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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by grapony, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. grapony

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    Can someone help me id this fish? I think it's somekind of perch. Long like a bass but the rainbow colors like a sun perch. I cought several of these today and they fried up and ate real good.
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  2. grapony

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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Not a game fish expert, but looks like some sort of cichlid.
     
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    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    It makes me smile when I read about people eating **** when they don't even know what it is!

    That's how a caveman woulda done it!

    Primal, baby! :)
     
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    Warmouth and or goggle eye. Kind of a mutt breed. Caught a ton in Louisiana on vacation when I was a kid, fun fish.
     
  6. Von Hayes

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    Perch of some kind....but I really like the fact that you ate it without knowing.

    That's really pretty bad-ass.
     
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    Stomp it to mush and put it in the ground with your corn seed.

    We call it "maize".
     
  8. grapony

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    Hey these are very good eating fish, solid white sweet meat hardly any bones, Hard to tell from a bass.
     
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    The question is, if you dont know the species, how are you sure the ones you caught were legal? What if there is a min length and you were walking away from the water with an arrest waiting for you?
     
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    Maybe he just dodged a bullet :whistling:

    :upeyes:

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    I can't think of any fish here in Alabama thats illegal to catch, Bass and crappie have a size limit. Bream, sunfish 50 limit per day.
     
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    It's either the green sunfish or the warmouth, they look almost alike.
     
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    I'm going out on a limb and say stripped bass. Note the stripes on the side.
     
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    We call it a goggle eye in Ar.
     
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    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    thats a large mouth brim bass
     
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    Looks like a green sunfish...
     
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    Warmouth for sure catch em all the time
    good eatin
     
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    It's definitely a green sunfish....wikipedia explains it better than I could. I am a fishing dork so this thread interests me, not trying to be an ***.

    Warmouth are brown in coloration...see link below for full description.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warmouth

    Regardless, ALL sunfish are good to eat, but I give the edge to gills and shellcrackers as the best eatin.
     
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  20. el_jewapo

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    I don't see why, you can make a pretty good guess on a good eating fish from a trash fish just by knowing a few things about fish. They don't smell like poo, you usually catch them in the upper water column on something mimicking a live fish or bug (not poo eaters). I'm sure I could go to any country in the world and tell a decent eating fish from the not so decent eating fish.

    But then again, based on the criteria I just laid out, fresh water drum should be pretty good, but they're looked at as a rough fish. I might try one of them next time I catch one.