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Pumpkinseed
Lepomis gibbosus
Identifying Characteristics

Pumpkinseeds are distinguished from other Wyoming sunfish by the orange spot on the gill cover
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Other Information
The pumpkinseed prefers shallow water with some weed cover. Spawning is similar to that of other sunfish and commences as water temperatures reach sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit. Food habits are also similar to those of other sunfish with less preference for small fish.

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Angling Tips
Pumpkinseeds are easily caught with bait and small flies. Pumpkinseeds feed all day.

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