Odd looking bluegill

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by littleman, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    My youngest son Caleb caught this little bluegill with a deformed mouth yesterday. I don't know if it was born/hatched that way, or if its from an old injury. It seemed to be doing really well, it looked fat and otherwise healthy.
     

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  2. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Huh.. beats me, thanks for sharing the pic though, that is kinda interesting...:eek:oooh:
     

  3. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    thas a odd looking little dood lol thanks for sharring
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the pic. I have no idea.
     
  5. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    It's probably a deformation from birth. That's wild, I've seen some others like that when I was working at the fish farm, but nothing quite like that. Thanks for the pic!
     
  6. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Thats what happens when you have a family bush instead of a family tree.
     
  7. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Really weird, never seen one like that thankx fer postin the pic:cool2:
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing the pic Tricia. Very interesting. He looked healthy and could feed so I guess he was doing ok. At least until you caught him.:smile2:
     
  9. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    My first thought was someone hooked him bad and threw him back. But the pics look like a very bad birth defect. Could be a number of things but that is odd. Mutant bluegill:eek:oooh:
     
  10. OhioRiverCatfisher

    OhioRiverCatfisher New Member

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    Tricia, looks like it might be a deformity but I am not sure. Interesting post and thanks for the pic...
     
  11. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    Thanks for the pic, you sure it's not an ever elusive elephant bluegill:wink:
     
  12. mr.whiskers83

    mr.whiskers83 New Member

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    I caught one that looked almost exactly like that not long ago in a pond near my house. Kind of looked like something scared him and his face froze that way. But like everyone else I think it is just a birth defect. Must not be that uncommon in a big population.
     
  13. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    I thought about keeping the poor little guy and turning him loose in my koi pond. But he seemed to be doing ok so we cpr him.
     
  14. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Looks like its still healthy, but still looks weird:eek:oooh:
     
  15. Brando

    Brando New Member

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    It's a bluegill with a hairlip. Just find a sunfish that's a plastic surgeon and he'll be good as new.
     
  16. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    looks like catfish scotty got ahold of that one lmao. except his eyes aint popping out.:smile2:
     
  17. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    looks to me to be a bluegill that has already met the bissness end of a hook fish.
    smokey
     
  18. Freeman.360

    Freeman.360 Guest

    put it on a big circle hook and sling it back out there lol
     
  19. shifty

    shifty New Member

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    i bet that lil guy gets picked on by all the other fish haha that is wild! :smile2: