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Wild about Warmouth!

This group is for anglers that enjoy the "big mouth" of the sunfish family!

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Latest Activity: May 9, 2019

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Okefenokee " Purch" Warmouth

Greetings All,As a boy born in the shadows of the Okefenokee I spent many hours skulling a cypress bateau through the swamp as my Grandpa fished the cypress for "Purch" ( Warmouth ), "Green Trout" (…Continue

Started by oldduckcoat Mar 25, 2015.

Nobody has jumped in so I will 1 Reply

I have been in SC for 2 years now and this year I have been able to fish as much as I like to...well almost. Brim have been the most consistant catch for me. I think I have found a great lil honey…Continue

Started by Brian Jones. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Aug 27, 2014.

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Comment by oldduckcoat on March 13, 2015 at 4:13pm

Greetings All, New here and glad to find this group. 

Cheers,

ODC

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on February 24, 2015 at 5:37pm

Welcome Robert........we're wild about Warmouth too!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on February 5, 2015 at 4:34pm

Welcome to Wild About Warmouth Slip......look forward to your input!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 5, 2015 at 2:38pm
Personally, I think going after warmouth is a great idea. Youre as liable to catch some other fish as a warmouth - and that's a good thing.
I've always caught them while fishing for something else. In fact, my picture shows one I caught while doing just that.
And it seems they never really predominate anywhere, but are highly localized instead. I hope you succeed.
Comment by Vito Calosacchi on February 5, 2015 at 2:30pm

Thank you, Jeff.  Doing a little research on warmouths and their distribution.  As common as they are in the South that's how rare they seem to be in the North.  It seems that, at times, they are locally represented, but are nonexistent in areas which are close by.  A Maryland record was caught a few years ago at Cash Lake in the Patuxent research center. Studying their attributes.  A warmouth safari is in order!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on February 4, 2015 at 5:07pm

Welcome to Wild About Warmouth Vito......glad to have you and look forward to talking about this species with you.......

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on August 27, 2014 at 1:29pm

Welcome to the group Brian.......look forward to your input on this great species...

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on May 25, 2014 at 6:56am
Okay then.
Heres another bit that seems relevant in light of this:
There may not be many big bluegill.

We assume because they are there and breeding, they MUST be present. But competition from the warmouth and shiners could be their undoing - again the size of the ponds are the main reason. Only so much to go around, and all that.
Then there are the bass. Usually, we think of them as tools to keep competition under control, which allows for bluegill growth. But in this case, the competition for bluegill food is already there, so the bass may be only making the problem worse.
On the plus side, you found some. They obviously exist in breeding capacity, meaning sufficient bedding sites, adequate food for growth etc. My thought now is, those few that DO SURVIVE are possibly good sized.
Comment by Mark Williams on May 25, 2014 at 5:34am

So while using a net to clear vegetation I wound up catching several very small BG in one of the ponds. The biggest was maybe 3 inches but I know they are there now I just have to find the big ones.

Comment by Mark Williams on May 24, 2014 at 11:52am

Thanks, warmouth and bass lookout!

 

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