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?????ID Fish?????? #2184959 04/18/08 12:05 PM
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I went to my local pond and caught a bunch of these. They were all too small to keep. When I was a kid and spent summers in Louisiana we call them Shanky-Pins. i have not seen them since. What is the Texas term or Texas Parks and Wildlife technical name? It looks like a cross between a Sun Perch and a Bass. Its mouth is big like a bass fish








Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: Benji] #2185041 04/18/08 12:30 PM
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green sunfish


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Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: redraiderfisher] #2185079 04/18/08 12:41 PM
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You are right or aka Google Eye, I just checked TPWD
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/greensunfish


Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: redraiderfisher] #2185083 04/18/08 12:43 PM
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Shanky-Pins...never heard them called that. Greenies sometimes. Agree, its a green sunfish

Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: Meadowlark] #2185801 04/18/08 04:26 PM
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I've heard warmouth called goggle eye, but I'm sure as a kid we didn't differintiate between warmoutha and green sunfish.

What part of LA where you going to? We used to call redears chinquapin. I grew up in Tensas Parish.

Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: aggiegolfer] #2185858 04/18/08 04:39 PM
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Yeah, I'd go with green sunfish. It is definitely not a warmouth. They are much thicker and are way darker.


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Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: aggiegolfer] #2187317 04/19/08 01:55 AM
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I think he did mean chinquapin, I am from north La and I heard that name all the time. We caught a lot more bluegill but did catch the redear/chinquapin as well.

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But that is obviously what we called goggle eye.

Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: dw173] #2195908 04/22/08 06:13 PM
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how big can the green sunfish get? cause i caught something today on accident (foul hooked it) and it looked like a perch but it was prolly 10" long and 6" from top to bottom.

Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: mtwildcat22] #2196003 04/22/08 06:39 PM
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They can get 10 inches in length....but 6 inches in width sounds more than normal for a green sunfish as they are usually more narrow than a BG.

Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: Meadowlark] #2197547 04/23/08 02:10 AM
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I wish i would have taken a pic..it had a large mouth like a bass..but i know it wasnt a lmb.

Re: ?????ID Fish?????? [Re: mtwildcat22] #2200123 04/23/08 09:11 PM
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It's a green sunfish...also referred to as a google eye. They sure are fun to catch and put up a decent fight don't they?


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