i have a sister thread over at pondboss, and thought something similar would be cool here....
this fish was caught by a guy on another fishing forum i am a member of. i thought y'all would get a kick out of it.
the pondboss experts (thanks bruce and others) believe this fish to have mixed RES and BG genetics. it weighed over 2 lbs and was caught in a private community lake outside the sacramento area....feel free to chime in with more ID opinions.........thanks
That is an absolutely amazing fish, and it does appear to be a red-ear/bluegill hybrid. Wow, we sure are seeing a lot of big hybrid sunfish species showing up on this site! This fish seems to have the body profile that most resembles the red-ear. Great, great fish!