Re: Green sunfish imitation
Why do think green sunfish are a good bait fish? Seems to me that if they were so good, they would not be so common in your pond. Bass learn at an early age that slab-side fish are hard to swallow, especially those with a tall dorsal fin and long anal fins like any member of the sunfish family. Torpedo shaped fish like suckers and the entire minnow family of fish are the body shape bass prefer. How many small suckers and minnows are in your ponds? This subject is kind of like live and dead minnows. Which do you see the most of? The average lifespan of a minnow is about two years, so why don't we see alot of dead ones? Maybe dead minnows would be a great topwater pattern? Just a thought. I have great luck with minnows alive or dead, top or bottom, big or small.