|Beautiful Specimen of a Redbreast Sunfish.|
|A rebreast Sunfish that took one of my Lively Legz double trouble nymphs.|
|Female Redbreast Sunfish that is full of eggs.|
BIOLOGIST REPORT MAP
After a few stream searches I found a stream that showed a population of Redbreast Sunfish. We are lucky to have access to this type of technology in Pennsylvania. Not every stream is sampled, but it can give you a reference on what streams contain what species of fish. Another Amazing feature of the map is that you can get "general directions" to the sample site. I opened the biologist report and read the results.
|Screenshot of the biologist report I referenced for my Redbreast adventure.|
|Redbreast that took a Lively Legz Nymph in a deeper eddy off of a main channel.|
|Large wild Brown Trout I caught during my first week of "Summer Vacation" on one of my hand made spinners.|
|My first Redbreast Sunfish took a crayfish fly that I tied the night before.|
|A lightly colored Redbreast that fell for my Lively Legz March Brown Nymph.|
|A nice Brown that was caught while exploring a riffle for Redbreast.|
|A solid little Rock Bass caught in a deeper pool.|
|A downright gorgeous Redbreast Sunfish.|
I hope that this article meets those of you who may be tired of catching trout, or some other species of fish, and sparks an interest to persue the unknown. I am an avid blue line fisherman, so doing research on streams is just second nature to me. Catching these little panfish was an awesome experience and was especially excited exploring new habitats. With trout I can read the water pretty well and pretty much know exactly where they will be laying. With the redbreast I am totally green. I had a snip of information of the habitat they preferred and took in information as I fished as to where more productive areas would be. I challenge you to give something like this a try. Utilize the same tools that I did to find a new species a try. Your hard work may just pay off as it did for me, and you too may feel how rewarding it is to cross a new species off of your list.