View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2012, 12:50 PM
mrl0004's Avatar
mrl0004 mrl0004 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 256
mrl0004 is a splendid one to beholdmrl0004 is a splendid one to beholdmrl0004 is a splendid one to beholdmrl0004 is a splendid one to beholdmrl0004 is a splendid one to beholdmrl0004 is a splendid one to beholdmrl0004 is a splendid one to beholdmrl0004 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: 1 hour, 8 fish, 3 species, 2 firsts

Awesome! Sometimes pond fishing is really great, like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

As for the confusion caused by "bluegill" identification, you're probably better off calling them all bluegill! Around here we have longear sunfish, red breasted sunfish, bluegill, shellcracker, green sunfish, warmouth, rockbass and probably something else I'm forgetting. The problem is that most of these hybridize so easily that it can be quite a task to differentiate them as a singular species.

A good guide I found from TN is here: TWRA - Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - Sunfish Identification

It has several examples of each species and how the colors can be variable.
__________________
___________________________________________
"Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau

"Chance favors the well prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur
Reply With Quote