Longear Sunfish

longear sunfish

Longear Sunfish are small but very colorful.  They are small, averaging 4 to 5 inches in length with very few fish reaching 1 pound.  Longear Sunfish are mostly found in slack water of clear streams, but you can also find them in lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and estuaries.  The longear sunfish has a black ear flap with some red and yellow also.  They will feed on small insects and other tiny foods because of their small size.