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Sunfish aren't just kid stuff

Bluegills spawn in June and kids love to watch them bite. But dads adore these panfish, too. Some tips to tackle sunfish.

Updated: July 24, 2003, 5:11 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's
"Backroads with Ron & Raven"

It might be the perfect fish for kids — sunfish (a k a bluegills), but it's also great game for dads and grandfathers.

And the recent Father's Day weekend was no exception, as lake shallows come alive with sunnies. It happens every Father's Day.

Mid-June is when some sunnies are spawning, some are thinking about it and some just seem to be hanging out, if that's what sunnies do. In this mode, sunnies are very catchable.

You can watch 'em bite sometimes. All of which makes ...

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