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John Sheehan's Blog – April 2012 Archive (5)

Photos of Unusual Catches

Seems to me this idea has been done here before but I searched "Unusual Catches' and it came up empty .I'll post one now and more another time. I would like to see what folks think of as an "Unusual Catch " and see the diversity of photos of their fishing events. This Fish hit a huge spoon and was caught in the mouth . Is it an "Unusual Catch " ? I think so. Unusually Aggressive!…

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Added by John Sheehan on April 27, 2012 at 11:42am — 16 Comments

ID this New Jersey Fish Red Ear or Pumpkinseed?

Caught this dink  today,4/22/12 in a very shallow stream (Ringwood Brook) Took a small worm on a #10 hook. Apparently New Jersey does have Redears but I never caught one before .What do ya think Red Ear (gotta admit it looks like one ) or Pumpkinseed?

 

Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) can grow to 10 inches, and have a long pointed…

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Added by John Sheehan on April 22, 2012 at 11:45am — 11 Comments

Pumpkinseeds,identifying Male from Female

  I 've read that like Male Bluegills,Male Pumpkinseeds are brighter more varied color than the Females.I am curious if any one knows if their Opercular size and shape are much different.The Male Bluegill sports a noticebly bigger ,wider and longer Gill flap but does this hold true for Pseeds as well? I'm thinking so but am not sure .

 

This link states breeding female exhibit more prominent dark, vertical bands;…

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Added by John Sheehan on April 8, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Polluted waterways

http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/03/top-10-polluted-rivers-waterways

 

Closest (to me) river on this list is the Delaware .Consider yourselves fortunate if you enjoy successful fishing from a river not on this list . Haven't fished the Delaware in years but still there are some good fish and cleaner sections than perhaps this study suggests.

Added by John Sheehan on April 2, 2012 at 9:44am — 7 Comments

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