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    Mutant Fish from my pond

    Hardcore rednecks can't identify this fish I caught.
    Best guess is that it is a bream/bass hybrid, or a legendary fish called a Warmouth.
    Any one have a guess?




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    warmouth for sure. did it fight like all get out for it's size, or is the water too cold for much of a fight?

    http://www.cnr.vt.edu/efish/families/warmouth.html
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    could also be a rock bass, but the back of the dorsal fin needs to be very rounded, more so than a warmouth

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    Ya'll got mighty slim pickens on sport fishin down thar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    warmouth for sure. did it fight like all get out for it's size, or is the water too cold for much of a fight?

    http://www.cnr.vt.edu/efish/families/warmouth.html
    It did. It even jumped twice. I caught it a few weeks ago when the weather was warmer.

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    We have some warmouth in the creek at the end of the street. Fun fish to catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Ya'll got mighty slim pickens on sport fishin down thar.
    That's just the bait.

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    I think Warmouth for the win.
    We've never had warmouth in the pond before, and we're at the top of the stream. I wonder where in the hell it came from?

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    Eggs stuck to a wading birds legs most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Eggs stuck to a wading birds legs most likely.
    We do have a blue heron that visits most mornings. Bet he's stork so to speak.

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    yep.
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    I'm saddened at the lack of mutant on that fish. I was expecting something more... mutant-like.

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    And I thought all the time I spent fishing with my brother over the years was wasted. My older brother taught me a lot, now that boy can fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    And I thought all the time I spent fishing with my brother over the years was wasted. My older brother taught me a lot, now that boy can fish.
    Holy carp! There's two of you?!?

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    We called them rockmouth when I was growing up

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    At least you fly fish!

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    At least you fly fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    At least you fly fish!

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    Grew up with a fly rod in my hand. Never really fished with anything but.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Ya'll got mighty slim pickens on sport fishin down thar.
    We've got us Asian carp up here, they jump out of the water on their own.

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    Excellent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Hardcore rednecks can't identify this fish I caught.
    Best guess is that it is a bream/bass hybrid, or a legendary fish called a Warmouth.
    Any one have a guess?



    That is the famous blue bellied red eared shellcracker. Its very rare and usually associated with nuclear power plants. Is there Uranium on your property?
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