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If this is what the side looked like then I'd say yes it is---lots of folks confuse them with rock bass---they are a member of the same family------:cheers::cheers:

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I cant find the pic of the side :stickfight: But from what I can remember is that it had blue streaks on it jaw area and had pretty much the same dorsal spines and aanal spines as a bluegill. Ill keep lookin for that pic.
 

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Did it have red eyes? From the front I`d say yeah, but after someone mentioned the rock bass, a side pic would be needed to be 100% sure. Mouth looks too big to be a hybrid bluegill. I`ve caught the hybrid red ear over 1 1/2 pounds quite a bit, and they don`t have a mouth like that.
 

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From everything I can see there (which isn't much) it appears to be a green sunfish.

If you caught it up by your house, I'm going to put A WHOLE LOT more weight on it being a greenie, and not a warmouth.

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[rquote=1524912&tid=106284&author=Parker]From everything I can see there (which isn't much) it appears to be a green sunfish.

If you caught it up by your house, I'm going to put A WHOLE LOT more weight on it being a greenie, and not a warmouth.

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Out of the quarry pond bout a mile and a half away, so yea pretty close. Just seemed like it had an awful big mouf.:shrug:
 

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Yep, I'm putting my money......a LOT of money if I had it (so I'll wager a dollar), that you're holding a green sunfish there.

Here's is a picture of a couple big ones my wife caught this year. These are BIG greenies.

We LOVE to use them for flathead bait because they are so lively. They do have pretty big mouths for sunfish, but largemouth bass are in the sunfish family too. :cheers:

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Parker it did look like a green but I thought it was weird that it had black strips underneath its eyes streaking down to where the gills began.
Im still hunting for that picture...

And it didnt look like this.
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[rquote=1525103&tid=106284&author=HabitatMD]I thought warmouth was another name for Green Sunfish. Shows what I know.[/rquote]

I believe warmouth, goggle-eye and rock bass are interchanged in MO in the regs because they are so close to the same.

I don't know how far north you can find them. :confused::confused: Anyone know where you can find them besides clear water streams in southern MO?

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[rquote=1525141&tid=106284&author=Viper Sniper]Parker it did look like a green but I thought it was weird that it had black strips underneath its eyes streaking down to where the gills began.
Im still hunting for that picture...[/rquote]

The teal streaks you can see on the gill plate give it away as a greenie. (You can see them on the side your pinkie is on).

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