What species of sunfish is this?

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Corey
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What species of sunfish is this?
<p><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/CG1gTzfVAAExgXN.JPG" style="width: 576px; height: 1024px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wondering if anyone can help me nail down an ID for this fish!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Waxworm
I'm definitely no expert by a
I'm definitely no expert by a long shot, but it looks like a possible black crappie-bluegill hybrid? I've observed very unusual color and marking patterns in sunfish living in concentrated numbers in enclosed ponds (no in or outlet). Assume in such conditions you can get some pretty funky multi-specie combos...what's your guess?
TonyS
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Bluegill X warmouth hybrid?
Bluegill X warmouth hybrid? Bluegill with the wrong paint job?
drawer.bli
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This one has me stumped. Shap

This one has me stumped. Shaped like a bluegill, bars like a pumpkinseed, with faded black crappie markings. Steely grey color, too. 

 

If if I was to take a guess, it would be a diseased or infected bluegill.

krazyk
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I'd say bluegill with a dange

I'd say bluegill with a danged cool color phase. Andy caught one not quite like that but with a 'blue/silvery' look to it too. I know sometimes up here people will catch a 'Blue perch' which is a yellow perch with a cool color phase. That'd be my guess... a 1 in a million bluegill. 

Chain Pickerel: All the bad assery of a Northern Pike wrapped up in a smaller, prettier package.

Deftik
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There's absolutely bluegill i

There's absolutely bluegill in there. Maybe a hybrid, maybe it's just a goofy looking gill? I've saw them super bright or super dark dependent on their water. My vote is bluegill.

Dr Flathead
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Just a bluegill with pigment

Just a bluegill with pigment issues

the pyromaniac
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I'm thinking bluegill, really

I'm thinking bluegill, really cool color phase, with possibly a warmouth in the wood pile...

 

 

 

Let there be fire!

Outdoors4life
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Bluegill

I am with Doc!

My first thought was Bluegill with a wierd phase. Just a genetic freak that looks awesome.

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Wisfisher
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I have caught many bluegill o

I have caught many bluegill over the years. Some with some very neat color phases. Clear water producing some with brilliant yellow bellies and vibrant electric blue face markings. Stained waters producing gills that were a very dark purple to black color. Their environment can really do a number on 1 fish or many in a single water body.

Any fish species is worth catching.

Divemaster
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Looks like a female Redear to

Looks like a female Redear to me. Maybe a Bluegill X Redear. The location where it was caught would help narrow it down.

pat_the_nat
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Hi Corey. When one of our ver

Hi Corey.

When one of our very own webmasters (infinite thanks...) posts a fish ID???? its possibly a triple-backcrossed offspring of a fertile hybrid obscure aquaruim release.

I agrees with the fine Doc and O4L.  Funky 'gill.