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Re: NFC: Redbreast Sunfish ?
I have found a No. 16 Dry Fly Hook (the one I use is made by Mustad) to be
killer on young sunfish. Also on minnows, shiners and chubs too. Use a
young earthworm or "Red Wiggler" fits just right. give it a try.
On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, Wally Billingham wrote:
> If they are big ones that you want hook and line is very effective. Use a
> catch and release hook like they sell for trout. Very thin wire and
> barbless. A few worms under a bobber should work great for you. Try and set
> the hook as soon as they hit. You will miss a bunch but should have no
> problems getting some for your tank and the ones you get will be lip hooked.
> The small wound will heal up very fast.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: david sanchez <apistogrammasetc at yahoo_com>
> To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 1:29 PM
> Subject: Re: NFC: Redbreast Sunfish ?
> > Thanks for the advice Bill. They are rather big
> > though. I just hate to hook them any traps for big
> > fish perhaps I can rig something.
> > Dave
> > --- BILL HOPPE <zzzzzzbill at yahoo_com> wrote:
> > > If you are refering to the redbreast sunfish i
> > > have no experience with it but i have yet to see a
> > > young sunfish that could resist a minnow trap . Put
> > > 2
> > > or 3 traps in where they are and you should get some
> > > .
> > > Sunfish like to hang out in traps . Dont even need
> > > bait. Some people like to collect free minnow traps
> > > so
> > > hide them if you can .
> > >
> > > =====
> > > Bill Hoppe
> > > Yellville Arkansas
> > >
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