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Old 01-07-11, 03:40 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-07-11, 03:55 PM   #2
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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?

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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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"Bama"Rock Bass
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Ya'll got mighty slim pickens on sport fishin down thar.
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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
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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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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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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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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I think he was in a boat actually.
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Grew up with a fly rod in my hand. Never really fished with anything but.
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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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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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