Re: NANFA-- Orange Spotted Sunfish

Brian Haas (
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 17:04:40 -0500

I've been hoping to find some myself here in Wisconsin, but I'm afraid I'm
just not in the right _part_ of Wisconsin. I think it's time to do some
summer road trippin'.

Travis Haas
Hazel Green, WI
"With a cooler in my trunk filled with aged water and a six pack [of bug

At 03:21 PM 6/5/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Rich -
>I've encountered orange spotted sunfish in the field on a handful of
>occassions, but not recently. The last time was up in a glacial lake in
>eastern South Dakota. They really are beautiful fish... especially males in
>full spawning coloration. My dad is setting up a pond and he was going to
>defile it with exotics. I suggested he consider L. humilis, so I'm keeping
>a casual eye out for them as well. Unfortunately, they're just not very
>common in eastern Nebraska. I'll let you know if I come across any.
>Mike Bessert
>Lincoln, NE
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