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is this a pumkinseed?? #12654760
03/02/18 01:48 PM
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Just starting out on trying to learn sunfish fishing and how to indentify every type I catch. Thx

Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12654817
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Looks like a bluegill.

Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: karstopo] #12654892
03/02/18 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: karstopo
Looks like a bluegill.





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Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12654939
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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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Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12654993
03/02/18 03:35 PM
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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

Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12655000
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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.

Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12655217
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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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Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12655702
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thx to all for schoolin' me.Appreciate it and hope to land more of these tenacious fighters.

Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12655759
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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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Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Meadowlark] #12656309
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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

Re: is this a pumkinseed?? [Re: Eric] #12656585
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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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