Help me identify this fish!!!

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  1. OPERATOR STINGRAY

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    Yup. Looks like some kind of Oscar. Body shape was exactly like some of them and coloration on some are very similar.
     
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    The yellow glow around the fins and tail says Greenie, to me.
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    Just wondering why you asked!? You keep telling us that it is the worst pic in the world, and yet that is all we have to go on. That and you KNOW it is not a Green Sunfish! How is anybody else supposed to identify it?

    BTW, my second guess would be a Tilapia. Now tell me you KNOW it is not a Tilapia!
     
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    Here is descriptive detail:
    It was blue on the majority of its body and faded into a deep reddish purple at the tail and light blue at the head. The body was slender and thin but a bit thicker than a bluegill
     
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    Dead ringer for the GS here in E county
     
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    I have caught hybrids with patternless bodies and lots of blue in the head. But that blue head!
     
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    I vote greenie too. The tips being white and the coloring are what I see when I catch them locally. It is weird that it is so high in the water though. Whenever I have caught them they were always in rocks/under things, very rarely sight fishing them. Ive never seen one on the surface like that.

    Did you not have a pole? I feel like there are usually very aggressive fish and territorial.
     
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    Im actually getting ready to head buck up to where I found it right now. Im bringing a rod and reel and my secret sunfish bait
     
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    Yeah! I like it. Hopefully we put an end to the discussion. It would be awesome if you're right.
     
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    big old greenie right here. Doesn't look like the one I saw tho still

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    Yup. I think the one I saw was just waaaay more vibrant. I saw it again today. It sits on the surface around noon and sits there for like an hour. I couldn't get it to bite but I was catching other GSF.

    Here is another that I caught

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    But it can't be a greensunfish. You stated that many many times in your posts.........
     
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    haha very funny. Im from Washington State... They look super different there thus why I had my doubts. You can see in the pictures that the pic that started this thread, The fish was WAY more vibrant and blue apposed to a patterned body with blue speckles. Here are photos of the one I saw vs another I caught:

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    In my conclusion, I do believe it was a Green Sunfish. I do however think that it just had some weird coloration. The bright blue head along with the full blue body is something i've never seen.
     
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    It's funny how much variation you can have in one species. A big part is the environment of course and what kind of cover and temperature they are in. The ones I have seen here always looked like the one you're holding. Dark with bright blue steaks and colored tips, a beautiful fish. Not really green at all like you may see online. Probably just the sun reflecting off it making it so bright. Probably also why it didn't show up on camera as well.

    In never target then so when I get one it is always a fun surprise.
     
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    One of a few reasons the green sunfish is my favorite fish in our local waters. They have the coolest color variations. Almost pure black ones in deeper rocky areas, bright orange/blue in shallow brushy areas, and pretty much every combination in between.
     
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    Ya, they are very interesting. I never new they had such a wide range of colors. All the ones in Washington State look like this

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    red-bellied-piranha-1-e1552727879587-750x480.jpg It's a Piranha!
     
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