The Gills I catch in NW Florida are colorful and so dark it comes off on your hand when you take the hook out. The ones in my usual haunts in lower Alabama are plain to brilliantly colored depending on the lake. Except some I caught last week from a one acre pond on a local military base. The game warden had told me there were some belly bream in that pond, the kind you have to hold against your belly to get the hook out because they're to big for your hand.
He was right, I guess. The ones I hauled in fought like bluegills and were shaped like bluegills, but they looked like ghosts. Kind of grey all over and their gills were white. I put them in the ice chest and they colored up some by the time I got home.
The water looked like it had been fertilized recently, but I've caught lots of colorful gills from water like that before.
Were these big boys so surprised to be caught that their hair turned white like in the movies?
Anybody else caught any ghosts?