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#11948061 - 11/23/16 11:15 AM What Manner of Sunfish is This?
Lovfldx Offline
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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)

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#11948162 - 11/23/16 12:36 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
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Pumpkinseed...
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#11948205 - 11/23/16 12:56 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
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^^^ Yep!
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#11948322 - 11/23/16 02:21 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
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Longear. thumb
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#11948366 - 11/23/16 02:49 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
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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.
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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.
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#11948451 - 11/23/16 04:09 PM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
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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.

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#11949073 - 11/24/16 12:38 AM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
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Yup, that's a mutt.
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#11949192 - 11/24/16 07:17 AM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
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Nice fish. The experts have spoken.

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#11949296 - 11/24/16 08:28 AM Re: What Manner of Sunfish is This? [Re: Lovfldx]
Laker One Offline
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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.

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