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Fisherman, identify this fish

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by arclight610, May 30, 2012.

  1. arclight610

    arclight610

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    So me and the wife went fishing and we were catching some really weird fish tonight. It's colored like a bluegill, but its shaped like a smallmouth bass. Its mouth is like smallmouth, it's fins are like a smallmouth, it doesn't have spines like a bluegill, but the colors are distinctly bluegill. Is it possible for bass and sunfish to breed together?

    I also caught a purple and white smallmouth bass there too. What the heck is going on?!

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  2. paulbow

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    What state is this in?
     

  3. arclight610

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  4. JimIsland

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    Looks similar to a fish I catch occasionally up on the Cooper River. We call it a Warmouth and I believe it's a cross between a shellcracker and a bass. The coloration on that one looks Bluegillish. Maybe a Bluegill and Bass got together????
     
  5. IndianaMatt

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    LOL! It would help if the pic wasn't upside-down!

    But that there looks like a bluegill/bass hybrid. What the...?
     
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  6. norm357

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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Fukushima. Lol
     
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  9. frank4570

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    We called them rock bass in Kansas.
     
  10. slhfarm

    slhfarm Wheeee!!!!!?! CLM

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    So is it a warmouth or green sunfish? Cause I was gonna say green sunfish, having not seen a warmouth before. :dunno:
     
  11. el_jewapo

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    Yeah, Warmouth as others have pointed out or Goggle eye if you're from this part of Arkansas. Damn good eating.
     
  12. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    I believe they are Bluegill or Sunfish in the Midwest....down here in FL Brim/Bream.
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  14. norm357

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    Same fish.
     
  15. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    This. I lump them all together.
     
  16. method

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    Green Sunfish. Not the same as a Warmouth, not the same as a Bluegill. Certainly not a perch.
     
  17. el_jewapo

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    From studying the pictures, I think you're right. I'd still call it a goggle eye though, and fry it like one.
     
  18. *ASH*

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    largemouth brimbass
     
  19. Hauptmann6

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    Not even close. Perch are more closely related to walleye than bass or bluegills.
     
  20. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Member Millennium Member

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    We just had this discussion here a month ago. That's a green sunfish. Not a perch, or bass, or zebra, or lion.