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All about fishing for sunfish in NV lakes and ponds.

Panfish fishing in Colorado

Throughout the state of Nevada you can find waters with populations of sunfish, including bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass and yellow perch.

Panfish Lakes

Panfish thrive on warm waters and do well in the southern and central regions of Nevada. They can be found in ponds, small lakes, rivers and major lakes including Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Pyramid Lake, Rye Patch Reservoir, Washoe Lake and Wild Horse Reservoir.

In-state panfish, sunfish and perch

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 10 oz

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.2 lbs

State Record: 1 lbs 13 oz

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 0 lbs 15 oz

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

State Record: 2 lbs 5 oz

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

State Record: 4 lbs 0 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 1 lbs 8 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Nevada State Record Sunfish

The state record bluegill was caught from the Colorado River.

The state record green sunfish came from Battle Mountain H S Pond.

The state record pumpkinseed sunfish came out of Peavine Ponds.

The state record redear sunfish came out of the Colorado River.

The state record white bass came from Lahontan Reservoir.

The state record Sacramento perch was caught out of Pyramid Lake.

The state record yellow perch (tie) one came from Dufurrena Ponds, one was caught from Wildhorse Reservoir.

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

Bluegill

One or more species of sunfish populate virtually all warm water streams, ponds and lakes throughout Nevada, 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 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.

Bluegill Fishing Basics Video

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

 

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