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Not exactly easy to catch. Apparently, they are more interested in making babies, than eating, and the tough thing is, that its mostly the agressive males that will bite, instead o the big fat females. Oh well.

 

None the less, I worked pretty hard for about 7 hours, to catch 25 or so, Sunnies. Mostly RE's, but a few nice BG's too. Brought home 9 sunfish, for about 13 lbs.

Just had one awesome dinner, and a couple more to go ;)

 

Anyway, caught 4 or 5 in the 2 lb range.

 

These two went 2.2 and 2.0 lbs > and fought tremendously ! :)

 This was the big one of the trip, she was a real fatty, and went 2.80 lbs. Released her after photos. {selective harvest is where its at :)}

 

Going again tommorow ;) Whoo Hooo !

 

Peace,

Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks like you worked for them in that hot sun, Chris.  I would say it was worth it, nice catching.

I'm not that familiar with Redears and their habits, we don't have them up here in MN, but I do know gravity tells me the bite maybe on the later part of next week > early morning. 

BTW the 4 1/2 pounder I mentioned I was getting to mold is a male.         !PSYCHED!

A 4 1/2 lb male RE is just crazy ! All of the 3+ lb'ers, and even that 2.80 were females. Biggest male I think I have caught, was that 2.2 I posted.

 

Can't wait to see shots of that 4 1/2 lb replica....

 

Peace,

Fish

I always wondered which got bigger, the male or female? In my area, it seems like the female generally get bigger than the male does but I think that's because people around here hunt redear like they do deer.

Those 2-plus males are still sensational fish!

If I had those two big males swimming around in my livewell I'd check on them every five minutes.lol. Those are trophy fish anywhere in America in my book...there's simply not that many shellcracker that ever reach the two pound mark or for that matter the one pound mark.

HEY CHRIS,

  HAVEN'T SEEN THAT MANY BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG RED EARS IN A LONG TIME ON HERE!!!!!!! GREAT JOB AND WOULD wish you continued luck , but doesn't look like you need it! Outstanding pics and fish and your smile says it all! Thanks for posting the pics and can't wait to see more !

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