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#12366551 - 07/31/17 05:01 PM Need an Expert
Jaustin Offline
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Registered: 07/18/17
Posts: 28
Is this a Coppernose Bream? We caught a bunch of them on a trip to Florida. My wife caught them on a crappie jig and I caught them on a fly I tie for crappie. We caught these along with Mayan cichlids and a few peacock bass.

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#12366585 - 07/31/17 05:28 PM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
Meadowlark Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3024
Loc: East Texas
Yes....copper nose in full spawning regalia. They are native to Florida.

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#12366631 - 07/31/17 05:52 PM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
Jaustin Offline
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Registered: 07/18/17
Posts: 28
Thanks, we caught quite a few and some were bigger than this one but this pic showed the color best. They fought pretty well.

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#12366714 - 07/31/17 06:56 PM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
Meadowlark Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3024
Loc: East Texas
They are a great fish ...especially on the fly rod. The mature ones generally will hit larger flies such as you described readily. Love the copper nose.

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#12366731 - 07/31/17 07:10 PM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6930
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
I've seen that color at Fork this summer..almost look crappie like.

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#12366732 - 07/31/17 07:10 PM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41551
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good eating right there. thumb
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#12367299 - 08/01/17 07:37 AM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
Laker One Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 11107
Loc: San Antonio TX
Love those Copper Nose Bluegill! Nice fish. woot

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#12369144 - 08/02/17 08:51 AM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10654
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish.

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#12369571 - 08/02/17 12:17 PM Re: Need an Expert [Re: Jaustin]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1367
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Pretty colors on that fish! I've.never caught one of those

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