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#456489 09/25/16 12:30 PM
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Do juvenile redear have red markings?

Stocked hbg and res fingerlings in early spring.
Have yet to catch anything with red markings.

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Yes but they are sometimes kind of hard to see till the fish get to about 3". Sometimes you can tell at 2", sometimes not. I caught a couple of 1" RES in traps this last week (at least they came out of a forage pond with supposedly only RES as the sunfish variety) and I would not be able to tell them from a BG.


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Male n female both have the red?

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Red or orange.

Generally speaking dominant looking larger males tend to have bright red tabs and females or younger specimens may have orange but that is not an absolute.


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buck-man #456856 10/01/16 12:20 PM
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I'm wondering if the cold killed them off. Is Southern IL Temps. safe for redears? Newer pond is one acre 10-12 ft deepest .clay bottom

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Southern Illinois should be just fine for RES, ones sourced locally should fair a bit better than ones brought in from more southern locations. It is not unusual to stock RES and not see them for a while.

Here are a few older threads with some small RES pictures.

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.ph...true#Post304474

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=453552&page=1



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Thanks , pics were helpful as well

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Here is more than you ever wanted to know about RES.

RES info and links

And here is another thread with various fingerling pictures.

Fingerling sunfish


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thanks a lot!


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