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What type of fish is this?
I just caught this fish and I was wondering what it is. I thought it looked like a mixture between a bass and a bluegill. I sent the pictures to my friend and he said it was a "croppy". I know of crappie but is croppy even a real name of a fish? Anyway, what type of fish is this? It sort of looks like a bluegill but it has a bigger mouth like a bass. I caught it with one of those topwater frogs (scum frog poppers which I highly recommend) which are for bass.
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(This post was edited by Nick.Mihaiu on Jul 17, 2014, 7:31 PM)
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Re: [Nick.Mihaiu] What type of fish is this? In reply to
Welcome to the site Nick, that fish is no crappie and yes there is a fish called a crappie. How long was it and what state did you catch it in?
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(This post was edited by wiperhunter2 on Jul 18, 2014, 7:55 AM)
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Pretty sure it is a green sunfish. Lots of members of the sunfish family. That one has a bigger mouth than bluegill and is often very aggressive. It is also a pretty good sized specimen. What area or what state did it come from?

In many parts of the country those green sunfish are locally called rock bass.

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I'm not sure of the size, but I caught it in this random unstocked pond in my neighborhood in northern Illinois.
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I did a quick search on green sunfish in Illinois and it looks like they are common throughout the state. As in most states they average about a half foot in size but the Illinois state record is over 2#.

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Welcome to BFT! Definitely has the green subfish markings on it. Nice catch.Cool

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That's one fat Sunfish! Nice Catch


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a Warmouth is more likely to take a frog..



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Nice catch. Is it the same fish?

It seems sunfish to me.
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