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Got my biggest gill ever last night, cell phone camera doesnt do it justice. Dont have length yet, but its scratched into my wood seat and will measure soon.

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Carp-fisher

Wow nice fish! Very unique looking; probably a hybrid of some sort.

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JBMasterAngler

Yeah, looks mostly like a bluegill, but with a hint of pumpkinseed characteristics. In which case makes it an even more impressive fish.

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Powerstroke

I'd say 9" for sure. WHat a nice fish. Can I come fishing with you?!?

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Hugo

Nice fish Chad!

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iFishMN.us

Thanks! I finally got out and measured my marks and it was 9 3/4". I thought I had finally hit that 10" mark but not quite, guess I have to keep fishing! I have caught some 9"ers before but this fish was so thick I knew it was the biggest I have ever caught, very beat up, old fish with battle wounds. Heading back today to try for another.

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magic_minnow

nice fish nonetheless. I was born on 4/20 ahha

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Andrew Erickson

nice fish!

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TurnUpTheFishing

Very nice! Looks a little like a hybrid.

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iFishMN.us

Yesterday was even better, got a few big ones, here is my biggest, it went 10.25", and I think they were all pumpkinseeds, or at least hybrid. Does this fish look like a purebred pumkinseek?

All fish caught in very shallow water, 1 foot or less with small ratsos, white being a great color yesterday. Caught many small fish also, but the biggest seem to come from right next to shore, bullrushes. Small west metro lake, sorry a bit too small to name, but to avoid assumption, it is not steiger or auburn, kinda looks like it in pics.

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Thanks for all the replies, I spent all winter trying to hunt down a 10" sunny and failed, finally broke that mark this week! All fish CPR'd.

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RobertELee

Wow! You found yourself a nice little honey hole, congratulations.

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iFishMN.us

I was just lookin at the DNR site, the state record for pumkinseed is only 10.1" long? If that is purebred pumkinseed that I am catching, that fish had to be close. Wish I woulda had a light scale with me to get the weight.

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TurnUpTheFishing

Those are all nice fish but I think your getting some big hybrids not pumpkins. They dont have a distinct red mark on the tip of the gill plate and the mouths look quite large even for fish of that size...

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iFishMN.us

Yea that seems to be the case, I did catch a few pure pumkinseeds but the bigger ones appear to be hybrids, they seem to have alot of pumkin in them which makes them look really pretty with all the colors and lines. I have gotten quite a few nice sized fish, only 1 of which was a bluegill.

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