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Unique Hybrid Sunfish #13551814 05/09/20 07:45 PM
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I was in the creek today catching all types of sunfish, but mainly redbreast on their monster beds. I caught this unique hybrid. I never caught one like it before. Green by Redbreast hybrid? It was 8.75 inches and weighed 0.51 lbs.

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Yep, that is what I believe it to be. Chuck and I are catching a few of those now and then. Green/Redbreast is what we guessed. Also, getting a few Redear/Bluegill mix. partyon


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Yup! That’s what it looks like to me as well. Not every day you see that.


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Thanks Rick & Jagg

I catch those red ear by bluegill hybrids as well. But don't recall ever catching a redbreast hybrid like this. Or maybe I just never paid close enough attention. grin

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That's a cool fish. His mouth looks like he could eat a half dz magical clousers.

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That looks a lot like the Georgia Giant which is a greenxredearxbluegill triple cross. Neat looking fish

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Originally Posted by Meadowlark
That looks a lot like the Georgia Giant which is a greenxredearxbluegill triple cross. Neat looking fish






Plus #1. I have a pond I fish at in the Blanco area that has those. Also nice fish J-Moe. woot

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Originally Posted by Bones72
That's a cool fish. His mouth looks like he could eat a half dz magical clousers.


LOL, The magical clouser is the white bass killer. The crawfish briminator is the sunfish killer. Thanks Bones

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That looks a lot like the Georgia Giant which is a greenxredearxbluegill triple cross. Neat looking fish


Plus #1. I have a pond I fish at in the Blanco area that has those. Also nice fish J-Moe. woot


Thanks Meadowlark and Laker One. It was caught in a creek off the Colorado river. Do you think it actually is a Georgia Giant or just looks like one? It would be interesting to know if they have populated the Colorado river system.

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Beautiful fish J-Moe. Nice catch.

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Originally Posted by Meadowlark
That looks a lot like the Georgia Giant which is a greenxredearxbluegill triple cross. Neat looking fish





Plus #1. Also nice fish J-Moe. Also as stated above myself and Rick aka Catyakker have been catching quite a few Green/Bluegill mix on a certain creek! thumb


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Thanks GD and Banker

The length and opaque end of the ear closely resembles a long ear. It really doesn't resemble a green, redear or bluegill. Do the Georgia Giants raised in ponds have that long ear?

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Jamie: A very good friend of mine who is a Freshwater Marine Biologist stated this was a Georgia Giant. Bluegill,Redear,Green sunfish mix! Caught back in 2014. Parks&Wildlife called it a Green Hybrid Sunfish.


Side Note: Either way it's some sort of a Hybrid Green for sure!



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Thanks Chuck, That looks like the hybrid greens I catch in the ponds. Exactly like my hybrid green state record. I never knew what a Georgia Giant actually looked like and I've been catching them for years. Great information.

The one I caught in the creek looks much different. That belly color and ear flap are much different. I still suspect green x redbreast or even green x longear.

Appreciate your help, as always thumb

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Jamie...Looks like sunfish aren't real picky for a mate when they are in the "mood" banana

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