Sunfish

(Lepomis macrochirus)

The sunfish’s name was derived from the sun, as both are round and brightly colored. Sunfish, such as the bluegill, have bright yellow or orange bellies. These bony fish live in lakes and streams across North America. Most sunfish grow to only 8 inches long and weigh less than a pound. These fish often rest on the surface of the water in sunny weather.

Sunfish are a sweet tasting fish, with white meat and low fat content. Sunfish are found in Lake Ontario as well as many inland lakes. The common ways to catch Sunfish are either trap net or commercial production or hook and line for recreational fishing.

Presteve Foods handles Sunfish year round, with its size being the only variation throughout the year. Sunfish is a pan fish, similar size to yellow perch. Sunfish is packed in IQF fillets for shipping.