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identify this fish

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caught this guy today but im having trouble identifying it...im thinking its just a green sunfish but the blue lines on its head and body were very distinct/shiny...so i figure ide post it and see what you guys come up with

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Posted on: 2012/9/13 21:13


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What happens to sunfish that swim in the blue/green algae?

Have no clue really but interesting.

Posted on: 2012/9/13 21:55


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Yep - you have a green sunfish.

Posted on: 2012/9/13 23:01


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Quote:

Fishidiot wrote:
Yep - you have a green sunfish.


+1

Posted on: 2012/9/14 7:51


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That is a Green Sunfish, the big ones (> 5") are awesome. Their mouth is proportionally even bigger than a Largemouth Bass. Unfortunately they seem prone to over population and stunted growth.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 8:41


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Here is an image of a green sunfish and the pic of the OP. they are NOTmthe same species. Notice the mouth of the green sunfish from PFBC extends to the eye, the fish in the OP does not. It is not a green sunfish. Unfortunately the pic isn't good enough for a positive ID but I think it's a pumpkinseed.

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Posted on: 2012/9/14 19:43


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pumpkinseed.

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Posted on: 2012/9/14 19:46


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Chaz,
That's a very poor color image. It's a green sunfish.

The pics below show the difference. The pumpkinseed is the upper photo and the greenie is the lower.

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Posted on: 2012/9/14 20:02


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Sorry Chaz, but it's a green sunfish.

edit, FI beat me to it.

Posted on: 2012/9/14 20:02


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I agree, definitely not a pumpkinseed

Posted on: 2012/9/15 11:05


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Mike?

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I am 100% sure that's a green sunfish, I catch them all the time. They are very aggresive fish and are a blast to catch, especially the bigger ones.

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Posted on: 2012/9/15 19:26


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bluegill.

note dark spot at base of dorsal. only on the bluegill.

Posted on: 2012/9/15 21:29
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gfen, you mean like the dark spot at the base of the dorsal fin on streamerguy's pics? Do you contend that they are bluegill too? I don't recall ever seeing a bluegill with those blue/green lines on the side of the head either.

Posted on: 2012/9/16 20:56



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