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Rob B.

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Bass, perch, bluegill, crappie... are all members of the same family, sunfish. I've caught a couple of those a little bigger than that one and, yeah, they are feisty. But I hadn't caught one of these before moving here. He sure was pretty.
 
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Depending on the part of the country, that is a rock bass. Around here its a green sunfish or goggle eyed perch. I think they're actually a perch and not a bass. Fiesty little buggers in the clear streams around here
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http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/fish/bream/green/
A rock bass and a green sunfish are not the same thing. Rock bass are called goggle-eye in some places. That is a green sunfish. That is not a rock bass. Rock bass don't have light blue/green horizontal lines like that fish does. They also have a dark spot just under the eye, which that fish does not have.
 

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Yep, he's a green sunfish. Here's a pic of one from the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources website:


The one I caught is more brown than green/yellow, but that's definitely him. Thanks for the help, guys!
 

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A rock bass and a green sunfish are not the same thing. Rock bass are called goggle-eye in some places. That is a green sunfish. That is not a rock bass. Rock bass don't have light blue/green horizontal lines like that fish does. They also have a dark spot just under the eye, which that fish does not have.
Again, depending on the geographic area, the natives here call the green sunfish, green ear and rock bass. Just like people in the south call a crappie a "bream". Lots of okies call bluegill bream.
 

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Huh, when I was in central Florida, they were calling crappie "bream" and "papermouths".
Funny how it changes from state to state.
It was in Mississippi that I first heard the term "brim" (actually, I heard it the first time on the Lynyrd Skynyrd "Second Helping" album, but didn't know what they were). I caught a bluegill and my buddy said, "That's a fat brim!" I've heard crappie called papermouths in Oklahoma. I had several friends with farm ponds in Mississippi and all of them told me to take any crappie I caught out of the pond because they didn't want them, they took over and choked out the brim. My wife's family in New York pronounce the "crap" in crappie like "crap" as in "pile of poop".

Talking with some other guys here in Ohio they insist the little guy I caught was a rock bass and they've never heard them called green sunfish. They look to me to be closely related species, so I'm not sure it makes that much difference.
 
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Ok, so I was in Cabela's yesterday looking at some fly fishing stuff because I'm going to be duck hunting up by the Blue near Tishomingo this weekend and there are some great trout spots we always drive by. I wanted to take my fly gear in case we have some spare time. Anyway, I had a few flies recommended to me for the river and bought a few. Then I came across this fella and just had to buy a few for my fly collection. It's called a Rickard's Stillwater Nymph in orange. Wow. You see where I'm going with this. Denny Rickards developed this fly in the 1980s for still water trout, not really associated with Stillwater. Just thought it was
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