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#12654760 - 03/02/18 07:48 AM is this a pumkinseed??
Eric Offline
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Registered: 09/29/01
Posts: 4397
Loc: Murchison
Just starting out on trying to learn sunfish fishing and how to indentify every type I catch. Thx

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#12654817 - 03/02/18 08:13 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
karstopo Offline
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Registered: 05/22/16
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Loc: Brazoria County
Looks like a bluegill.

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#12654892 - 03/02/18 08:51 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: karstopo]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 12051
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Originally Posted By: karstopo
Looks like a bluegill.





Plus #1.

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#12654939 - 03/02/18 09:10 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
Eric Offline
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wow I thought i knew what a blue gill looked like but I never caught one with orange breast

These are what i was calling a blue gill .Guess I was wrong.
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#12654993 - 03/02/18 09:35 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
The first picture(I think) is a Bluegill and all of the others are Bluegill. The top picture is probably it's winter and spawn colors. Also the water body can play a factor in their color as well. Just my two cents. I have only been fishing for sunfish for about six years. It's a blast to catch them on both ultralight and fly gear! woot



Side Note: There are some GREAT sunfish anglers that always post here. Maybe one will apply with 100 percent accuracy. cheers

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#12655000 - 03/02/18 09:37 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
Meadowlark Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
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Loc: East Texas
I have a strain of bluegills in one pond, been there for over 1/2 century or more, that looks just like that one you pictured. I call them "golden bluegill"...but they are bluegill nonetheless. Beautiful fish.

The multi-fish picture you showed are of copper nose bluegill...a unique strain that originally came from Florida. They are a great pond fish reaching sizes larger than the native bluegills.

Bluegills, especially the males, can take on very widely different color schemes and are most brilliant during pre-spawn which can happen multiple times during the spring/summer full moon phases.

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#12655217 - 03/02/18 11:54 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
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^^^Meadowlark is the master, and to follow up on the comments, I have never heard of or seen Pumpkinseed's caught in public Texas waters. I have heard stories of landowners stocking them as forage for Bass in private ponds. It seems Longear's are the most common confused fish with Pumpkin's.
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#12655702 - 03/02/18 06:12 PM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
Eric Offline
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Registered: 09/29/01
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thx to all for schoolin' me.Appreciate it and hope to land more of these tenacious fighters.

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#12655759 - 03/02/18 06:49 PM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Originally Posted By: Eric
thx to all for schoolin' me.Appreciate it and hope to land more of these tenacious fighters.





Sunfish are a BLAST to catch on ultralight tackle. GREAT FIGHTERS for their size. It's very addictive! hooked
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#12656309 - 03/03/18 06:46 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Meadowlark]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: Meadowlark
I have a strain of bluegills in one pond, been there for over 1/2 century or more, that looks just like that one you pictured. I call them "golden bluegill"...but they are bluegill nonetheless. Beautiful fish.

The multi-fish picture you showed are of copper nose bluegill...a unique strain that originally came from Florida. They are a great pond fish reaching sizes larger than the native bluegills.

Bluegills, especially the males, can take on very widely different color schemes and are most brilliant during pre-spawn which can happen multiple times during the spring/summer full moon phases.



Like I said. "The Bluegill section has some experts who post here who can just about answer all your questions when it comes to sunfish! rockon

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#12656585 - 03/03/18 10:51 AM Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish.



Side Note: The Bluegill section can supply an angler with some very good information as shown here on this post!

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