Fishing for Green sunfish

Lepomis cyanellus
56K logged catches • 476K followers

The Green Sunfish can be found in many bodies of water throughout the U.S., and are often caught accidentally. You can also find the Green Sunfish in fishtanks of hobbiests. The Green Sunfish has a unique polarization sensitive vision, not found in other humans or other vertebrates which allows it to see and catch prey in a variety of under-water environments.

The most popular recent Green sunfish catch on Fishbrain
TimDog314, Fishbrain Pro angler since 2017

Recently caught Green sunfish

Recently caught Green sunfish
Recently caught Green sunfish
Recently caught Green sunfish
Recently caught Green sunfish
Recently caught Green sunfish
Recently caught Green sunfish

Detailed Information

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Water type

Freshwater

Common length

8 in

Maximum age

9 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

According to catch data from over 14 million anglers on Fishbrain, these are the top baits used to catch Green sunfish. Click on a bait to learn more, or buy it directly from our shop.

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