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    A buddy and I headed out to Lake Manatee today to fly fish on a windy day. I picked a new launch near the bridge at Verna-Bethany Road. Figured we could paddle up the river if it got too windy. Near our launch site, I caught three nice bass and a few big bluegill on poppers before the wind picked up. We headed up the river and did fair. We caught some big bluegill, a large stumpknocker and a shiner -- mostly on nymphs.
    Not a bad day, considering the wind.










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    Steve, that 2nd picture appears to be a nice-sized Spotted Sunfish. Very cool!!
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishnDave View Post
    Steve, that 2nd picture appears to be a nice-sized Spotted Sunfish. Very cool!!
    Yes, indeed, Dave. Down here, we call them stumpknocker!

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    Ah, cool! I just learned something new! I'll add that to my U.S. freshwater fish species name conversion table:
    Speckled Perch = Crappie = Sac-a-lait
    Bream = Sunnies = general term for any sunfish species
    Shellcracker = Redear Sunfish
    Stumpknocker = Spotted Sunfish
    Sand Bass = White Bass
    Sunnies = any sunfish species in MN
    Wipers = Hybrid Striped Bass
    Freshwater Drum = Sheephead
    White Amur = Grass Carp
    Dogfish = Bowfin = Mudfish
    Eelpout = Burbot

    I bet there's more! What am I still missing? ;o)
    Last edited by FishnDave; 04-07-2016 at 03:08 PM. Reason: updated list
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishnDave View Post
    Ah, cool! I just learned something new! I'll add that to my U.S. freshwater fish species name conversion table:
    Speckled Perch = Crappie = Sac-a-lait
    Bream = Bluegill
    Shellcracker = Redear Sunfish
    Stumpknocker = Spotted Sunfish
    Sand Bass = White Bass
    Sunnies = any sunfish species in MN
    Wipers = Hybrid Striped Bass
    Freshwater Drum = Sheepshead
    White Amur = Grass Carp
    Dogfish = Bowfin
    Eelpout = Burbot

    I bet there's more! What am I still missing? ;o)
    You can add a few:

    Bowfin = dogfish and mudfish

    Freshwater drum is NOT a sheepshead, but a sheephead

    Bream is a collective noun for all panfish; not just bluegill

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    ok thanks! I updated the list above.
    That's a really cool photo of the Golden Shiner, Steve!
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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