Re: Identify fish
July 03, 2019 at 2:42pm
I just stocked my pond a while back and many of my fish look similar to that. My guess would be that it is a Hybrid bluegill crossed somewhere along the line with a green sunfish. The green sunfish gives it the bigger mouth. Some of mine have mouths that almost look like small bass or goggle-eye, but with the body shape of a bream.
I have Coppernose Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, and then my pond had shellcrackers, pumpkinseed, and some other bream in it beforehand. After they all interbreed, you get a lot of mixed colors and traits, but at least you've got some good healthy fish!