Henry V

0.5 lb. Redbreast Sunfish caught by Henry Veggian fishing in North Carolina on 07/30/08

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 12 years ago

0.5 lb. Redbreast Sunfish caught by Henry Veggian fishing in North Carolina on 07/30/08
0.5 lb. Redbreast Sunfish caught by Henry Veggian fishing on Wednesday July 30, 2008 at 20:15 near Durham in Spokane County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a Small Rainbow Trout color w/rooster tail a Crankbait by Rapala International

Fished about 1 hour at dusk after work. I caught several of these beautiful sunfish on ultra-lite tackle, but am posting the biggest of the lot. I copied this excellent description of the species from from the NC Wildlife resources Commission site:

"One of the brightest-colored sunfish, the redbreast has green-to yellow-brown sides with reddish spots and a reddish-orange belly. It has bluish streaks on its cheeks and around the eyes. The most distinguishing characteristic of this species is a long, narrow (no wider than the eye) extension of the gill cover. These flaps may exceed a length of 1 inch and are entirely black." (You can see the flap in my photo)

The site also notes the red breast is the only nocturnal feeder in the sunfish species.

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Brandon Mabrey

ISNT THAT A SHELLCRACKER???

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Man what a beautiful fish that is foreign to me.

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 12 years ago

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