Cool Facts about the Pumpkinseed sunfish

-Fishing for Pumpkinseed Sunfish in many areas around Wisconsin is year-round

-Individuals rarely exceed eight inches

-The maximum age is between eight and ten years.


-Species was introduced into Europe in the 1880's, and is now very successful there in reservoirs and coastal wetlands.

-Pumpkinseeds are good at finding their way back to places after being caught and released in a different part of a lake or pond.

-When fishing for pumpkinseeds, best to use red worms or wax worms.

-Make great fillets!

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