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#1 rc6750

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:58 AM

Hey all - is this a banded? Caught in New Jersey - http://www.fishmap.org/watershed.html?huc=02040301 

 

I had four known targets at the lake, Bluespotted, Banded, Blackbanded, and Mud. 

 

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#2 gerald

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:56 PM

I'd guess bluespotted, but cant see enough detail to be sure.  Is that your only pic?  Lake Horicon?


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#3 rc6750

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:20 AM

I'd guess bluespotted, but cant see enough detail to be sure.  Is that your only pic?  Lake Horicon?

 

Unfortunately do not really have any better pictures. Yeah this was Horicon Lake - I caught 6 I could clearly identify as bluespotted and then two that looked like this.



#4 fritz

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 01:21 PM

female bluespot



#5 rc6750

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 04:08 PM

female bluespot

 

thanks



#6 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 04:13 PM

These seem like they could be difficult. What features stand out to you guys?


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#7 gerald

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:27 PM

Banded usually has a shorter, blunter snout than this fish.  The other differences I rely on are the patterns of iridescent spots and streaks under & behind the eye and on the D and A fins, which I really can't see in this photo.  Also generally more red-orange in the anal fin of bluespotted sun, but i've seen exceptions to that.  Snout shape is about all i have to go on for this fish.  Fritz may have other features ???


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