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#12855953 - 08/06/18 10:11 PM Sunfish ID Help
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Registered: 08/22/16
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I caught this sunfish in Barton Creek over the weekend and its ID has me a bit stymied. The opercular flap and overall shape / size look redbreast to me, but the colors look like a long ear. My best guess is a hybrid of the two, but I'll gladly defer to the braintrust that is this board.

I know that sunfish frequently change colors depending on the season, but if this is a true long ear, it's by far my PB.



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#12855956 - 08/06/18 10:15 PM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction]
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Hybrid Sunfish!
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#12856163 - 08/07/18 08:15 AM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction]
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Hybrid. Looks like Longear/Bluegill mix.

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#12857579 - 08/08/18 10:51 AM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction]
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MassAction has stumped the Sunfish section.

Normally Fish ID threads quickly get a lot of replies

As for me, I say Longear/Redbreast
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#12857773 - 08/08/18 01:10 PM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction]
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Beautiful colors. I don't see any green sunfish influence but definitely see longear and redbreast influence. That's a real beauty.

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#12860061 - 08/10/18 10:38 AM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction]
MassAction Offline
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Thanks for the ID help guys! This was definitely a tough one, but as mentioned I'm really happy I managed to land it, whatever it is!

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#12860365 - 08/10/18 02:35 PM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction]
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Nice looking fish, and I have an affection for the bluegill section but I must say in about a month when I go to Whitney I'm gonna be calling that "striper bait"

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#12860378 - 08/10/18 02:47 PM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction]
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Originally Posted By: MassAction
Thanks for the ID help guys! This was definitely a tough one, but as mentioned I'm really happy I managed to land it, whatever it is!

Had I caught it, I would have put that in my aquarium.
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#12861428 - 08/11/18 07:43 PM Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: Fitz´┐Ż]
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Originally Posted By: Fitz´┐Ż
Originally Posted By: MassAction
Thanks for the ID help guys! This was definitely a tough one, but as mentioned I'm really happy I managed to land it, whatever it is!

Had I caught it, I would have put that in my aquarium.




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