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#12495456 - 11/07/17 12:31 PM Who Target's Sunfish during winter?
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Who target's sunfish during the winter time. Any suggestions on catching them on a flyrod.

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#12495510 - 11/07/17 01:21 PM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Laker One]
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Do they normally follow the crappie to the creeks or deeper water hmmm
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#12495532 - 11/07/17 01:45 PM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Laker One]
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I target sunfish year around with a fly rod, several times a week, mostly on Creeks. I've found most nymphs, midges, and wooly buggers I use during the summer also work in winter. Only I go much smaller, slower, and deeper. Size 14 weighted black tadpoles (wooly buggers without the hackle) are my go to fly. I have found that winter sunfish to be quite a bit larger. Best of luck.

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#12496241 - 11/08/17 04:56 AM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Laker One]
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During the winter I still go after the sunnies. I take advantage of the warm spells. I also fish water 16 to 25 feet deep where brush piles are located. Small pieces of worm and a very slow retrieve are the plan of action. You can catch some super nice Bluegill and Redear during the winter. thumb



Side Note: A nice deep brush pile will usually hold Crappie and Bluegill! hooked
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#12497695 - 11/09/17 07:46 AM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Catyakker]
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Originally Posted By: Catyakker
I target sunfish year around with a fly rod, several times a week, mostly on Creeks. I've found most nymphs, midges, and wooly buggers I use during the summer also work in winter. Only I go much smaller, slower, and deeper. Size 14 weighted black tadpoles (wooly buggers without the hackle) are my go to fly. I have found that winter sunfish to be quite a bit larger. Best of luck.




Thanks! I am going to target the sunfish this winter on my flyrod especially during the warm spells! woot

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#12499281 - 11/10/17 12:29 PM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
I also fish water 16 to 25 feet deep where brush piles are located. Small pieces of worm



Side Note: A nice deep brush pile will usually hold Crappie and Bluegill! hooked


Just out of curiousity, do you ever catch crappie on pieces of worm out of the deep brush piles?
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#12499427 - 11/10/17 03:08 PM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Capt. Mac]
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Originally Posted By: Capt. Mac
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
I also fish water 16 to 25 feet deep where brush piles are located. Small pieces of worm



Side Note: A nice deep brush pile will usually hold Crappie and Bluegill! hooked


Just out of curiousity, do you ever catch crappie on pieces of worm out of the deep brush piles?




I have caught Crappie with pieces of worms while fishing for Bluegill in the winter. I usually start fishing for crappie. I have two poles rigged up. One with a jig for Crappie and the other with a worm for Bluegill. The jig is the bait of choice for the Crappie while the worm is the bait of choice for the Bluegill. I also catch Bluegill on the jig. Great fish combination and some super good eating. thumb
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#12499523 - 11/10/17 05:08 PM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Laker One]
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Originally Posted By: Laker One
Who target's sunfish during the winter time. Any suggestions on catching them on a flyrod.


Guilty as charged.

On a flyrod? Yep, guilty again.

Slooow down the retrieve, painfully slow. Flies like the Bully Spider will catch them on the fall, but only if no striping.

Winter evenings after a sunny day has warmed the shallows offers some great 'gill fishing on the fly rod.

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#12499798 - 11/10/17 09:32 PM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Meadowlark]
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Originally Posted By: Meadowlark
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Who target's sunfish during the winter time. Any suggestions on catching them on a flyrod.


Guilty as charged.

On a flyrod? Yep, guilty again.

Slooow down the retrieve, painfully slow. Flies like the Bully Spider will catch them on the fall, but only if no striping.

Winter evenings after a sunny day has warmed the shallows offers some great 'gill fishing on the fly rod.


Meadowlark-I'm guilty of making excuses for not fishing winter sunfish. I have never tried hard to target them with my fly rod. Always just switch to other fish, but I have a pond that is loaded with big gills so at least I know where they are going to be. Will give it a couple of legitimate efforts this time around. I'm not going out to Fork in the winter targeting gills though, too many distracted. I'll try those tips and hopefully report back.
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#12504131 - 11/15/17 07:21 AM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Laker One]
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Crappie and Striped Bass!

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#12508944 - 11/19/17 03:55 AM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Originally Posted By: Capt. Mac
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
I also fish water 16 to 25 feet deep where brush piles are located. Small pieces of worm



Side Note: A nice deep brush pile will usually hold Crappie and Bluegill! hooked


Just out of curiousity, do you ever catch crappie on pieces of worm out of the deep brush piles?


Banker, what jig do you like for crappie in winter?



I have caught Crappie with pieces of worms while fishing for Bluegill in the winter. I usually start fishing for crappie. I have two poles rigged up. One with a jig for Crappie and the other with a worm for Bluegill. The jig is the bait of choice for the Crappie while the worm is the bait of choice for the Bluegill. I also catch Bluegill on the jig. Great fish combination and some super good eating. thumb
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#12511023 - 11/20/17 09:43 PM Re: Who Target's Sunfish during winter? [Re: Laker One]
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Eyeball: I use a lot of the Crappie Magnets,Chartreuse/Black or Chartreuse/Red. Great results! hooked I also use other types of jigs with the same color combination. thumb
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