Published Aug 3. 2005

The longear sunfish is of...

The longear sunfish is often mis-identified as a pumpkinseed. This is the most beautiful of all warmwater fishes with delicate markings of vivid blue and orange. A record specimen is almost always under 8", the Ohio state record is slightly under 7". This fish was about 5" long.
South central Ohio
Submitted by:
Joseph D. Cornwall


Could have been excellent - pity about the grass covering the fishes head! Done the same thing myself in the rush to get the picture taken...

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