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Fishing Tip: FISHING FOR SUNFISH


River sunfish on hook

Many of us cut our fishing teeth on sunfish and the truth is, they are still as much fun to catch now as they were back then. The hottest action will occur during their spawning time around the time of the full moons of April through June, depending on your latitude. They will be simple to find and easy to catch. Just look for their plate-size beds up shallow along shorelines. Sometimes you will find a dozen beds in an area the size of a car. They will fiercely guard their nest from any intruder, including your bait. Wear polarized sunglasses so you can better see the nest. If bait fishing, small worms and crickets work well weighted with just a single split shot or nothing at all. Soft plastic baits of all kinds are also productive. Cast past the nest and crawl your bait through it. When you feel the fish move, set the hook. For more tips, log onto BassPro.com.

~ Larry Whiteley is host of the award-winning

"Outdoor World" Radio.