I took a 7-foot fiberglass rod on a downstream wade to a gravel-bottomed river bluff shielded from the current by multiple dead tree branches. Size-10 Sponge Spiders cast into shaded pockets brought splashy strikes and rod-bouncing fights from green sunfish and bluegills. As the action slowed I noticed some gentle swirls behind an exposed log. Casts there renewed the action, but this time brightly-colored Longear Sunfish were the cause. Resplendent in their orange suits flecked with turquoise these gorgeous fish always make me smile.