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Sunfish ID Help #12855953
08/07/18 03:11 AM
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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.



Thanks!

Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction] #12855956
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Hybrid Sunfish!




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Hybrid. Looks like Longear/Bluegill mix.

Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction] #12857579
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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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Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction] #12857773
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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.

Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction] #12860061
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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!

Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction] #12860365
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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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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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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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Re: Sunfish ID Help [Re: MassAction] #12863899
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That's why I love this section of the TFF! There are some super anglers here that know their fish.



Side Note: I also love seeing the catches you guys and gals make! Also beautiful fish Mass Action.

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