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#11583178 - 05/04/16 03:22 PM Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner!
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 212
I spotted a few sunfish in the small feeder creek to pond where I fish for carp. I went back with my crappie pole and tossed in a yellow roadrunner. The biggest one of the group (all very small) hit it on first cast but did not hook up. Second cast he nailed it with even more authority. I just love the colors on these! I used to catch much larger ones near my old house and they always fought great for a sunfish! I love the orange tips they get to there fins and the larger mouth. Feel free to post some pics of some bigger green sunfish on here. I would love to see them. Im not sure how big the get.


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#11583191 - 05/04/16 03:27 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
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Nice Greens. cheers




Side Note: A big Green is usually 8 to 10 inches in length. They can get a little over a pound in weight. State Record is 11" 1.30 Lbs. Good fighters and can hit bait hard. boxing
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#11583356 - 05/04/16 04:54 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
erittmueller Offline
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Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 322
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
That's a little above average. Banker's right they are my favorite small fish to catch. Have caught a few that would be close to if not over the state record if I'd known what it was..... This year I know and it's gonna be game on! I basically classify greens as compacted bass.

Eric

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#11583395 - 05/04/16 05:12 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
SK. Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Definitely good fighters for their size....
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#11583427 - 05/04/16 05:33 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2890
Loc: Brenham, TX
Here you go Mike. I posted this one on another thread recently. It weighed 1 lb. and was 10.75 inches long. I catch quite a few over 10 inches in the ponds around my area. You are right, they are great fighters. I've seen a picture of one that was 12 inches and 1.25 lb. Excellent post!!!


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#11583437 - 05/04/16 05:37 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: erittmueller]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: erittmueller
That's a little above average. Banker's right they are my favorite small fish to catch. Have caught a few that would be close to if not over the state record if I'd known what it was..... This year I know and it's gonna be game on! I basically classify greens as compacted bass.

Eric


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I agree Eric. They are very similar in behavior and fishing techniques to a bass. They also seem to spawn earlier than any of the other sunfish and bluegill I catch. It's tougher to find them, and especially bigger ones on a lake. They find there niche in the ponds too. You have solved the biggest part of the puzzle if you know where to locate the big ones.

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#11584474 - 05/05/16 07:59 AM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish.

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#11589720 - 05/08/16 10:27 AM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
Great photog and very nice greenies!
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#11590053 - 05/08/16 02:57 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1693
Loc: Austin
may be one of the best fish species ever. great job and post all the greenies pics you can get.
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#11590293 - 05/08/16 06:05 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 212
I went back out yesterday after a great session of carp fishing to go after some more greenies! I fished 2 very small creeks in town. I used my trusty roadrunner and had a blast with a tiny pole catching 6 green sunfish. Many of them I saw sitting on round gravel beds. Those were always fun to catch when you get to see all the action in nice clear water. Very aggressive little fish. I also caught a very unexpeted white bass that was just over 10 inches. I was really hoping it was gonna be a great big greenie! I amazed how well my new phone take picutes! I also caught a 35.5 inch carp and a nice channel cat on the same day from pond nearby.






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#11606358 - 05/16/16 03:58 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
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Nice Fish. Love catching them on my flyrod. Green are some aggressive fish and hit hard. woot

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#11606975 - 05/16/16 08:27 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Laker One]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Loc: Feeding Time
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Nice Fish. Love catching them on my flyrod. Green are some aggressive fish and hit hard. woot

Yup Laker, and with their bigger mouths they get hooked easy. Pretty colors on those fish.
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#11607124 - 05/16/16 09:31 PM Re: Beautiful green Sunfish liked my roadrunner! [Re: Mike Doran]
charlief1 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/15
Posts: 298
Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
Got a bunch of them in my pond and they are fun to catch. Nice haul. clap
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