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Re: Catching Sunnies
When I lived in MO I used to catch them with a small seine (4x4 or 4x6). A
cheese cracker or cat food in a minnow trap worked sometimes, even a
dipnet under plants or other overhangs along the shore of a stream worked.
Sunnies are very curious and can be attracted, with patience, to your
dipnet (out in the open). I never was one for using a hook.
> From: Roy Fisher <rfisher at magnet_com>
> To: nanf at actwin_com
> Subject: Catching Sunnies
> Date: Friday, May 01, 1998 7:21 AM
> Hi, all!
> Just joined this list & I'm diving headlong into this world of native
> fishkeeping after 20+ years of the tropicals. I'm keeping the warm water
> guys, but I've just bought a 75 gal & I'd like to try Sunfish. I live in
> MD. & as a kid, remember loads of Sunnies in the lakes & reservoirs. Can
> anyone shoot some tips my way about catching the juveniles? Nets, minnow
> traps/bait, transportation? Thanks a ton! As soon as I get this 75
> cycled, I plan to hit the reservoir.