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Catch of the week

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Thought I would share my catch of the week. Caught in southeast WI.

Can anyone help with an ID of it, I was thinking maybe a Bluegill/Green Sunfish Hybrid but I'm not 100% sure. Any thoughts?

Anyways here are the pics. It went a little over 11 inches with a pinched tail.

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The reason I thought it might be a hybrid is that it came from a privately stocked pond and while I was looking around I found that hybrids are common fish to stock in private ponds but greens tend not to be at least from what I read.

Regardless I know where this big boy hangs out so I can go catch him again when he's over 12 inches. There are probably bigger ones in that pond as well, I had one hit a top water popper that might have been even bigger but it came unhooked when I got it up to the dock i was fishing from.

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I too would go with hybrid. Best to call the farm where the fish were purchased and ask about green hybrids...its got some green in it.

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It would be close to a MN state record, this one was caught in WI so I'm not sure about their records for greens or hybrids.

It was caught in a private pond that was privately stocked about 10 years ago so who knows what was put in there back then. Now the pannies and large mouth are naturally reproducing. During my few hours on this pond I also landed several 4-5 pound bass and saw some much bigger fish. Its amazing what can grow in a pond that is very lightly fished and where almost no fish are harvested. The pond is also less then an acre.

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So you're saying catch and release really does work? Wow, who woulda thunk it! wink

NICE FISH!

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It looks like a greenie/'gill to me too. That is an awesome fish man! I am so glad to see a beast like that photographed and released. cheers

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