Identify this tiny fish please

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stephsgotbait, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Hi Guys,

    Last year you helped identify some of my first catches. I made a journal with pics of my catches. The attached pic is the smallest fish I caught, which some guy took from me to use as bait (I tried not to be offended). I can't figure out what this thing is. I know you guys like BIG fish, but I'd love to have a correct identification for my fishing journal. Thanks all, you guys are awesome!

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  2. shroomhunter

    shroomhunter USMC 1979-1983

  3. Thanks guys, I looked it up and you are right. Baby perch.
    Here's a second pic - what type of sunfish is this? Green? Longear?

    Thanks again! I really appreciate your help!

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  4. Gju42486

    Gju42486 Banned

    it doesnt look green to me--im going out on a limb here and saying redear sunfish ;)
  5. CoolWater

    CoolWater Multi-Species Fanatic

    Look up Redear Sunfish, see what you think.
  6. Last pic until I reel in some more unknowns. Any guesses on this sunfish (specific type)?

    Thanks a lot!! My fishing journal is more complete with correct identifications!
    Manythanks, Stephanie

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  7. CoolWater

    CoolWater Multi-Species Fanatic

    Looks like another Redear to me.
  8. jimofcfd

    jimofcfd Member

    The second fish really looks like a Redear sunfish. It looks to have an orange or red margin on its earflap. The third fish also has what looks to be the reddish margin on the earflap, another Redear.
  9. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

    looks like bait to me:D :p :D
  10. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    no....not big enough:D

    redear sunfish.
  11. Fishers of Men

    Fishers of Men Senior Member

    The chinese eat them that size. I think they call them all sub-gum fin-lon-pu.
  12. Lewzer

    Lewzer Powderfinger

    That's a baby yellow perch that Stephsgotbait posted. Like this:

  13. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    Definitally a yellow perch and a redear.
  14. Hi OGF'ers,

    Thanks for the right-on, prompt replies. You guys always come through. I read more on the redear and it seems you nailed it, as usual. That's my first perch catch by the way. Maybe my second perch will be bigger than a fat goldfish (dream big)! Thanks all... my fish-pic journal is ready for my second season of fishing... Stephanie