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Redbreast sunfish are one of the most beautiful fish out there. They're found in still and moving water. Join up here to discuss redbreast fishing in rivers, streams, lakes and ponds.

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Comment by John Sheehan on October 29, 2017 at 9:30am

Tried out this years favorite Jig on the small creek Red Breasted Sunfish. I plan on going back and seeing how they will respond to a plain  Squirrel Tail Jig .Got a few fish ( tiny Bass and Red Breasted Sunfish ) a few weeks back tipping with a crawler piece . I do believe they are aggressive enough to go for an un tipped ST jig however.

Comment by John Sheehan on July 19, 2016 at 8:04am

Targeting RBS

Comment by John Sheehan on July 19, 2016 at 8:02am

Love fishing for RBS and using those hard Rubber Creme /Burke Terrestrials in the summer  on a flyrod .Feisty little guys were taking the Red legged Yellow Brown Grasshopper  and the Black Ant on this venture .

Comment by John Sheehan on June 8, 2016 at 2:21pm

Comment by John Sheehan on June 8, 2016 at 2:20pm

Visited the river yesterday . A few RBS on a Tabbert ant/Flyrod and a RBS on a Teeny Wee R crank. The RBS were hitting but not eating .I suppose they are protecting nests.

Comment by John Sheehan on October 16, 2015 at 7:47am

Two approaches that took better RBS from a small New Jersey river . Some fish were around 7 inches which is about as big as I've seen in the Wanaque River .

Comment by John Sheehan on August 19, 2015 at 9:38am

Comment by John Sheehan on July 28, 2015 at 6:26am
Comment by John Sheehan on July 26, 2015 at 10:37am

Tried the Keitech 'Easy Shiner' ,electric shad  color . Put it on a #6 Aberdeen hook . Used up three of the 12 pack. Caught 5 species in the stream ; RBS, SM, LM, PS, AND BG. Good bait with strong shrimp scent ,about 40 cents a bait .I caught 6 fish or so before having to replace but maybe if I glue the baits to the hook shank I can up that number .

Comment by Mark Sleeper on July 17, 2015 at 11:22am

Thanks for the add Mark

 

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