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AlxTgr
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re: Sunfish id please


I should have posted pics from last two weekends. Huge bluegill from clear water. Had lots of purple bewteen the scales.





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TheDrunkenTigah
Drake Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
6676 posts

re: Sunfish id please


nice, I miss bream fishing

dad used to have the hook up on a place that could produce 50+ nice keepers on any given afternoon, but the old man drained it because the bass were overpopulated

nothing like screaming drag on an ultralight






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ctiger69
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Member since May 2005
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re: Sunfish id please


Four types of bream:

Blue Gill
Red Ear
Long Ear
War mouth (goggle Eye)


Your fish looks like a blue gill. I have caught 100's that look just like that.








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jsb29
Auburn Fan
Dothan, AL
Member since Apr 2011
579 posts

re: Sunfish id please


Am that isn't the same fish that was in the OP, is it? The first fish's fins looked different and the dark spots don't look like they're there in the 2nd pic. The 2nd is definitely just a bluegill but I still think the first one is a stumpknocker.





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Geauxtiga
NC-Wilmington Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
26381 posts

re: Sunfish id please


quote:

Don't be particular and call them all bream
Correct...and if they're big, just call 'emm bull bream.






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AlxTgr
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re: Sunfish id please


quote:

Four types of bream:
Way more.






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Bleeding purple
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re: Sunfish id please


The centrarchidea family is not small for sure.





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AlxTgr
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re: Sunfish id please


At TB, I have caught more than four off the same ridge.





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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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re: Sunfish id please


quote:

Way more.




Yes.

Also, I haven't read this whole thread so maybe it's already been mentioned, but some of the species hybridize with each other. This can really complicate the already complicated ID process.







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Tiger 79
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The Original Tiger 79
Member since Nov 2007
31815 posts

re: Sunfish id please


That's a lakerunner





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