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My father and I are casual fishermen who are just now getting more into the hobby, and we caught about 6 or 7 of these guys today with this one being the largest. At first I thought it was a rock bass, but I'm just not to positive so if anyone could help me out that'd be appreciated! Also, I have a picture of a smaller one if needed
 

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"Red eyes" are what some folks call rock bass. The warmouth has a nickname also: goggle eye.


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in the ozarks/midwest, we call rock bass by that name, goggle eye. rarely actually hear someone say "rock bass" ... i'd never heard 'em called red eyes until i started fishing in nc/virginia.

regional names for fish fascinate me ...
 

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I've heard warmouth called redeye too. Those things are the most hardy panfish I've ever seen. Put one of them in a bucket full of brim with no aerator and two hours later all of the fish are dead except the warmouth. They are often the only panfish in inhospitable waters, along with gar, blackfish and cats. I catch a ton of them in the swamp.
 

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I've heard warmouth called redeye too. Those things are the most hardy panfish I've ever seen. Put one of them in a bucket full of brim with no aerator and two hours later all of the fish are dead except the warmouth. They are often the only panfish in inhospitable waters, along with gar, blackfish and cats. I catch a ton of them in the swamp.
It makes sense, I'm fishing in a swampier area
 

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in the ozarks/midwest, we call rock bass by that name, goggle eye. rarely actually hear someone say "rock bass" ... i'd never heard 'em called red eyes until i started fishing in nc/virginia.

regional names for fish fascinate me ...
Up north we called Rock Bass 'Red Eye Rock Bass'. Have heard Warmouth called Google Eye but never heard them called Red Eye. Interesting.
 

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There is a actual "Redeye Bass" species.....awesome fish but they don't reside here as far as I know....


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Yeah, that's the one I was referring to as the Coosa bass, Micropterus Coosae. Some sites say there are some western NC flows that are rumored to have them, not sure myself.
 

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My son caught a nice one yesterday. I was fishing with a bobber using worms and when I put my line in the water a fish came up and engulfed my bobber. Took the whole thing in its mouth and gave me a tug before spitting it out. I told my son to grab the flyrod (he was bobber fishing too at the time) and catch that fish that just ate my bobber. It ate his fly as soon as it hit the water, nice goggle eye too.
 
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