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Stunning Colors on This Redbreast Sunfish…….5/16/2024

With so many Coppernose on the Albemarle…..it’s a pleasant sight to catch the growing RBS ……love seeing these fish….

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Comment by John Sheehan on May 17, 2024 at 12:22pm

The Shenendoah River has some beautiful turquoise finned RBS!

Comment by John Sheehan on May 17, 2024 at 12:20pm

Excellent Jeff. I usually catch them in the Wanaque River Headwaters from the Greenwood Lake Dam. I'm sure having fun through the Years with the flyrod and either Burke Plastics or Dick Tabbert's great Ants and Crickets he kindly sent me. My biggest RBS though came from Greenwood Lake and the Monksville Reservoir where the Wanaque River passes through again.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on May 17, 2024 at 10:46am

Thanks John….I appreciate every RBS I catch…….Growing up in Louisiana I only caught them in one river ……but once I joined the Navy and got stationed in South Carolina……I discovered the Edisto River and the rest is history……fast forward to now and North Carolina Wildlife has been stocking them into many rivers and we’re excited that they are doing well…..this fish is a result of stocking/protection…..

Comment by John Sheehan on May 16, 2024 at 4:12pm

RBS are special in my eyes!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on May 16, 2024 at 2:50pm

View full size to appreciate this fish…..

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