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Bluegill. Scientific Name : Lepomis macrochirusFood : Water and land insecetsHabitat : Freshwater. Bluegill. Grows to a maximum of 16 inchesSchooling fish of 20 - 30Spawn in June. Redear. Scientific Name : Lepomis microlophusFood : SnailsHabitat : Freshwater. . Redear. Maximum length is 43.2 cmDark colored dorsally and yellow-green ventrallyMales have cherry red edge on its operculum (flap that protects the gills).

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1. Fish By: RaeAnn, Amber, and Amanda

2. Bluegill Scientific Name : Lepomis macrochirus Food : Water and land insecets Habitat : Freshwater

3. Bluegill Grows to a maximum of 16 inches Schooling fish of 20 - 30 Spawn in June

4. Redear Scientific Name : Lepomis microlophus Food : Snails Habitat : Freshwater

5. Redear Maximum length is 43.2 cm Dark colored dorsally and yellow-green ventrally Males have cherry red edge on its operculum (flap that protects the gills)

6. Largemouth Bass Scientific Name : Micropterus salmoides Food : Crawfish and Crawdads Habitats : Freshwater

7. Largemouth Bass Weighs 1 - 3 lbs Maximum length is 38 inches Can live up to 23 years

8. Smallmouth Bass Scientific Name : Micropterus dolomieu Food : Crawfish and Crawdads Habitat : Freshwater

9. Smallmouth Bass Females can lay up to 21,000,000 eggs Green with dark vertical bands 13 – 15 soft rays in dorsal fin

10. White Crappie Scientific Name : Pomoxis annularis Food : Fish, insects, snails Habitat : Freshwater

11. White Crappie Maximum length is 13 inches They have 6 spines on the dorsal fin They spawn in spring

12. Black Crappie Scientific Name : Pomoxis nigromaculatus Food : Fish, insects, snails Habitat : Freshwater

13. Black Crappie They spawn in May or June The female can lay up to 60,000 eggs They grow 2-3 inches long their first year

14. Spotted Bass Scientific Name : Micropterus punctulatus Food : Crawfish and crawdads Habitat : Freshwater

15. Spotted Bass Females can lay up to 47,000 eggs They spawn in water temperatures of 57-74 F Spawn from ages 3-4

16. Blue Catfish Scientific Name : Ictalurus furcatus Food : Insects, Crawfish, mollusks Habitat : Freshwater and Brackish water

17. Blue Catfish Maximum length is 24 inches Usually weigh 20-40 lbs They spawn in late spring or early summer

18. Channel Catfish Scientific Name: Ictalurus punctatus Food: Insects, crayfish, mollusks Habitat: Freshwater and brackish water

19. Channel Catfish Spawn in last spring or early summer Most mature by the time they reach 12 inches in length They have 24 – 29 rays in the anal fin

20. Saugeye Scientific Name: Stizostedion vitreum Food: Gizzard Shad Habitat: Freshwater

21. Saugeye Maximum length is 16 inches Cross between female walleye and male sauger, produced in hatcheries. Not fertile. They congregate on the bottoms, sandbars, or near ledges and drop-offs

22. Sauger Scientific Name: Sander canadensis Food: Zooplankton Habitat: Freshwater

23. Sauger They weigh .75 to 1 lb Spawn in spring Is a close relative to the walleye

24. Walleye Scientific Name: Sander vitreus Food: Zooplankton Habitat: Freshwater

25. Walleye Spawn in April and May They grow up to 30 inches in length They weigh up to 15 lbs

26. Carp Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio Food: Live plant matter Habitat: Freshwater

27. Carp They are 15-22 inches in length They can weigh up to 7 lbs Spawns in spring

28. White Perch Scientific Name: Morone americana Food: Water insects Habitat: Freshwater

29. White Perch They can be 5-7 inches long Average weight in 8 ounces A common name is “White Perch”

30. Striped Bass Scientific Name: Morone saxatilis Food: Crawfish and Crawdads Habitat: Freshwater and saltwater

31. Striped Bass They can weigh up to 100 lbs Can grow up to 5 feet in length They have 7 to 8 stripes on their sides

32. Hybrid Striped Bass Scientific Name: Micropterus punctulatus Food: Crawfish and crawdads Habitat: Freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water

33. Hybrid Striped Bass Cross between the striped bass and white bass They spawn in rocky areas Unlike some hybrids, this one is fertile and spawns in spring.

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