What kind of panfish is this?

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by 813Fishing, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. 813Fishing

    813Fishing New Member

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  2. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    i have seen them before with that purplr tint to them before here
     

  3. Bullseye017

    Bullseye017 New Member

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    just a goofy lookin gill
     
  4. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    My guess is just another variation of bluegill coloring. They can change
    colors pretty quick during spawning season. I've seen them with red-
    orange over a third of their bodies darken to brown in half an hour in
    the keep sack.
     
  5. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Another GEICO Chameleon blue gill....lol

    :smile2:
     
  6. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Yup. Looks like a bluegill to me too.
     
  7. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Spawning bluegill
     
  8. Foxhound

    Foxhound New Member

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    Thats a mature bluegill. We call those copperhead bluegill when they get that band across their head.
     
  9. cat stalker

    cat stalker New Member

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    Just a good old blue gill with a little make up on for the spawn.
    got to attract a mate somehow.:big_smile:
     
  10. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    What was the water clarity like where it was caught? Have seen them like that but usually from muddier farm ponds.
     
  11. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I agree, a nice looking Bluegill thats perfect bait size...:wink::smile2:
     
  12. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    we have them here like that. i've caught several in one day. and they were very large with lots of rainbow colors in them. maybe it is thier spawn colors..
     
  13. 813Fishing

    813Fishing New Member

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    cool,thanks guys
     
  14. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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  15. CarolinaCats

    CarolinaCats New Member

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    A rather odd looking gill. Love the colors on it though!
     
  16. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    That bluegill is spawning and on a bed!!

    Those colors are from hormones when they begin to spawn. Shellcrackers do the same, and so do crappie. They will become almost totally BLACK on the belly fins. It looks like they are laying in coal.

    Channel catfish do something similarly, but the area around their mouths turns that blueish/black color.
     
  17. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Looks like a bluegill to me.
     
  18. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Looks like a bluegill to me.............oh wait you are from the south so it must be a bream!:big_smile:
     
  19. redfishman

    redfishman New Member

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    Good question!!! My thoughts also! Definitely a mature bluegill. I've seen sharp color contrasts in waters with alot of tannens from cypress trees or "black" water areas
     
  20. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Just a Bluegil...good size bait for flatties:smile2: