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This group is for the anglers that don't want a seldom seen member of the sunfish family to be overlooked...They happen to be one of the prettiest members of the sunfish family....

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Flier Sunfish Spawning 2 Replies

I often find Fliers mixed in with other sunfish beds like Bluegill. Some of the biggest Fliers I have ever caught have come out of large Bluegill beds. Has anyone else had the same experience in…Continue

Started by Jeffrey D. Abney. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Dec 25, 2011.

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Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on March 3, 2014 at 2:12pm

It was exciting on yesterday's trip to see some nice Fliers waking up.....this is traditionally a good sign and much more reliable than the groundhog.....LOL

This one took a almost pink ball jig as some early morning Crappie best this one up...

This nice one took a 1/64th ounce pink powder jig fixed with a plastic teaser and tipped with a live cricket......this is trophy class for Fliers....just a little under 10"

Here's two nice ones before we released all of the fish from Sunday morning....

Another close up of the nice fliers.....2014 is another chance to chase a record!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on November 28, 2013 at 7:21am

A trophy Flier from the Albemarle region of coastal North Carolina.....Custom cast creation accomplished by featured member Tim Overbaugh..........

Comment by Jim Gronaw on November 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

I was absolutely delighted with my personal best flier last month while fishing with Jeff Abney in N Carolinas Little River. Fish was just shy of 10 inches and likely went 12-13 ozs. Got her on a 1/64th oz shad dart tipped with a cricket below a bobber on my 13 ft pole. Cool!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on November 11, 2013 at 2:47pm

Nice mess.....thanks for sharing.....I routinely have pretty good luck with fliers after the water temps have dropped off and other sunfish have begun to get lock jaw.....Do you see the same thing in your area Mark?......

Comment by christopher Mark Spivey on November 11, 2013 at 2:05pm

 25 Flier today, had some the other day 10 1/2 inches long. Loaded with eggs.

Comment by christopher Mark Spivey on November 11, 2013 at 2:05pm

Comment by Ben Seay on October 9, 2013 at 2:18pm

Flier - probably the most neglected of all Sunfish! Native range Southeastern Va, Eastern NC, Eastern SC, Southeast GA, Northern Florida, Southern Alabama, Mississippi (entire state), Northern Louisiana, Western Tennessee, and very small portions of the Midwest.

 

Dark turquoise/silver variation from the Suwannee River:

 

 

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on October 9, 2013 at 1:17pm

Welcome Robbie....I hope you can share some of the images of those Richmond Mill Giants......Big Fliers that is......I've seen some great pictures that indicate the Fliers are taking advantage of the healthy waters in Richmond Mill....look forward to your input.....

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on July 31, 2013 at 3:49pm

Welcome to the group James.....1 pound 5 ounces shared by an angler in Lowndes County Georgia and a pond angler in North Carolina.........cool species of sunfish...

Comment by James Micheal Landrum on July 30, 2013 at 9:35pm

There is only ONE place i've seen Fliers down in our river in south Georgia. They only bite the small red wigglers , think I'll start going after them. what's the record size???

 

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