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I think that's a pumpkinseed

yup, looks like a 'seed to me. Much prettier than bluegills--not as pretty as redbreast sunfish though.

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Pumpkinseed:

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/efish/families/pumpkin.html

Green Sunfish:

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/efish/families/greensun.html

Bluegill:

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/efish/families/bluegill.html

Looks a like a pumkinseed to me. No black spots on the tail, blue specs bold throughout the whole body, top and fins more dark, and orange under the gill plate's spot.

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orange under the gill plate's spot.

I'm not seeing the orange. Looks pale to me. The orange spot on a pumpkinseed is very prominent.

I agree with both of you. It's missing that tell-tale orange spot of a 'seed, but it's definitely too round to be a pure green sunfish. Could be a hybrid? Hybrids around here are usually a bluegill or redear mixed with a green sunfish...but eventually, the green sunfish wins the evolution battle and your pond is over run with little green sunnies.  Just a guess. Pretty fish either way.

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I agree with both of you. It's missing that tell-tale orange spot of a 'seed, but it's definitely too round to be a pure green sunfish. Could be a hybrid? Hybrids around here are usually a bluegill or redear mixed with a green sunfish...but eventually, the green sunfish wins the evolution battle and your pond is over run with little green sunnies.  Just a guess. Pretty fish either way.

By golly, I think you've got it!  I forgot about hybrids.  Yeah, they will eventually take over and eliminate the 'gills.

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As my uncle would say, " don't make a bit a difference, ain't nothing but a bream" ;)...lol

They belong in the hot grease with bread and mustard family... ;) ;D..

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Wrong pic guys, sorry. I was trying to show you a gill with the bluest gills I've ever seen but this isn't him.

However, I'm glad you guys are on it, as I am not sure if the fish in the pic is a pumpkinseed or not. I did not even know there were hybrids.

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 Here in the South they stick the name "bream" on all of them. I always liked that bluegreen color of those lines coming from it's mouth. Around here there is a fish that's called a gogleeye. It looks like a cross between a bream and a bass. They are colored like a bream, shaped more like a bass and have a big mouth. Also have those colored lines around their mouths.

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Wrong pic guys, sorry. I was trying to show you a gill with the bluest gills I've ever seen but this isn't him.

However, I'm glad you guys are on it, as I am not sure if the fish in the pic is a pumpkinseed or not. I did not even know there were hybrids.

Where's the gill photo?

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i think its a green sunfish.all the pumpkinseed ive ever seen have a red spot behind the gill plate

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I agree with TUX.  They's all bluegills or bream to me.

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I caught this one today. I'm not sure what kind of sunfish it is? These where introduced in the swiss lake I fish by people that have aquariums a few years ago and now there are quite a few around.

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hand-size sunfish= titty bream to some southerners

Bass were not biting a couple weeks ago in one of my ponds, Friend and I used ultralight and hit the same spot two days in a row......caught 15 one day, 32 the next....everyone was close to 2 lbs if not more, all big bluegills :o

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these panfish have saved the day a many time for me and my kids ,friends, familey they BITE all YEAR

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Here's the best looking of them all. The Satilla River Redbreast!!!!

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Not bad, but I think the best looking is the Pamela Anderson Siliconebreast.

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Here's the best looking of them all. The Satilla River Redbreast!!!!

redbreasrk3.gif

Not bad, but I think the best looking is the Pamela Anderson Siliconebreast.

I like the ones I can barely fit my hands around ;)

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Here's the best looking of them all. The Satilla River Redbreast!!!!

redbreasrk3.gif

Not bad, but I think the best looking is the Pamela Anderson Siliconebreast.

;D ;D ;D ;D

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I caught this one today. I'm not sure what kind of sunfish it is? These where introduced in the swiss lake I fish by people that have aquariums a few years ago and now there are quite a few around.

I believe that's a Redear sunfish. The tell-talemarking on it's "ear" area says it all.

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Wrong pic guys, sorry. I was trying to show you a gill with the bluest gills I've ever seen but this isn't him.

However, I'm glad you guys are on it, as I am not sure if the fish in the pic is a pumpkinseed or not. I did not even know there were hybrids.

Where's the gill photo?

This is not the original pic I tried to post, but it is the same type of fish. You guys think the top photo could be a gill/seed hybrid?

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Nice... SO someone else has caught large blueill and sunfish on bass lures too. I remember catching the biggest bluegill of my life on a rapalla. He was probably around 1 pound. Iv also hit big bluegill with rooster tails and small poppers.

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