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#11789072 - 08/21/16 02:48 PM Sunfish ID help
McKinneyLonghorn Offline
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Registered: 05/31/13
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Caught four decent-sized sunfish this morning on a white woolly bugger. Most of the sunfish I catch at this pond are bluegill and green sunfish. The four this morning didn't look like the bluegill I normally catch, which are darker with a pronounced blue area on the face, but since bluegill can vary so much in appearance I wasn't sure if these were bluegill or not. If they aren't, any idea what they are? Thanks.

Here are two looks at today's fish.


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#11789204 - 08/21/16 04:22 PM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
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Looks like a hybrid sunfish. Bluegill/Redear mix! Just my two cents. 2cents




A lot of sunfish have been inner breeding over the years making it hard to I.D. fish. I have talked with several wildlife biologist who state the same. hmmm
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#11789621 - 08/21/16 09:22 PM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Pretty sunfish for sure. It does look a lot like a red ear. But hybrids are really common now. So much so its crazy.

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#11789647 - 08/21/16 09:44 PM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
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Thanks. I was thinking redear but none of the ones I caught had redears, so I wasn't sure. A hybrid makes sense.

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#11789688 - 08/21/16 10:27 PM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
charlief1 Offline
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The second looks like a longear.
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#11789694 - 08/21/16 10:33 PM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
Catchingfish40 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/16
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Looks to me to be a Brim fish. Google images Brim fish/perch.
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#11790009 - 08/22/16 08:21 AM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
Fitz® Offline
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Loc: Feeding Time
1- Redear
2- Hybrid
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#11790207 - 08/22/16 09:57 AM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
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Gotta agree with Fitz on this one. The first one looks like a regular redear to me. The second looks like a longear/redear hybrid. It has the body pattern of a redear with the head of a longear.
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#11790235 - 08/22/16 10:11 AM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: Urban Fisher]
Fitz® Offline
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Originally Posted By: Urban Fisher
Gotta agree with Fitz on this one.

You make that sound bad cry
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#11793676 - 08/23/16 09:37 PM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
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Whatever they are, they are nice ones!

WTG

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#11802083 - 08/29/16 05:56 AM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
Laker One Offline
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Nice fish. Redear/Bluegill mix!

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#11804816 - 08/30/16 02:54 PM Re: Sunfish ID help [Re: McKinneyLonghorn]
Chap Offline
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Looks like a red ear hybrid to me, nice fish -chap

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