Mixed Bag

Over the weekend I did a little fishing in the backyard lake. Had a few things to do around the house, so, I had to stay close. There was also quite a bit of rain in the forecast, so, I didn’t want to press my chances on my free time.
 
The backyard lake was on FIRE! I tossed around a size 6 olive woolly bugger, and I never had to change it. The fish were all over it. Bass, crappie, bluegill, and green sunfish/warmouths. I think the ratio of crappie to bass was 8:1.
So, I’ve had a few talks about this fish. In the past I have always referred to these as warmouths, but others say that their greenies (green sunfish). I’ve looked them up on the Google, and everything points to them being a greenie. Forever, I have called these warmouths….what are they!?!?!?!?!

9 Replies to “Mixed Bag”

  1. Justin, that does not have the appearance of a Green Sunfish that we have in Colorado. So I hesitate to call it that. However, my guess, would be some sort of mix between a Sunfish and Bluegill.

  2. It's been a subject of debate for me now. On my google searches for Illinois fish, this shows as a green sunfish, but many others want to call it a war mouth. I still want to call it a war mouth. They're a gorgeous sunfish with orange accents on their fins, and blue on their face. I'll see if I can scrounge up a picture from a previous year of one from my local creek.

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