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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.

Dave Hall  

> 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.
> -Roy