Pumpkinseed Fishing.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by Huyfishin, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Huyfishin

    Huyfishin Member

    Does anyone here target pumpkinseed? Last question is does it make a good eating haha.
    Heading to Vancouver island right away and I was debating on bringing small utralight rod in the arsenal
  2. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    The ditches in the Sumas prairie area between Abbotsford and Chilliwack are full of them .. you might even find a bass or two.
  3. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    I've eaten them before. Man - a lot of work for not that much meat.
  4. FishDoc

    FishDoc Well-Known Member

    You could fish for Crappie in the sloughs.
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  5. spoiler

    spoiler Active Member

    or Mill Lake in Abbotsford
  6. winephart

    winephart Crew Member

    Lots of them in Elk and Beaver Lakes near Victoria.
  7. adrock1981

    adrock1981 Member

    I have only ever caught 1 of them that would have been worth cleaning at eating it was like 9" or so, most of them are under 6" that I have caught. I am sure they are good to eat like regular bluegill are but are just a whole lot smaller.
  8. adrock1981

    adrock1981 Member

    I have heard they get pretty big in there too. My dad grew up in richmond and caught one while cutthroat fishing (in Dewdney Slough I believe) that was a couple lbs. He said he had absolutely no idea what it was, and released it. He said he eventually saw a picture of one in a book and realized that was what he had caught and that it was pretty big one.

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