What kind of fish??

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  1. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    Green sunfish, I catch 'em all the time in all of the farm ponds I fish.
     
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  3. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    I could go catch about 20 in a pond right now...I think they're sunfish and they take over ponds just like Erick said.

    EDIT: Although they do look like Warmouth...
     
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    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    Ding ding ding! We have a winner :way:
     
  5. bowtech150

    bowtech150 Backstrap Assassin

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    For sure a sunfish
     
  6. HUNTING BB

    HUNTING BB Active Member

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    green sunfish, not a warmouth a warmouths characteristic feature is 4 or 5 reddish brown streaks from the eye across each side of the head, and the iris of the eye is red.
     
  7. blakesburg

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    Sunfish it is then...thought it was but had never caught any before
     
  8. Liv4Rut

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    It looks like bait to me!!
     
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    We catch them all the time in our 'bullhead' pond.. we always called them warmouths.. aggressive little boogers
     
  10. luckdrawhunts

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    I think its a pumpkin seed fish
     
  11. turtlshell

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    YEP...I think they are green sunny crossed with war-mouth.

    I caught one a few years ago that was half black, half yellow. A true "hawkeye" fish :D
     
  12. blakesburg

    blakesburg PMA Member

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    I talked to a guy that owns a bait shop in Albia today and he showed me some green sunnies that they sell for bait and that is definately what it is. Said they are the same as Warmouth and they can get up to about 1.5 lbs and better eating than a bluegil, but thye tend to over populate and stunt. Said I should put a few big flatheads in the pond to really thin them out.
     
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    Fish

    spammer......
     
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  15. NCHILLBILLY

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    its a war mouth just look up on iowa fish spieces
     
  16. HUNTING BB

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    Sunfish hybrids are the toughest things to identify. Even when we could get it somewhat narrowed down back in the lab we still had a split on what everyone who keyed it out thought it was. In the 15+ years I worked in DNR fisheries I've only seen a few warmouth. Warmouth have very distinct colorings on their heads, and this fish doesn't have them the way it's shown in the picture. The odds and percentages are that it's a green sunfish are very good based on the large mouth, blue/green line like colorings radiating from the corners of it's mouth, and the yellowish tinge on the edges of the tail and anal (lower) fin and the fact that green sunfish dispersal covers the ENTIRE state.
     
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    Fish Nerd has spoken
     
  19. teeroy

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    if you check the links posted on page 2 of the thread, it is definately not a warmouth.

    green sunny
     
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    i want dna done
     
  21. turtlshell

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    Not to be a smarta$$, but obviously you've never tried identifying little brown moths. Entomology is easily more of a challenge than feesh:p

    sent from my laptop in my recliner
     

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