Pumpkinseed will amaze you with their beautiful colors.  They do not grow as big as bluegill, but they are nice to look at and they are very aggressive.  They prefer slack water in ponds, lakes and some streams.  They feed on insects, worms and tiny bait fish. Everything we cover in our sunfish section as far as catching sunfish will work with pumpkinseed.  You will often catch some pumpkinseed mixed in with other sunfish, but at times, you may find an entire school of pumpkinseed.  They taste great too.

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