I’m always looking to add species to the fish page here on the site and I know there are some smaller sunfish species found locally that have eluded me thus far, so I put in a couple hours with the fly rod on a local ditch on Friday afternoon to see what I could find.
The bream beds were thick in one stretch of the creek and I caught quite the variety of sunfish in short time.
Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
Longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)
The ditch was very shallow, but full of life. There were also redear on beds and bass and gar cruising around, none of which I managed to fool with a fly. It’s not the prettiest place in the world to fish and it’s hotter than hell right now, but you can’t beat the diversity of species.