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Showing Off Their Colors! #12716645
04/14/18 06:24 PM
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Sunfish are really starting to show their pre spawn colors. Here a few creek fish that I caught this past week. Fish caught on ultralight tackle using worms with a bottom technique.(Slow/Medium Retrieve,bouncing bait off bottom). Fish are in shallow water holding close to brush piles! All were released to fight again! Catching some nice pre spawning creek sunnies. It just don't get any better! fish







IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12716704
04/14/18 07:34 PM
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Beauties all ! Great catch Chuck.

It's a special time of year for Perch Men !

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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12716741
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Thanks Doc for the reply. Yes Sir it's a good time of the year to be a perch jerker. thumb




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12716912
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Cool cool

Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12717010
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Spring colors are beautiful Great post.

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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12717049
04/15/18 01:39 AM
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This is why I target Sunfish. Chasing fish with colors that I have never seen before. Each drainage has their own unique features. Winter in my rearview mirror and Sunnies holding shallow, good times are back!


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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12717134
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Yes sir...great coloration & a good variety as well...

Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12717196
04/15/18 04:00 AM
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Nice slabs like the color on the second to last fish ?hybrid?


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Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"
Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12717265
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Thanks Jamie,Kelly,Andrew,Vogey,and Clayton for the replies! cheers Clayton: That fish's BIG sister is the one that is going to beat your STATE record! whip hung whip Andrew: Yes Sir sunfish are truly some very neat fish to catch! coolio It seems that they have a different look in each part of the state! thumb Love fishing this time of year! hooked




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12717274
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Nice fish!!!

Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12718210
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southwest more west than south...
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Love the blue spots on that rio thumb


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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12718654
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Pretty! Wtg Banker

Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12719180
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you leave those hybrids alone Banker slinger


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Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"
Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12735128
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Thanks Alan,Leo,and Yesenia for the replies. cheers Clayton: It's Hybrid Season! whip




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12735144
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thumb Nice colors. Thanks for sharing Chuck.

Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12735951
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They are mating colors!

Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12742884
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Thanks pop r and drrouter for the replies. cheers The spawn is on! thumb




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Sunfish are really starting to show their pre spawn colors. Here a few creek fish that I caught this past week. Fish caught on ultralight tackle using worms with a bottom technique.(Slow/Medium Retrieve,bouncing bait off bottom). Fish are in shallow water holding close to brush piles! All were released to fight again! Catching some nice pre spawning creek sunnies. It just don't get any better! fish





What are the top 2 and the 5th with the red verticle bars, please?


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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12744883
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Longear,Hybrid Sunfish,and Bluegill!




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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12748736
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Nice fish Chuck. Spawn is on. Fish are very colorful. Are you seeing any Rios on nest?

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Thanks banker.


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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12758581
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Thanks Curtis and eyeball for the replies. cheers Curtis: I have only seen a few Rios on nest. Their spawn should be in full swing in another week or so. Sunfish spawn is in full spawn mode. Been seeing a lot of sunfish on nest. breakdance




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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12762447
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Thanks Chuck. I think the Rio Spawn is on! Seen a lot on nest this week!

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Originally Posted By: Laker One
Thanks Chuck. I think the Rio Spawn is on! Seen a lot on nest this week!





Yes Sir Curtis. It's in full swing! thumb




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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12770298
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Nice fish. Love those spawning colors! What is the most colorful sunfish you catch? Also are there summer,fall,and winter colors on the sunfish?

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Thanks Gitter for the reply. cheers The Longear by far has the best colors. Spring spawn is usually the most colorful time for the sunfish. They also show some nice colors during the summer and summer spawn. Winter time the colors seem to fade especially if the fish have been in deeper water! thumb




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Re: Showing Off Their Colors! [Re: banker-always fishing] #12775685
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Thanks for the information Chuck. It seems to me that late March through April along with the month of October are the most colorful months for the sunfish.

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Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Thanks for the information Chuck. It seems to me that late March through April along with the month of October are the most colorful months for the sunfish.




Yes Sir! Usually the spawning months are the most colorful! thumb




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