bluegill identity help

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by mactheaxe, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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  2. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    The one on top in the last picture appears to be a bluegill , the lower one appears to be a red ear shellcracker.
     

  3. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    thats exactly what it is. i catch em all the time and never thought of them bein anything other than bluegill, but i just got to noticing the little differences and thought, im gonna find out.
     
  4. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    got u a couple of blue gill, and a red ear.
     
  5. catfish1083

    catfish1083 New Member

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    i have caught some good flats on shellcrackers:wink:
     
  6. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

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    thats my guess on it!
     
  7. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    they look like blue gill, to me the one could be a red eye but i am not sure i know there excelent eating.
     
  8. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    That's what we always called a redear or further on south they call them shellcrackers. The first time I heard them called that was on Kentucky Lake. Couldn't figure out what they were talking about to begin with.
     
  9. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    The different types of "gills" are awesome..trying to find me a 55 gallon or bigger aquarium to replace my 2 20s so i can put some bigger fish in it
     
  10. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Yep,that would be a bluegill and a shellcracker/redear.When I moved up here to TN I found that the common term was "shellcracker" but back in Louisiana we called them "lake runners"..They get pretty big..
     
  11. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    To bad you aint closer brother I have 4 of them .

    They look like bluegill to me .
     
  12. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    I caught a 11.5 inch cracker a few weeks ago on the ohio river while fishin for bait.Thats my biggest so far.
     
  13. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    bluegill and a redear sunfish:wink:
     
  14. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009
  15. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    shellcracker good eating,and they get big,good yella cat bait too.