Went back and fished the little creek that I got rained out on a few days ago. The water had cleared up and the fish were on the beds. I caught plenty of longear sunfish. I don't think there is a prettier fish in Texas waters than a brightly colored longear. These guys don't get very big, 4-5" being average, but they fight great and make up for what they lack in size with brilliant colors. I also caught several green sunfish and some nice bluegill. It's always fun catching a variety of fish and seeing the hybridization that occurs when you have several different sunfish species residing in the same waters.
I catch the majority of my longears on soft hackles.
Nice gill sitting pretty for the picture.
Caught many doubles of these greenies today.