.

I hold the current record of 0.8 lbs and 10.25 inches.

This fish was 1.0 lbs and 10.75 inches.



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#11568623 - 04/27/16 09:22 AM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 11/29/11
Posts: 584
Congrats!

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#11568648 - 04/27/16 09:29 AM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
bow_down That fish is a TANK! CONGRATULATIONS Jamie on yet another STATE RECORD! cheers





Side Note: Keep up the SUPER WORK! rockon
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#11568852 - 04/27/16 11:05 AM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2613
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks Rexmitchell

Thanks Chuck, I always appreciate your kind words and support that you provide me.

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#11568918 - 04/27/16 11:28 AM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1690
Loc: Austin
Fantastic catch!!! Great greenie and no better way to catch them...Congratz on a record and a trophy fish on the fly
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#11568937 - 04/27/16 11:40 AM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
Coolshot Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 235
Loc: Bryan, Texas
Nice job.......Again!!!! Lol

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#11569532 - 04/27/16 04:11 PM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8713
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
That fish is a HOG! Congratulations on your State Record!.

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#11569580 - 04/27/16 04:30 PM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
JigandJeep Offline
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 113
Trying to wrap my head around a 10.75" greenie. That's a pig!

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#11570465 - 04/28/16 05:21 AM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2613
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

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#11570701 - 04/28/16 08:21 AM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 309
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Just in case you may be thinking about a mount, I have BOTH sizes of yours.
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#11573468 - 04/29/16 12:58 PM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Very nice and great photo!
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#11573519 - 04/29/16 01:18 PM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
SK. Online   content
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 961
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
That be a BIG'UN fir sure......
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#11573811 - 04/29/16 03:28 PM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 6441
Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
Very nice.
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#11574209 - 04/29/16 07:10 PM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2613
Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks, I really appreciate it. I was really excited when I saw that scale read 1 lb. Catching a 1 lb. green sunfish was one of my goals this year.

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#11575952 - 04/30/16 10:19 PM Re: State Private Water Body Fly Record Green Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
WCGunns Offline
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Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 350
Loc: Northern DFW, Texas
WOW what a pretty greenie

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