The only non-river to produce a current Texas-record sunfish is little Burke-Crenshaw Lake in the Pasadena park of the same name, where the state-record green sunfish was landed. It was introduced to Wyoming primarily as forage for bass, but also because it generally cooperates with warm-water anglers. Sunfish, Green 1.30: 11.00: Apr 19, 2005: Burke-Crenshaw Lake: Billy Oldigs: Panther Martin Spinner : Sunfish, Hybrid Green 1.13: 10.50: Jun 5, 2019: Private Lake: Jamie Meaux: Fly Rod, crawfish briminator : Sunfish, Longear 0.84… Return to record search | Submit your record! Dockery’s recent catch broke the previous state record of 6-ounces, caught in 1993. Lake Dunlap Record ! Pond Boss Forums INTRO Questions & Observations State record Green Sunfish one day maybe... Forums Member List Active Threads: Pond Boss Magazine Advertisment Newest Members: Jreb79, NWFalcon, FishNut87, LUKEM, Jase0321 16933 Registered Users: Forum Statistics: Forums 36. Posts: 15,653. Bluegills, longears and redbreast sunfish are equally common in Texas waters, but fish weighing upwards of one-pound are pretty rare. Your contact information is used to deliver requested updates or to access your subscriber preferences. By … Content of this site copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unless otherwise noted. Most green sunfish tend to be small, ranging up to 8 inches with a tendency towards overpopulating and hybridization with other sunfish species. The Comal River turned out the state record redbreast sunfish and the TX state record redear sunfish and warmouth both came out of Town Lake. Purtis Creek yielded the Texas state record bluegill and the TX state record green sunfish was taken out of Tehuacana Creek. The green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes.A panfish popular with anglers, the green sunfish is also kept as an aquarium fish by hobbyists. Lake Dunlap Record ! G. Gitter Done. Your contact information is used to deliver requested updates or to access your subscriber preferences. Bardwell Lake produced the Texas state record hybrid sunfish and Lake Fork was home to the state record longear sunfish. The green sunfish is native to middle America from the Great Lakes to Texas and as far west as Nebraska. Because of their enormous reproductive potential, green sunfish often overpopulate small lakes and ponds. It was introduced to Wyoming primarily as forage for bass, but also because it generally cooperates with warm-water anglers. SUNFISH, Green (lL) 2 lb./1 oz. | See temporary closures and business changes, Texas Farm and Ranch Land Conservation Program. 11 oz. Wanted to share this little guy, I have fed optimal and AM500 the past two years...optimal BG this year. Register Log In Texas Fishing Forum Forums Bluegill / Sunfish Green Sunfish Replica! In Texas the species is native to the eastern two-thirds of the state from the Red River to the Rio Grande. The state record in Arkansas for GSF is 1 lbs. Redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) Color mutation is the Texas golden green sunfish, appearing golden in color (White 1971). The green sunfish is native to middle America from the Great Lakes to Texas and as far west as Nebraska. They are most active throughout daylight hours. A few years ago I bought my first quality fly rod, a 6/7-wt, 9 ft St. Croix Imperial from Jim Green at Backcountry USA in Tyler, Texas and used it for bass, sunfish, and trout. Other Unlike some other sunfish species, redears rarely approach the surface to take flies or other artificial top baits. any personal information to the agency. The green sunfish is native to middle America from the Great Lakes to Texas and as far west as Nebraska. State record is 2.99 pounds from Lady Bird Lake in 1997. and cookie statement. In 2017, his son Bowen would set the state record for the green sunfish. “Because of the fish’s size, they really didn’t think that it was a record.” The sunfish was weighed on a certified scale at MDC’s St. Louis Regional Office. It was introduced to Wyoming primarily as forage for bass, but also because it generally cooperates with warm-water anglers. and cookie statement. It was introduced to Wyoming primarily as forage for bass, but also because it generally cooperates with warm-water anglers. Colorado state records … Green sunfish can grow up to 2 pounds, but most are less than a pound. I was just learning the wonderful world of wading for trout. Biggest sunfish I've caught out of this pond. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Dockery on July 5 weighed 1 pound, 3 ounces. State record is 2.99 pounds from Lady Bird Lake in 1997. Children under 13 years of age must have a parent/guardian's consent before providing Adults feed on insects and small fish. We are aware of some conflicts with the museum record and the content below will evolve as the new, expanded UT and Texas State Fishes of Texas project team members are able to update it. Manage My Subscriptions, archive  State Average: 4.5" State Record: 2lbs/1oz (1981) Best Lures: worms, grasshoppers ; Angling Tips: This bigmouthed sunfish strikes viciously at practically any natural or artificial bait thrown his way. See how this record-breaking family affair is a whopper of a story. I caught this Hybrid Green sunfish a couple weeks ago in one of the small private ponds I fish. Dockery’s recent catch broke the previous state record of 6-ounces, caught in 1993. Forums Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Main Menu Forum; ... Green Sunfish Replica! Newswanger’s Green Sunfish is … The green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes.A panfish popular with anglers, the green sunfish is also kept as an aquarium fish by hobbyists. They are often found in pools and backwaters of streams that become isolated and stagnant during the summer or drought. “Pulling up that trotline and seeing that large green sunfish on the end of my hook is wild to think about. They are most closely related to bluegill, redear, and other sunfishes. Green sunfish are found throughout Texas. Sunfish, Green 0.63: 8.50: May 20, 2012: Tawakoni: Steve Umsted: Fly Rod, … Status: This species is not listed. The green is a sporty panfish taking crickets, worms and flies. It has been widely introduced throughout the state. Other Due to their propensity to overpopulate and so become stunted, green sunfish rarely reach a desirable size for angling. | See temporary closures and business changes, Texas Farm and Ranch Land Conservation Program. Green sunfish can be found in any pond, lake, or stream that is capable of supporting fish life. Most Online 3,583 The fish was weighed on certified scales at Food Lion in Benson and was verified as a new state record by Bill Collart, a fishery biologist with the Wildlife Commission. The latest record-breaker easily tops the previous green sunfish state record, a 1-pound, 2-ounce fish caught by Rougemont angler John Michael Deaton from a … A two-pounder would rank as a giant. “Pulling up that trotline and seeing that large green sunfish on the end of my hook is wild to think about. Content of this site copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unless otherwise noted. All Rod & Reel | Private Water Records | At the Casper Wyoming Game and Fish Department Office, the fish measured – 12.25 inches long and 11-inch girth – was officially identified as a green sunfish by Fisheries Supervisor Matt Hahn, the state record form was filled out and a new record was on the books. St Croix Imperial, which I bought. Texas State Fishing Records: The following is a list of Texas state record fish according to the Texas Department of Natural Resources. They are orange, green, yellow or blue in color, with speckles over their sides and back and a yellow-orange breast and belly. Color mutation is the Texas golden green sunfish, appearing golden in color (White 1971). Fishermen and women broke 47 new state fishing records in Texas this year, according to TPWD. Note: Illinois record Fish are updated as new records are set. In private ponds, specimens over 2 pounds have been recorded. Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) Common throughout Texas Identified by relatively large mouth and turquoise markings around mouth Commonly found along rocky dam faces State record is 1.30 pounds from Burke-Crenshaw Lake in 2005. I asked Jim about a better rod for bream and he suggested a 7 ft, 3-wt. Counts : 35-55 scales on complete lateral line; 3 anal spines; 6-13 dorsal fin spines; 6 or 7 branchiostegals (Hubbs et al 1991); 10-1 dorsal rays; 9-10 anal rays; 13-14 pectoral rays (Ross 2001). They typically weigh less than 1 pound (450 g), with the world record being 1 pound 8 ounces (680 g) caught by Robert Warne while fishing Honeoye Lake (New York). Redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) He is not the biggest I've caught but the first I have photographed and shared. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Dockery on July 5 weighed 1 pound, 3 ounces. account_circle  The green sunfish is native to middle America from the Great Lakes to Texas and as far west as Nebraska. It was introduced to Wyoming primarily as forage for bass, but also because it generally cooperates with warm-water anglers. In contrast, the state record redear from private waters weighed 3.25 pounds. north American records are updated once a year when the new edition of the nFWFHoF is published. Turns out, Dad has a good eye. I caught this Hybrid Green sunfish a couple weeks ago in one of the small private ponds I fish. Green Sunfish: 1 lbs 3.52 oz: Tehuacana Creek Rickie Rivard: 4/21/1995: Hybrid Sunfish: 0 lbs 15.84 oz: Austin Lake Dwayne Kinley: 10/19/1997: Longear Sunfish: 0 lbs 7.68 oz: Lake Fork Tyler Russell: 6/1/1998: Redbreast Sunfish: 1 lbs 10.08 oz: Comal River Alex Labowski: 8/30/1997: Redear Sunfish: 2 lbs 15.84 oz: Town Lake John Runnels: 4/1/1997: Spotted Sunfish: 0 lbs 1.92 oz [Re: banker-always fishing] #10971509 07/12/15 01:24 PM: Joined: Feb 2007. All text below is derived from a January 2013 copy of Dr. Timothy Bonner's website at Texas State University.That content was derived primarily from published literature. E-Newsletter Archive. The new state record Green Sunfish, weighing 1.20 pounds, was caught by SueAnn Newswanger, age nine, of Shiloh, Ohio in a Richland County farm pond. Pumpkinseeds typically are about 4 in (10 cm) in length, but can grow up to 11 in (28 cm). They are usually caught by accident, while fishing for other game fish. “The mild weather we have had this year means more anglers are fishing, and catching big fish.” E-Newsletter Archive. Posts 520,246. “This is the eighth state-record fish this year. 1990). The largest reported specimen caught in Texas to date was 1.3 pounds. San Antonio Tx. Yellowish white border of dorsal, caudal, and anal fins intensified in breeding male (Sublette et al. Email subscriber privacy policy Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) Common throughout Texas Identified by relatively large mouth and turquoise markings around mouth Commonly found along rocky dam faces State record is 1.30 pounds from Burke-Crenshaw Lake in 2005. It was introduced to Wyoming primarily as forage for bass, but also because it generally cooperates with warm-water anglers. Miss Newswanger caught the Green Sunfish May 13, 2018, on a spincast rod with a night crawler. Members 16,933. Dominant fish are generally lighter colored (Howard 1974). 6/28/81 Farm Pond DE WITT (NA) 2 lb./2 oz. They are usually caught by accident, while fishing for other game fish. 2017 is shaping up to be a year for state-record fish,” said MDC Fisheries Programs Specialist Andrew Branson. Other Due to their propensity to overpopulate and so become stunted, green sunfish rarely reach a desirable size for angling. Moray, Green 7.70: 48.00: Aug 1, 1998: Gulf of Mexico: George Flores : Moray, Spotted 8.50: 50.00: Mar 5, 1994: Gulf of Mexico: Louis Kusey III : Mullet, Striped 10.38: 29.25: Mar 13, 2009: … Fly Rod Only | Private Water Records | That fish was 14.25 inches long. Manage My Subscriptions, archive  Biggest sunfish I've caught out of this pond. The green sunfish is native to middle America from the Great Lakes to Texas and as far west as Nebraska. Return to record search | Submit your record! any personal information to the agency. The Missouri state record catch for shovelnose sturgeon was set in 2001 by James Dockery. Junior anglers under 17 years old set 14 of those records. MDC weighed the green sunfish on a certified scale in Kirksville. Email subscriber privacy policy Children under 13 years of age must have a parent/guardian's consent before providing The green sunfish is native to middle America from the Great Lakes to Texas and as far west as Nebraska. 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