Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pumpkinseeds of Summer

I've been catching some Pumpkinseed Sunfish lately (mid-July).  I think they are done spawning, but I've heard they tend to remain in relatively shallow water all summer.  Although chartreuse has been a great fly color for Pumpkinseeds in the past, they've been hitting pretty well on black lately.  They fly that has done the best was a simple unweighted #8 fly of black rabbit fur tail and UV black mylar chenille body.
Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

And a few bass...nothing over 16" lately, though.

1 comment:

  1. I would consider that to be super July warmwater fishing, Dave. Nice going! Those are some colorful and beautiful fish.