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NFC: Re: Fishin'

Tony....I sounds a lot like a Green Sunfish.... How close to the cover picture on Peterson's Field Guide is it? If I'm not mistaken, that is a Green....HTH......Charles
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From: Tony <z966349 at niu_edu>
To: NFC Discussion List <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 5:32 PM
Subject: NFC: Fishin'

>I went catfishing at a friend's pond in NW Indiana last Saturday, and
>caught nothing but bullheads (I stopped counting how many after about
>two hours). I did, however, catch one other fish and I can't figure out
>what it was. It had a sunfish-type body, was about 6" long, dark gray in
>color with rows of silvery-blue spots running the length of its body.
>I had only the light of a nearby street-lamp to go by, but the anal and
>dorsal fins appeared black. I distinctly remember the anal fin had a
>bright yellow line that ran the length of its outer edge. A truly
>remarkable looking fish even in the poor light, and one I hope to have
>in my aquarium soon! 
>My friend said it was a warmouth, but after looking at the pictures of
>warmouths in Peterson's Field Guide and on the NFC Gallery, I'm not so
>sure. None of those pics look much like that fish did. Anybody have any
>ideas what it was?
>Tony Gustafson