Green Sunfish have a larger mouth and body than other sunfish. If they grew to bigger sizes, their body would be similar to a bass. They can handle very harsh conditions such as murky water and low oxygen levels. They are found in ponds, lakes, rivers and streams. You can locate green sunfish around rocks, weeds, brush and timber. Because of their large mouths, they can eat bigger baits. Green sunfish will feed on insects, crayfish, shad, and other small bait fish.
Everything we cover in our sunfish section as far as catching sunfish will work with the green sunfish. Due to their small size, you won’t find too many that will be big enough to eat.