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#11608865 - 05/17/16 05:19 PM What the Heck is This
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I see bluegill, longear, greenie and maybe a few more varieties in this one. Caught it late last night at the Penthouse, on a 1/32nd oz tube jig. He was about 8 inches long, so a decent critter:



Anyone ?

Rudy

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#11608953 - 05/17/16 05:50 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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Never saw one quite like it.


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#11608957 - 05/17/16 05:52 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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why did you dye him chartreuse.


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#11609040 - 05/17/16 06:41 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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I have caught truckloads of sunfish in my life, but never quite seen one like this. Those are the pure, vibrant colors of the fish! He's almost "glow in the dark". Surely one of you sunfish experts have seen this one before, i hope. It's got me buffaloed.

Rudy

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#11609054 - 05/17/16 06:47 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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Honestly no clue.

But if Regis asked if I needed a life line would say no and just answer BG/Longear hybrid.
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#11609300 - 05/17/16 09:00 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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Very strange.
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#11609362 - 05/17/16 09:32 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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Looks like he was dipped in anti freeze.
Very unique.

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#11609548 - 05/18/16 12:12 AM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Fitz®]
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Originally Posted By: Fitz®
Honestly no clue.

But if Regis asked if I needed a life line would say no and just answer BG/Longear hybrid.





It is defiantly a hybrid of some type. I would also guess BG/Longear. noidea
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#11610963 - 05/18/16 04:05 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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Looks like a green perch to me, but it might have some hybridization. Beautiful fish!

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#11611012 - 05/18/16 04:24 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Originally Posted By: Fitz®
Honestly no clue.

But if Regis asked if I needed a life line would say no and just answer BG/Longear hybrid.



It is defiantly a hybrid of some type. I would also guess BG/Longear. noidea



+1 looks like a Longear/Bluegill hybrid. And I would vote the mix is with a Coppernose Bluegill because of the purple hue of the breast and stomach.

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#11611838 - 05/19/16 03:04 AM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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I don't know what that is, but Longears can really have some funky spawning colors. Heard tales of both males and females taking on some weird colors when trying to spawn in rivers, creeks and streams that are normally pretty clear but were high, swift and off-colored. Even the backwaters and sloughs had heavy current. Seen some unique color patterns in those times, but can't remember seeing one like that. And I think I would remember seeing one like that.

Pond or moving water?
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#11613025 - 05/19/16 03:49 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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Looks like the bottom half has been scaled. hammer

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#11619817 - 05/23/16 09:30 AM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Mo]
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Originally Posted By: Mo
Never saw one quite like it.


MO






Plus #1. Almost looks like it was skinned at the bottom?

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#11642753 - 06/02/16 01:27 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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I keep checking this fish out over and over. Whatever it is, it's beautiful!
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#11642770 - 06/02/16 01:35 PM Re: What the Heck is This [Re: Lovfldx]
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It's called a "hypo" sunfish,

The same regular fish but with a co-dom gene called Hypomelanistic, it's a rare find. To help you understand what a Hypomelanistic gene is just think of any albino animal and that will help you understand. It other terms, a genetic f*** up. It you breed it, half the babies will carry the gene and come out hypos. smile

I breed snakes and do a lot of work with gene pull and selective breeding.

I may be wrong on this but I'm 99% positive that's what's going on with your fish.
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