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Fish ID Help?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes' started by Sizuper, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Sizuper

    Sizuper

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    Hi All,
    I live in the south but take a trip to Michigan each year to visit family and fish. This year I ran into some fish I don't recognize, and was hoping you could clue me in to what species they are.

    My first guess is green sunfish (what my Michigan family calls Mud Bass), but only because I can't come up with anything else. I catch green sunfish in the south all the time, but they don't look like this. My second guess is Warmouth, because this looks a little like a warmouth I caught in Illinois, but again, warmouth in the south look like rock bass.

    So here's a couple pics of the mystery species. Thanks in advance for any help! :)

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    I just don't know if these are green sunfish or warmouth, because this is what a green sunfish looks like in the south:

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    And this is what a Warmouth looks like in the south:

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  2. brigeton

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    It just looks like a bluegill to me.
     
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  3. WALLEYE MIKE

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    Red eared sunfish/pumpkin seed? Sunfish for sure.
     
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  5. JimJim

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    Green sunfish. The mouth is too big for bluegill or pumpkinseed.
     
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    Definitely warmouth or at least a mixed genetics sunfish that is mostly warmouth. The pattern on the gill plate and area on the face under the eye is the giveaway.
     
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    Looks like a redear to me
     
  8. wilsonm

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    It looks like a green sunfish/warmouth hybrid. We see a lot of hybrids on our lake surveys in southern Michigan. Some lakes have very few and others have quite a few. Redears, bluegills, p-seeds, warmouth and green sunfish can all hybridize with each other.
     
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  10. kuther

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    It looks like a pumpkinseed / green sunfish mix
     
  11. bobberbill

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    Filet it out, batter and fry to a golden brown. It will lose it's identity and look and taste like all the rest in the pan.
     
  12. robert59

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    Look up green sunfish and you get pictures of what you caught.
     
  13. addictivefishing12345

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    The first one looks like either a pumpkinseed sunfish or a hybrid sunfish like pumpkinssed and redder sunfish mix. Hybrid sunfish are pretty common so i think its a hybrid. Or it could be a pumpkinseed and warmth hybrid. It's definitely not a green sunfish or warmouth its either some type of hybrid sunfish or a dark pumpkinseed.
     
  14. The Fishman

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