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Telling the Sex of Fish


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Is it possible? If I was going to keep a couple for eatin', I'd really rather keep the males.

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I don't know if you can tell for sure. Generally males will be 18" or less. Frequently a bit skinnier than the females. But, I've been wrong on several occasions. Only time I can tell for sure is early spring(spawn is wrapping up) or in the fish cleaning house.

It would be nice if someone had a surefire way to determine this though.

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I KNOW THIS ONE! LOL
The anus on a male will look round like a circle. The anus on a Female will be in a key hole shape or kinda like a oval circle.

Correct me if im wrong, but im almost positvie thats right.

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Ahhhh, the technicalities of fishing. I worry more about gender identification when I'm in bars.

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Trout are easy. Males will have a bigger mouth then the females. The bigger they are the easier it gets to tell the difference of the sex with trout.

Male trout can get as big a the females, so size isn't a great way to tell the difference with trout.

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The only species I can tell 100% are crappies. The belly of the male will have black and the bellies of the females will be all white.

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I vote for PikeEye.... I was told the same thing from a old buddy of mine!!


Good Luck

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The anus is not a 100% correct all the time. Its still a guess most of the time. The only true way to tell is to fillet!

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And the mouth thing, since when has the male's mouth ever been bigger than a females????

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well since this thread is going downhill fast I'll ask the all important gender oogling rule question? What is the acceptable time to stare at a fishes anus before you are violating their rights?

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It was always my thought that it was pretty easy to distinguish between the two.....

The males grab the bait and fight real hard for the first few seconds then they sputter out and come right to the boat....

The females however, they'll come most of the way to the boat without much of a fight....then just when you think you got them....they take you for a ride, steal your expensive lure, and humiliate you in front of your friends.

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And what about trash fish, nothing but C&Rs and you never know who's caught them before you. Key holes so big ya'd have to strap a.........ah never mind.

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This is starting to get as good as the guardian fish thread we had. Where's the ice?????

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I never know till I have a fish in the livewell, what sex they are.
Once there, I determine the gender by holding my credit card at one end of the livewell... the males all ignore the card and move away from my hand and head to the other side of the livewell.

Well, you know the rest of this story.... smile.gif
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The females always ask: "Do you think this makes me look fat?"
Geez...what kind of STUPID question is that? Look in the mirror, it doesn't lie!

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The female is the one that after you catch and release it, follows you around all day, asking do you still respect me grin.gif

That or says quit staring at my butt smile.gif

[This message has been edited by upnorth (edited 11-02-2003).]

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