NANFA-- Orangespotted Sunfish
Wed, 5 Jun 2002 16:00:08 -0500

Mike wrote:

>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
>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
>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.

To which I say, come on south a state. They're really fairly common in
smaller streams around here, particularly the Flint Hills.

Spawning coloration should be prime right around now.

Steve Haslouer
Bureau of Environmental Field Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 430
Topeka, KS 66612-1367

(785) 296 - 0079
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