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Offline FishMan

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Is this a baby Crappie?
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:18 PM »
So as most of you know, Tommy love him his fly rod, especially when there a toowater bite. I caught about 30 or so of the one in the first photo, with the dry fly in his mouth, a basic run of the mill ordinary bluegill. And then I had only one of the second photo, different fins, different tail, no stripes, much larger protruding mouth......so the million dollar question, is it a Crappie or just a misfit bluegill. Bruce, your thoughts?
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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 08:34 PM »
Looks like a crappie to me.

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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 06:36 AM »
Hard to tell since all my Crappie are 15 to 17 inches. Poo hee

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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 06:45 AM »
caught several little crappie through the years and they looked just like a crappie just little, that one is hard to tell? I will send the pic to Curt at g and f and see what he says. Was that at Green valley lake Payson?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 07:21 AM by Fishless »
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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 06:47 PM »
Nope, this was out of my local fly fishing honey hole behind Greenfield library in Gilbert. It's the fishable lake next to the Riparian no fish lakes. All the ones I catch up in Payson are all in the 8 to 10 inch range and are definetly Crappies.
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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 09:27 AM »
For what it's worth, I see stripes and a dark spot on the gill plate which makes me lean toward bluegill or perch.
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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 01:17 PM »
On further investigation I believe that could very well be a white crappie.  I don't see that many around here.
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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 04:53 PM »
From Curt G.



Not a crappie. Looks like a hybrid sunfish, probably a bluegill x redear hybrid.
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Re: Is this a baby Crappie?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 08:31 PM »
Well in that case mark another species off my list. I'll take it!!!!
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Tom