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I know another photo i.d. help please... #2301245 05/25/08 08:14 PM
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I caught this fish in the creek not far from where I live. I am wondering if this is a green sunfish hybridized with a warmouth? I see it does not have vertical stripes, and it also resembles a warmouth to me. What do the resident experts say?




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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: kelkay] #2301248 05/25/08 08:16 PM
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It was 7" long if that helps at all.


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: kelkay] #2301526 05/25/08 10:19 PM
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green sunfish...looks pretty pure, they share the larger size mouth with warmouth

Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: Bass Bug] #2301593 05/25/08 10:50 PM
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I will say gren sunfish too.

Cool looking fins huh?


Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: THE_COACH] #2301654 05/25/08 11:14 PM
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green sunfish. the orange tipped fins and tail is a dead giveaway.

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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: Lovfldx] #2302052 05/26/08 01:34 AM
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Wow, that is awesome news, thanks everyone! I get to add it to my contest. Appreciate all the help here SO MUCH.... you folks are just great. :-)


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: Bass Bug] #2302071 05/26/08 01:48 AM
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Yes it was a beauty of a fish, very cool, and I loved the coloring. My camera didn't do the thing justice.

I guess I should add the fish is back in the creek, catch and release. I wouldn't eat fish out of the creeks around here anyways...hehehe. But I try to put beauties back to keep those populations up. :-)


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: kelkay] #2328879 06/03/08 02:13 PM
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i love when you can see those things in the water, their fins just kinda glow:)


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: Zach15] #2329234 06/03/08 03:44 PM
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Way to go,Kelkay! A 7 inch green sunfish from a creek is an outstanding catch!! What did it bite?

Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: Meadowlark] #2329401 06/03/08 04:32 PM
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I catch 10+ inch pure green sunfish in the creek by my house with some regularity (or at least did right before they bulldozed half of it), is that pretty uncommon elsewhere? Biggest one I have caught was about 11-11.5 inches.


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: Meadowlark] #2329478 06/03/08 04:54 PM
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Blue Fox jig is what I caught mine on.


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: kelkay] #2329502 06/03/08 05:00 PM
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10" are huge. They don't get that big here, that I have seen.


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: kelkay] #2330114 06/03/08 07:46 PM
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The Texas State record from public waters for green sunfish(GSF)is 11 inches...so that 11.5 inch fish, Mason, would have been a State Record.

In small creeks, a 7 inch GSF is king of the hill, in my experience. I've caught and documented 11 inch green sunfish hybrids from ponds, but have never caught a pure GSF from a creek equal to Kelkay's...IMO that's a prize fish.

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Wow, I had no idea that my fish was a prize fish for it's kind. Thanks for letting me know that. If 11 inches was the record, I must of been really close to it once. I caught one close to that at Caddo Lake.


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Re: I know another photo i.d. help please... [Re: kelkay] #2332463 06/04/08 01:57 PM
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Sweet, hope the bigguns are still in there! I'll have to try to get a record then!


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