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Post Posted: 06:27pm - Sep 19,19 
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While the tide was high and muddy I just went bluegilling on DuPage WB up North. I mean really, really North where the stream is born. Dark Mr Twisters on 1/16oz jig head did the trick. I could catch nice size bluegill/sunfish every 2-3 minutes. I switched to a white grub just for an experiment and the bite stopped. I think lure color is a factor after all...or perhaps just brought my confidence down. Caught hundreds of bluegills and the occasional smallmouth babies that came after it. What a fun day! Sometimes fishermen just aim the big ones and forget how much fun is to hunt those little dudes out there. All fish returned to water.

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Post Posted: 06:54am - Sep 20,19 
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black is often my go to color in dirty water because of the silhouette

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Post Posted: 10:43am - Sep 20,19 
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Hey Jay, I believe those are green sunfish and not bluegill.
Anyways awesome to catch especially a bunch of umm.
Funny on the color because I only through a white mister twister in the river maybe I should try a black one thanks!!

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Post Posted: 06:56pm - Sep 27,19 
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Missed that biology class haha. I’ve read somewhere dark/white lures work based on the amount of sunlight , time of day and water turbidity....however it’s not an exact science. The way you present it to fish has more to do with it.
You can throw a brick and you catch fish if presented nicely :D

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Post Posted: 12:57pm - Sep 28,19 
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I'm thinking rockies or warmouths with the less rounded bodies.

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Post Posted: 06:30am - Sep 29,19 
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While it can be tough to identify sunfish because of hybridization,sex and age
it's only us guys with a passion for them that really care to differentiate between them
Cool pics ,I believe of green sunfish

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Post Posted: 02:20pm - Sep 29,19 
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Thanks for your expertise Johnny,I thought the ones I've been getting at the golf course pond were warmouths but it looks like they're greens.If I get one of the dinner plate size ones again I'll post a picture.

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Post Posted: 09:38am - Oct 1,19 
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Dinner plate !!! Probably a green sunfish the warmouth pictured is by far the biggest I've ever caught
Look for white edging on the anal fin on Green sunfish and yes let's see a pic

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Post Posted: 02:31pm - Oct 1,19 
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Dinner plate probably = bluegill x green sunfish cross...happy to see the sunfish talk, looked like a fun little trip to the river!

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Post Posted: 03:03pm - Oct 1,19 
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There are some bruiser greenies out there.Many a time i thought i had a decent bass turned out to be a big green sunfish.They are becoming a little dominant as they are agressive and with the bigger mouth they can eat much bigger prey.I catch them in gin clear quarries and pits to marginal trash filled muddy ponds.Great fun on a little flyrod.

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