Wintertime sunfish action has been GREAT this winter especially during the warm spells. Pre Front fishing has also been good! A lot of BIG FISH have been active. Myself and Richard-Cat Yakker have caught a lot of nice Carp,Bluegill,Redear,and Redbreast this month including two pending Record Sunfish.
Richard-Cat Yakker: HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on his pending record Bluegill that he caught at Blanco State Park! Richard caught the fish yesterday (Saturday). The Bluegill was 9" in length with a fat 9" girth. The official weight of the fish was .87 Lbs. This beat the past Bluegill Record of .52 pounds set back in 2010. Richard was using ultralight tackle with corn as his bait. Richard was trying to catch a few Rainbow Trout but instead caught a bunch of sunnies.
I caught a nice Hybrid Sunfish that barely made the minimal weight requirement. This was also on Saturday. The fish was 8.25" in length and a girth of 6.99". The official weight of the fish was .50 lbs. The fish is the first pending Hybrid Sunfish record for Blanco State Park! Caught a few more nice ones that morning also.
Added this one! This third fish was a nice Large Mouth Bass that I caught at a local creek. I was fishing the day before a front arrived. The fish was 18"in length and the official weight of the fish was 3.35 Lbs. The current record on that creek was 2.02 Lbs. The fish was released.
Paper work on all three fish was sent to the Texas Parks and Wildlife for their review! Catching some nice record fish during the wintertime with some good friends. It just don't get any better!