Large Warmouth

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by shelbygt1979, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Anyone ever seen one this big I will include a pic someone let me know if this is not a warmouth. It weighed 1.10:eek:oooh: and the KS record is 1.11:crazy:.

    Caught him last night fishing for bluegill.

    I can get a measure of him if anyone wants to know he is swimming in my stocktank I did'nt think he was close to a record.
     

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  2. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Pretty Cool I tell ya. Keep him at least till I get to see him in person. :big_smile:
     

  3. tufffish

    tufffish New Member

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    the last few weeks i have been fishing for some big perch, but have not caught any near that size yet. nice perch.
     
  4. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    well whatever it is its a big bait!!!
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Nice catch either way and Great bait also!!! :)
    It doesn't look like the Warmouth that we catch around here. The Warmouth around here AKA Warmouth Bass have the yellow bottom fins, fatter than a gill and a mouth more like a Bass. The owner of the pond stocked them and said they were Warmouth. IMO, It looks like a real good sized gill, thats what we'd call it here. I may be wrong but the Warmouth I've caught look totally different.

    This is what we catch that he said were Warmouth that he stocked....

    http://www.uaex.edu/wneal/pond_management/images/fishphotos/warmouth.jpg
     
  6. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Warmouth have a stout, deep body similar to that of a bluegill or redear sunfish, yet have a large, bass-like mouth. They have a red eye and vary from brassy to dark-olive green and often have a purple tint overall. Broad, irregular dark bars give it a mottled appearance. The soft-rayed portions of the dorsal and anal fins are marked with rows of dark spots. Three or four conspicuous dark stripes radiate back from the eye across to the cheek and gill cover.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]This has a purple tint and a huge mouth like a green sunfish. [/FONT]

    If it not a warmouth then What is it?? I caught 5 or so this one being the biggest.
     
  7. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Not sure what it is but its a nice one for sure! It looks kinda like a hybrid Gill to me, JMO. I'd use him to catch a monster Flattie!!!:roll_eyes::wink::smile2:
     
  8. millertimemarine

    millertimemarine Member

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    you should send that pic to the KDWP and see what they say. like you said, the mouth looks a little big to be a bluegill.
     
  9. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    i say put him on a hook and catch a flatie on it :wink::wink:
     
  10. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    i think what you have there is what they call a hybrid bluegill.alot of people stock them in ponds and they do get big and fun to catch
     
  11. mandingo

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  12. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    here is one of my fav catfish baits,it is a pumpkinseed sunfish.probably one of the prettiest fish to look at here in ks.if you hold them up to the sun you can see through them.they have the most brightest brilliant colors on any freshwater fish ive ever seen.i have only found them in one lake and creek in ks.has anyone else ever caught them?http://images.google.com/images?sou...&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
     
  13. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    Caleb, We catch them in some lake around here mostly where there are pebble bottoms and not really very big most are 2-3 inches they must have slow growth rates or something I think some around 6-8 inches would be really great bait.
     
  14. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    yeah i dont think they get too big.we had3 or 4 in a 120 gl aquarium along with crappie,smallmouth,largemouth,baby bluecat,baby gar and some green ears and those pumpkinseed beat up on every single fish in there.they ran the tank for sure.they ended up eating the eyeballs of the crappie and killing them:smile2:ferocious lil fish!!
     
  15. KanHeadhunter

    KanHeadhunter New Member

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    Mandingos first pic is what I have always called a Warmouth. When they are a very good fighting fish on lite tackle.
     
  16. stevev

    stevev New Member

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    Put him on a hook and ask a flathead for his thoughts
     
  17. kat king

    kat king New Member

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    yup i think he would make great flathead bait...:big_smile:
     
  18. KSCats

    KSCats New Member

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    I caught one just like that today. It was HUGE! I dropped him in the basket with the other bait to measure and weigh later. I guess I need to start wiring the basket shut. he got out. Oh well, I know where he lives!:smile2: Caught a couple big blugills too.
     
  19. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    green sunfish