Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
modset, Sjenno15, KI Bassin, pjeffrey, Altsmallie
104442 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84488
hopalong 76564
Pilothawk 74348
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 62508
FattyMcButterpants 60658
Tritonman 57359
Derek 57335
SkeeterRonnie 52786
LoneStarSon® 52658
facebook
Forum Stats
104442 Members
60 Forums
836985 Topics
11949268 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11948061 - 11/23/16 11:15 AM What Manner of Sunfish is This?
Lovfldx Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 6712
Ok you sunfish gurus, Help me id this handsome critter!:



Caught him 11/22/16 in a local Dallas creek. Don't think I've ever seen one quite like this one, coloration wise.

Rudy


Edited by Lovfldx (11/23/16 11:16 AM)

Top
#11948162 - 11/23/16 12:36 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
Action_Jackson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1365
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Pumpkinseed...
_________________________
Katchin krappie...doin surgeries(filleting)...and givin hott grease baths until krunchy and golden brown is what it's all about!!!

"STAY ready for the THUMP"!!!!

Top
#11948205 - 11/23/16 12:56 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
dmunsie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 1961
^^^ Yep!
_________________________
http://www.facebook.com/TexasBankFishing

Top
#11948322 - 11/23/16 02:21 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39081
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Longear. thumb
_________________________


IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16


Top
#11948366 - 11/23/16 02:49 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
Fitz® Offline
"Nice Guy"

Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 8515
Loc: Feeding Time
LongearXBG would be my guess, and its environment (diet & water conditions) gave it those colors. Sunfish (I know all the regulars on here know this) can look very different from one water body to another.

Def not a Pumpkin. They are not native to Dallas.

Cool fish though, I would have come to pick it up and put it in my aquarium.
thumb

All that being said, Rudy fishes tons of Dallas creeks and knows his stuff so asking for a fish ID means this is a very unique fish.
_________________________
Don't worry about the mule, just load the cart
RIP Walter

Top
#11948451 - 11/23/16 04:09 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 6712
Thx guys, longear/bg cross makes sense. I have never caught a pumpkin seed in North Texas. Yes, color from creek to pond to lake can vary quite a bit.

Top
#11949073 - 11/24/16 12:38 AM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
jagg Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3854
Loc: South Texas
Yup, that's a mutt.
_________________________
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His Holy Name!

Top
#11949192 - 11/24/16 07:17 AM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
Gitter Done Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 9506
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish. The experts have spoken.

Top
#11949296 - 11/24/16 08:28 AM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
Laker One Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10220
Loc: San Antonio TX
To me the ear on the fish is well defined Longear! I think the area of where the fish was caught plays a huge part in it's overall looks. I would say Longear and that is just my opinion.




Side Note: I have really learned a TON being on this forum! The anglers here are simply GREAT.

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide