Can anyone ID this little guy? It is only about an inch long. I am thinking Green sunfish or Blugill. What do you think?
Kind of young. No dorsal or anal fin spots. I would say young redear but I do not see the little red tick mark the young ones have. It is definatly not a pure Greenie. Not a pure Bluegill. Hard call.
Definitely not a little rockbass, here is a pic of one...
Did you catch this up in Ohio? I am with the other guy this looks like it could be a shadow bass. On secnd thought look at the eye of the shadow bass I just caught here and compare it to the one smbass posted. A BIG difference would you not say. And the base color of a shadow bass is more silver. I was used to catching rock bass babies all the time here near chattanooga. When I drove south and caught my first shadow bass ever you can definatly tell the difference beyond a shadow of a doubt. No pun intented.
I hope you don't mind smbass for me borrowing your photo. But as you can see there is a lot of difference in the two in question. I wished the dorsal was up on my shadow bass. Seems to me they stick up much farther. The rock bass will have these gold flecks on the young that the shadow bass lacks also, and the base color is more bronze than silver on the rock bass. But the eyes say it all don't they. I can list a lot of differences. The shadow is more compressed and taller. He looks more lets say bantam like since I can come up with the term. You know more short looking. OK I quit I gab too much.