Re: NANFA-L-- Seven Species with a Rod!

Bob Culler (
Sun, 28 Aug 2005 11:15:19 -0400

At 09:01 AM 8/28/05 -0400, Dean wrote:

>What a trip! Seven species on hook and line! The two redeyes and the
>pumpkinseed are doing well so far and are eating small minnows and
>worms. Strangely the redeyes vary in coloration. While both have the
>characteristic mottle, one is very dark while the other is lighter. Any
>thoughts on this?
>Does anyone have any thoughts on getting redeyes to eat dried food?

Sounds like a pretty good day to me! Redeyes (rock bass) are quite variable
in color, depending on stress levels and water color, etc. I have seen them
go from almost solid black to a very pale goldish color with almost no

I was able to get get mine to eat chunks of Mazuri food after he saw the
other sunfish gobbling it up. You might be able to start yours on
freeze-dried krill, though the trick is getting it down to their level.
Krill floats and rock bass normally don't like coming to the surface for food.

Ranger Bob
Holston R. Drainage
Kingsport, TN
"The power of humans to degrade the natural world is awesome; the
capability to reconstitute it later is mythical."
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