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If you've caught a redear sunfish, or if you want people to THINK you've caught a redear sunfish, this is the group for you.
Latest Activity: Mar 16
Not a lot of activity in this group. That is a whopper of a Redear, or at least it would be to me. I have them in my pond but the largest I have caught has been a little over 10". Would like to catch one out of my ponds that size some day.
Here is a good discussion on catching redear on another site.
ANYONE PREFER YELLOW AS A COLOR FOR FLYS OR BUGS ? I'VE HAD GOOD LUCK ON THIS COLOR ESPECIALLY WITH A SPLASH OF RED ADDED TO THE YELLOW BASE.......
Crickets are reportedly good for catching redear. Gulp Alive makes fake crickets. When I need to catch some out of my forage pond I use Gulp chartruse waxies or a tiny pinch off a Gulp worm. 1/64 oz jig. Small bait and small hook does it for me.
But I know of no specific snail bait.
If you watch redear feed in an aquarium, they do not like to eat something that is not moving. I had 3" ones I was trying to feed train to eat commercial fish food. As the food dropped to the bottom they were very interested in it and sometimes would bite. But as soon as it hit the bottom they lost interest. I put some very small snails in and the redear would see movement andmgo right to the smail. They would stare at while remaining motionless above it and strike only if the snail was moving. Some fish finally took to feed, some didn't.
slooooooow and on the bottom is how I fish for them. Often times only a foot or two from the bank if it is close to sunset. I think they come in shallow to feed where the snails are.
Don't know of any but if you want for bait they love insects and dragonfly nymphs small crayfish.
Anyone got recommendations on a good freshwater snail/clam imitation? Suggestions appreciated.
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