posted on: May 22, 2023
Location: Churchville Rec Pond
My daughter, Evelyn Marie Vass, and I were fishing the Churchville Rec Pond when she caught what she initially believed to be a Bluegill/Crappie hybrid. She ended up catching 3 different fish that look exactly the same.
DNR Info: Great catch Evelyn! The fish you caught is a redear sunfish. You can read more about them here https://bassonline.com/freshwater-species/redear-sunfish/
She also caught several other fish a couple days prior. A largemouth bass and a black crappie.
Check out our youth fishing site for more information and to join the Youth Fishing Club: dnr.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/youth/index.aspx
You can also print out a My First Fish Certificate from there as well.