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#11912893 - 11/02/16 07:50 AM Sunfish Anglers!
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11596
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
What has been the three hardest sunfish to catch this year? You can also include Rios.
Hardest Sunfish To Catch.
3 choices allowed

Votes accepted starting: 11/02/16 07:50 AM
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll.

#11912945 - 11/02/16 08:15 AM Re: Sunfish Anglers! [Re: Gitter Done]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 44127
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I submitted my vote! I voted twice for the Redear! hammer and the other for the Warmouth. The Warmouth has been the hardest for me to catch this year. hide2 As hard as I had fished the creeks this year I thought I would have caught more. I think I have caught about 10 this year. hmmm As for the Redear I have caught a lot in the 7 to 9 inch range but not as many in past years. As for the 10 inch plus. They have been very hard to find. peep I think I have only caught between 10 to 20 trophy Redear this year. Late fall and early winter are usually good times to catch trophy Redear! thumb

Side Note: You have Redear listed twice! nuts At least you have the six sunfish! clap clap

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#11914808 - 11/03/16 10:24 AM Re: Sunfish Anglers! [Re: Gitter Done]
KurtActual Offline

Registered: 07/25/16
Posts: 145
Loc: Cypress, TX
Same as banker lizard

Cant seem to find a red ear or warmouth anywhere

#11915015 - 11/03/16 11:46 AM Re: Sunfish Anglers! [Re: Gitter Done]
Smithaven Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1883
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Redear are disappearing from Texas waters. No one seems to know why.
Seventy years of chasing the elusive sunfish.

#11928568 - 11/11/16 07:43 AM Re: Sunfish Anglers! [Re: Gitter Done]
Laker One Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12086
Loc: San Antonio TX
I picked the Warmouth as the hardest fish for me to catch. Followed by the Green and Longear. I did not hit the creeks that hard this year but concentrated on the rivers and lakes a lot. I did hit some ponds this year also. If I fish the creeks more I would have caught more Greens and Longear!

#11928570 - 11/11/16 07:46 AM Re: Sunfish Anglers! [Re: Gitter Done]
fiSherwood Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 5066
Loc: Dallas
I've caught all of the others but never a redear or warmouth... so they got my vote!
Brian Sherwood

Carp Anglers Group

#11928718 - 11/11/16 09:39 AM Re: Sunfish Anglers! [Re: Gitter Done]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3320
Loc: Brenham, TX
I voted for red ear and redbreast. We don't have many of either of these in the Lake Somerville watershed. Surprisingly, I have caught a lot more Warmouth this year. Since the floods there are a lot more Warmouth in the Lake Somerville watershed. I also found that I have been able to catch more of them by using a vertical presentation in the brush or rocks. A popper dropper rig on my fly rod has been far more productive than stripping a fly through the water column.

#11933488 - 11/14/16 11:17 AM Re: Sunfish Anglers! [Re: Gitter Done]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1693
Loc: Austin
Redear....but fellows yall know Ive been putting a lot of thought on this topic... I think I may be on to something here. In those couple of years that we had the 12" Monsters and such I remember the Mayfly hatches so thick that limbs of willows were hanging down. My theory is what if its a cycle. Every X many of years we have a large bug crop that just so co-exist with our Sunfish getting to the end of their growth/life cycle ? Perhaps in another year we will see an increase in numbers of big Redear/ Redbreast again. I have not looked into the cycles of mayflies but I do know we have not had any hatches of the magnitude like we did in 2012/13...Reading back in old posts I even saw that Lake Dunlap was having some big hatches as well at the same I was here in Austin....However this does not really account for the NON existent Redear anywhere in the State... its been over a year since I caught 1
" Used to Chase giant's on Lake Austin & Town Lake "


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