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#10816187 - 05/03/15 09:21 PM Can anyone ID this fish?
Pawnch Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Texas


My son caught it today in Bear Creek near Dripping Springs. The fish was about 12-14 inches long approx 1 lb.

I'm struggling with the right ID. I'm leaning towards a very large green sunfish.

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#10816245 - 05/03/15 09:41 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
Pawnch Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
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Loc: Texas
If this is a green sunfish this is close to a Texas state record. We're going back to catch and take it in for official weigh-in.

Current state green sunfish record 1.3 lb - 11 inches

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#10816248 - 05/03/15 09:42 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
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Registered: 04/02/13
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We've always called them goggle eyes. I think some people call. Them rock bass
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#10816278 - 05/03/15 09:51 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
Pawnch Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Texas
Thanks. Yep, green sunfish. We're going hunting again tomorrow afternoon for her. Wish us luck...if it weighs more than 1.3 lbs we're taking it to Cabela's for official weigh-in.

http://www.huntstats.com/gsf.html

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#10816336 - 05/03/15 10:20 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
1442 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Orange TX
nice catch. Hope you can do it again tommorow.

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#10818120 - 05/04/15 04:04 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
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Nice job. You might be able to get a catch and release record based on the length of the fish.
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#10818519 - 05/04/15 07:21 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
Pawnch Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Texas
Great point! We will re-post once we have her measured and weighed on our scale with pics. I don't think we will kill it and take it in for weighing. Fingers crossed - hope it bites again.

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#10818825 - 05/04/15 09:20 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 376
Loc: Snyder, TX
I can't tell from the picture, but could be a warmouth. Warmouth's are referred to as goggle eye's and rock bass. Pretty sure they are different species than green sunfish.

Have caught them up to 2 lbs in Louisiana.

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#10819031 - 05/04/15 10:45 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39079
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice Green! Needs to be a minimum 10" to be considered a Catch & Release Record. cheers
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#10819138 - 05/05/15 12:42 AM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Yea that's a greenie. . .and a huge one at that. congrats, go get her again!

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#10820661 - 05/05/15 03:42 PM Re: Can anyone ID this fish? [Re: Pawnch]
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice Green! woot

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