Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Freshwater Sunfishes

Many different species of sunfish are found in Florida's inland waters such as bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), redbreast sunfish, spotted sunfish (stumpknocker), and warmouth. This section is devoted to the research of these species.



Effects of Gizzard Shad Harvest on Redear Sunfish Populations in the Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes

This study assessed the effects of a gizzard shad removal project on redear sunfish populations.

Installation of Gravel Beds to Attract Sunfish at the Eustis Lake Walk

This study evaluated the success of gravel beds to attract sunfish for anglers.


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