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What kind of sunfish is this? #13618194 07/03/20 10:10 PM
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From the creek behind my daughters house in Grapevine.

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Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: fishrdude] #13618213 07/03/20 10:32 PM
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Longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis).

Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: Osbornfishing] #13618214 07/03/20 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis).





Also very aggressive for their size! thumb


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Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: banker-always fishing] #13618260 07/03/20 11:13 PM
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Longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis).





Also very aggressive for their size! thumb


I think the fish think that about you. roflmao

Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: fishrdude] #13618629 07/04/20 01:17 PM
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I have heard that some anglers call the Longear a "South Texas Treasure"! Great fighters on a fly rod. woot

Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: fishrdude] #13619288 07/05/20 12:37 AM
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The creek behind her house is full of them. Great fun wade fishing with the grandkids.

Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: fishrdude] #13619453 07/05/20 12:19 PM
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They are pretty and each drainage has their own strain of them.

Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: fishrdude] #13619584 07/05/20 03:06 PM
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Good fighters on ultra light and fly rods for what I have been reading on this forum over the years.

Re: What kind of sunfish is this? [Re: Bones72] #13620376 07/06/20 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Bones72
They are pretty and each drainage has their own strain of them.


Agreed, which is why they are one of my favorites. Last year I took a week off work and caught them in the Frio, Nueces, Sabinal, Medina, San Gabriel and Llano. In every river drainage they had a completely different look, almost to the point where someone would think they were a different species altogether.

Originally Posted by Gitter Done
Good fighters on ultra light and fly rods for what I have been reading on this forum over the years.

If you fly fish the Nueces at some locations you will think they are the only fish in the river. They are so aggressive they will hit your fly before anything else can get to it.

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