Panfish ID ...What'cha think

RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 577 Officer
Leaning toward Stumpknocker / spotted Sunfish but the colors are off and the face looks Warmouth'ish but not the lips.  Maybe a Hybrid?  The only Hybrids that we see (rare) and (crossed in the wild) is a mix with a Speckled Perch and Warmouth (we think)...


When Practice meets opportunity, Set-The-Hook!

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  • RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 577 Officer
    here is another...maybe a Flier.


    When Practice meets opportunity, Set-The-Hook!
  • Kokosing LoverKokosing Lover Posts: 473 Deckhand
    They're both bluegill.  We get some whacky colorations down here in Florida.
  • RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 577 Officer
    edited August 7 #4
    They're both bluegill.  We get some whacky colorations down here in Florida.
    sorry, not a Bluegill.  Below is a Bluegill.  Color variations are wildly different from the Sloughs to the River to the Lakes to the Spring Fed creeks in FLA but the Body Shape is pretty consistent.


    When Practice meets opportunity, Set-The-Hook!
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,060 Captain
    First one is a red breast sunfish. Second is a spotted sunfish possibly. I catch all 3 around my dock a lot. Specks too
  • Kokosing LoverKokosing Lover Posts: 473 Deckhand
    First one could be a redbreast; short operculum tab for a redbreast, but stranger things happen.  Second is still a bluegill.  Females are distinctly different in shape and color for bluegills.

    Spotted sunfish have single gray spots in the center of each scale, while fish #2 has coloration on the rear edges of some scales.
  • repairrepair Posts: 208 Deckhand
    Their sunnies
    I have to admit I am a FISHAHOLIC.
    viet vet usaf 71-75
  • bmoodybmoody Posts: 940 Officer
    You are not seeing hybrids between crappie and warmouth; they are in different genera (Pomoxis v. Lepomis).
  • Rookie77Rookie77 Posts: 84 Greenhorn
    Top one is a redbreast sunfish.  Bottom one is a bluegill.
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 6,866 Admiral
    Rookie77 said:
    Top one is a redbreast sunfish.  Bottom one is a bluegill.
    FTW

    Captain Todd Approves

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