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Longear Sunfish

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Redear Sunfish

Lepomis microlophus
Also called "shellcracker," "bream" and "stumpknocker," this deep and slab-sided sunfish has a small mouth, with the upper jaw not reaching past the front of the eye. The back and sides are golden or light olive-green.

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Remarkable Redears

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These bullish bream have a taste for escargot.

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Spotted Bass

Micropterus punctulatus
Also called "spot" and "Kentucky bass," this species inhabits permanent-flowing waters that are warmer and slightly more turbid than those where the smallmouth bass occurs. Begin to recognize it by noting the form of its stripe and the length of its jaw.

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Warmouth

Warmouth

Lepomis gulosus
Webster's doesn't hazard a guess as to how this fish got its common name, but the scientific name translates to "large-mouthed" sunfish—and males defend their nests and eggs with a fierce display with widened gill covers, blood-red eyes and intense yellow color.

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White Crappie

White crappie.

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White Crappie

Pomoxis annularis
Also called "papermouth," "bachelor perch" or just "crappie," this popular panfish is deep bodied and strongly compressed laterally (slab-sided). The sides are silver with 5-10 often faint vertical bars. The upper jaw is long, reaching past the middle of eye.

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White Perch

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