Freshwater Green Sunfish Identification

By Paul E. Richardson / January 7, 2018

Green Sunfish Lepomis cyanellus   Other names: Goggle-eye, rock bass, branch perch Status: Texas nongame fish Description The green sunfish, like warmouth, has a large mouth and a heavy, black bass body shape. The body is dark green, almost blue, dorsally, fading to lighter green on the sides, and yellow to white ventrally. Faint vertical […]

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Spotted Seatrout in Texas!

By Paul E. Richardson / January 7, 2018
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The spotted seatrout, (Cynoscion nebulosus), commonly called speckled trout, is one of the most popular sport fish along the Texas coast. It occurs in the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, ranging from Massachusetts to the Yucatan peninsula. The fish is a member of the croaker family (Sciaenidae)and is a first cousin to the Atlantic […]

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Mackerel: What You Didn’t Know About

By Paul E. Richardson / January 7, 2018
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A mackerel is any one of a number of different species of fish, mostly in the family Scombridae. They occur in all tropical and temperate seas. Most live offshore in the oceanic environment but a few, like the Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) enter bays and can be caught near bridges and piers. The largest mackerel is the […]

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Freshwater Redbreast Sunfish Identification

By Paul E. Richardson / January 7, 2018

Redbreast Sunfish Lepomis auritus   Other names: Yellowbelly sunfish, redbreasted bream Status: Texas nongame fish Description This sunfish possesses a yellow belly that is sometimes an orange or a rusty color. It might have been better named the longear, as its opercle flap or ear is considerably longer than the opercle flap of the longear […]

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Freshwater Redear Sunfish Identification

By Paul E. Richardson / January 7, 2018

Redear Sunfish Lepomis microlophus   Other names: Shellcracker, Georgia bream, cherry gill, sunny, sun perch Status: Texas nongame fish Description Lepomis, the generic name, is Greek and means “scaled gill cover.” The species epithet microlophus is Greek for “small nape.” The redear is a deep-bodied sunfish with a relatively small mouth. Color ranges from dark olive green […]

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Southern Flounder In Texas!

By Paul E. Richardson / January 7, 2018

The southern flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma, is the largest of more than 25 species of flatfishes found in Texas coastal waters. It is highly prized as both food and a recreationally harvested fish and accounts for more than 95 percent of the flounder harvest in the state. Southern flounder occur from North Carolina to the mouth of […]

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Catfish Fishing Tips and Techniques

By Paul E. Richardson / January 7, 2018
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Catfish are indigenous to the continental USA and like still water. They love to lie at the bottom. They love smelly bait but will take the live bait as well. They are scavengers and will eat just about anything. You may catch Catfish year round but the best temperature for catching catfish is between 50 […]

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Freshwater Fishing

By Paul E. Richardson / January 4, 2018
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Freshwater Fishing Identifying Freshwater Fish Have you ever caught a fish and have not been sure of what it is? Find out about all about it using HuntStats.com’s Fish identification. Click on the Type of fish you have or match it to the pictures. Then pick the exact fish you’ve got and read all about […]

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