It inhabits darker, deeper and more tranquil waters than the bluegill.
Safety is important during any hunt, but it becomes a matter of life or death during solo hunts in rough terrain.
Suttle Fish Farm recommends the coppernose stocked along with redear sunfish (shellcracker). By eliminating the snail population, the Redear Bream will have effectively broken the cycle of the worm. Call a representative today at (800) 433-2950 and learn about some of the other exciting benefits of Redear Bream and how they can enhance your pond or lake.
02-27-2008, 01:50 PM #8. Although bluegill and redear seldom spawn together, it is not uncommon to see natural hybrids of these two bream. Furthermore, each member of the sunfish family has their own set of subspecies, such as there being both white and black crappie. According to some other posts I've read, other people say they are brim. He uses the same rod and line for shellcracker bream fishing, but he scales down the size of the jigs even smaller—1/32 oz sometimes for the big redears. Redear not only look different from bluegill but they also have their own unique behavioral characteristics which we will discuss. Solo Hunting: 7 Safety Tips for Hunting Alone, Bill Lowen Fishes Various Lures at Santee Cooper Bassmaster Tournament, 5 Tips for a Successful Public Duck Opener, Brandon Palaniuk Catches His Biggest Bass in the Santee Cooper Tournament, What to Wear Fly Fishing and Items to Bring with You, GameKeepers: Farming for Wildlife Magazine.
Redear Bream (shellcracker, stumpknocker, government bream) Redear Bream, are often referred to as shellcracker, because of their preference for snails. Many people made the assumption that if you had some type of disability that being in the outdoors and participating in outdoor sports were off limits for you. Bream fishing is a lot of fun, too, so rig up a couple of rods and help us unravel summer’s bream fishing puzzle. Most outdoor mentors and their students now understand that a few minutes of casual skeet shooting without hearing protection is a serious – potentially life altering – mistake. Barry W. Smith is a “certified fisheries scientist” and is co-owner of American Sportfish. Food Habits.
The redear sunfish, also known as the shellcracker, looks similar to a bluegill, but it has broader shoulders and a red border on its ear flap.
It typically takes three years for stocked fingerlings to enter the catch as fish that are one-half pound or larger. It's not the easiest place to get to either , you have to walk in about a quarter mile from the house through the woods in crotch deep swamp water and pray there is enough land to put a chair on.