Fishing for Pumpkinseed

Lepomis gibbosus
100K logged catches • 686K followers

This vibrant fresh water species is part of the panfish family. Preferably, they want the water to be clear and usually travel in schools. Since it is fairly easy to catch, you might catch it as you are going for something else.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Freshwater / Mixed

Common length

4 in

Maximum age

12 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Threat to humans

Potential pest

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

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