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All about fishing for sunfish in DC lakes and ponds.

Panfish fishing in Colorado

In the District of Columbia you can find waters with populations of bluegill sunfish, which populate virtually all warm water streams, ponds and lakes throughout Washington DC, and around the world for that matter. They can survive in waters that provide their natural food source of minnows, insects, crustaceans and worms. Their competitive nature amongst themselves, for food, makes them relatively easy to catch.

Panfish Lakes

Rock Creek and the Potomac River are your primary options for finding panfish in the Washington DC area.

The term "panfish" comprises many species, each called by a variety of names. The bluegill tops the list and is the most common.

Bluegill

 

In-state panfish

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

DC Record: N/A

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Bluegill Fishing Basics Video

The core principles shown in this video will work for most sunfish, perch and other panfish.

Panfish are prolific spawners and repopulate the waters as fast as they are harvested. A common problem with panfish fishing is that the waters are under-fished causing panfish to overpopulate. As a result they tend to stay small in size due to lack of food source.

 

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Learn the lifecycle of a panfish

There is a host of panfish anglers can pursue. Visit the panfish fishing page for details on many of these sunfish you might encounter in Washington DC fishing waters. The panfish fishing videos offer a first hand look a anglers catching panfish.