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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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