I decided to try it. The weather was crappy...37 degrees F, breezy, overcast, damp (it had been raining/drizzling sporadically throughout the day).
I stuck with my favored tactic of late...a microjig under an indicator. Long story short, I caught @ 28 Bluegills, 10 Hybrid Sunfish, and 6 Pumpkinseed Sunfish.
Hybrids are cool because they are so aggressive and fight REALLY hard! Of the 20+ public ponds in my town...I'm not sure I've ever caught a Pumpkinseed before. If I did, I probably assumed it was a Hybrid Sunfish. But last night, catching multiple Hybrids and Pumpkinseeds at the almost the same time...There was a marked difference between these fish. So...I am EXCITED, because I can now add Pumpkinseed to my "Fly Rod Species List"!
Here's some pics:
Here's 3 Pumpkinseeds
At @ 7", this was one of the bigger Pumpkinseeds:
And here is an 8" Hybrid Sunfish:
I'm looking forward to fishing this pond around spawning time...and get some good pics of these Pumpkinseeds in their spawning colors!