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2013/06/06 13:44:29 (permalink)

Largest panfish !

Whats are your largest panfish (in inches), just interested to see what some of you guys have caught ! Here are mine !
Bluegill  11"  (includes pumpinskeed, red ears, etc)
Crappie 17"
Perch 14"
Rock Bass 10"
 
 
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    TheBlueLagoon
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/06 14:07:26 (permalink)
    Bluegill- 10.5" Crooked Creek
    Crappie- 16" PYMY
    Perch- 14" Erie
    Rock Bass- Never Measured

    Got Walleye???
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/06 21:16:46 (permalink)
    I am gonna start measuring mine. I have never measured anything. I caught a few green sunfish that were around 10 inches. They had huge mouths. I wasn't even sure what they were.
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/07 10:44:22 (permalink)
    The forum has been dead, Good topic JEB...Hopefully more people chime in. I'm headed to pymie tomorrow I hope to approve upon a few of my personal bests!!

    Got Walleye???
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/07 12:35:32 (permalink)
    Bluegill - 11.25"
    crappie - 14.25"
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/07 13:42:31 (permalink)
    I forgot to mention where mine came from:
    Gill: club lake
    Crappie: private pond
    Perch: Canada, Lake Huron
    Rock Bass: Erie
     
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/08 08:18:14 (permalink)
    Crappie- 17.25 Conneaut lake thru the ice
    Perch- 13.75 Erie
    Gill-  11.75 farm pond
    Rock bass- 10-10.5 ??? never actually measured one.
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/09 10:08:41 (permalink)
    True Gill not a hybrid 10.5 inland Res. several hundered 10-10.25 but never an 11,Perch 15.5 two L. Erie and inland Res.,Crappie 16.75  ice fishing Dead sea.(L.A) Rock bass 12.75 P.I.  BayErie.  all in  the state of Pa.
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/09 11:19:12 (permalink)
    Gill: 12"
    Crappie: 15.75"
    Perch: 15.5"
    Rock Bass: 12"

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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/09 13:22:42 (permalink)
    How can you tell a hybrid from a regular gill? Where can I go to catch a hybrid gill? How big do they get?  thanks  sam
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/09 22:48:04 (permalink)
    Hybrid bluegills are gills crossed with green sunfish. Greenies seem more aggressive to me. That must be what makes the hybrids more aggressive. I don't think that the pafc stocks them. You can buy them from hatcheries for private stocking. I believe some natural hybridization occurs. I guess you just have to luck into them. I caught some nice greenies in Indian Lake in North Huntington. I caught some really big ones in the Yough River near McKeesport. The were bigger than any Rock Bass that I have ever caught and were as big as some small smallies that I have caught in streams.
     
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/09 23:32:05 (permalink)
    Have you ever caught any hybrid gills? What do they look like,bars,stripes,dots ,colorization?  sam
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/10 02:53:30 (permalink)
    We probably all have caught a hybrid at some point. They can have features of either species. Hybrids that are gills and greenies will usually have a larger than normal mouth. Markings can be of either fish. They do hybridize in the wild. In my opinion, greenies are the most fun to catch of the sunfish species. They have bigger mouths and will hit larger bait. hey don't get as big as big bull gills although I have never got into any of the huge gills that some people have. I have caught some really nice ones though. Pretty much any sunfish can hybridize. They list bass as the largest of the sunfish family. I have always wondered if bass could hybridize with sunfish or gills. Why do you ask? Have you caught something that has you wondering?
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/10 08:39:20 (permalink)
    I asked because you were the only one that answered & I thought that you may know for sure. Every year we catch a lot of 9-11" gills, earlier this year a friend & I got 3 gills over 11" in one day & released them as we do with most bigger fish. I just didn't think that gills over 11" were as scarce as they seem to be,so I figured that maybe they were hybrids. We are fishing in public water from shore so I don't think that the state stocked hybrids. Doesn't matter to me anyways as they are fun to catch.  sam
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/10 09:30:51 (permalink)
    Sam, I've caught some really big gills in my time too. I don't think I'm catching hybrids either. I just think that you and I fish in places that most people don't think to fish. I still think you should have kept those big ones. Nice fillets. There are plenty of smaller fish full of eggs. I never feel bad about keeping big gills. LOL!

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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/10 11:07:41 (permalink)
    Bluegill   10"
    Crappie  14.5"
    Perch      14"
    Rock Bass  9"

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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/10 11:59:12 (permalink)
    John, Did you get the picts that I sent in a e-mail?  sam
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/10 14:12:22 (permalink)
    No, I didn't. When did you send it? Send it again, please.

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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/10 21:11:52 (permalink)
    I tell you no lies, this is the honest truth. 
     
    Crappie: 28 inches, caught in Otter Creek. It had a mouth so big, you could put a softball in it. It was released. 
     
    Northern Pike: 39 inches-Otter Creek
     
    Small Mouth Bass-25 inches-Pyme
     
    Large Mouth Bass-29 inches-Lake Erie
     
    Blue gill- 13 inches (Hempfield Pond)
     
    Channel Catfish-34 inches-Pyme
     
    Perch-15 inches- Shenango River
     
    Wall eye- 38 inches- Lake Erie
     
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/11 09:17:44 (permalink)
    You're channel cat is small... :)
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/11 09:54:04 (permalink)
    There is an article in to-days Tribune -Review about the size of gills in Virgin run dam. I imagine there will be a bus scheduled to go there after people read this. btw I understand that the weeds are very bad already if you are planning to go.Also a nice pict. of a guy & his son Groundhog hunting without Orange hats on, or even in sight. I guess he will be getting a few calls on that.  lol  sam
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/12 01:28:31 (permalink)
    Virgin Run could be really nice. I live within 20 mins of there and fish it a decent amount. I wish last years drawdown for repairs would have done something about the weeds. They are terrible.
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/12 09:43:01 (permalink)
    It's because of the weeds that the gills are so big. It makes it hard to fish, but that's what you need if you want to grow big gills. My favorite lake is the same way.

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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/18 10:44:29 (permalink)
    Nice fish guys, good responses. I've got hybrids out of a private lake in WV and they were big...  I didn't include bass (even thou they are techincally sunfish) I said pan fish( LOL). But here's mine anyways.
    Largemouth 23"
    Smallie 19.5"
    Spot: Never caught one or didn't recognize it as one.
     
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/18 10:48:51 (permalink)

    My largest PA perch, 13"& fat, through the ice (farm pond)
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/23 16:47:03 (permalink)
    how hard did the foot long rock bass hit?  I always thought pound for pound they were some of the harder fighting fish.
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/24 08:58:15 (permalink)
    tippecanoe

    how hard did the foot long rock bass hit?  I always thought pound for pound they were some of the harder fighting fish.


    It didn't hit very hard, but it definitely put up a great fight. I caught it out of the Mahoning Creek about 15 years ago. I was fishing for smallmouth in a pile of brush that had built up around the leading edge of a pier, under a RR bridge. I assumed that I had a big smallie on, because I was using 3" grubs on a 1/16oz jig. I have pics of it somewhere. All I had back then was a 110 camera. It's still the biggest rock bass that I've ever seen. It was almost as deep from back to belly as it was long from head to tail.

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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/27 08:58:59 (permalink)
    Slab;
    That sounds like a nice Rock Bass !!!
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/28 09:00:01 (permalink)
    Mall ? We don't even have a red light  ! LOL The Boro is only 4 blocls by 3 blocks. small little town, but a cool place to grow up...  Look me up next time your coming into town. Shoot me a PM..... I'll show you a few of my secret fishing holes.. LOL
     
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    Re:Largest panfish ! 2013/06/28 10:26:30 (permalink)
    Yeah, It a nice small town but we have our problems too. The bank was robbed a few years ago because they got rid of the boro police force.
    Last year my parents garage was broken into and just a few days ago were had a car stolen in town. It's not like it used to be when I was a kid, used to not even have to lock your doors, but it's still better than city life ! Too many oxy heads nowadays......  
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