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Warmwater Sportfish of New York

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LARGEMOUTH BASS

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  • Upper jaw extends past eye
  • Deep notch
  • Dark horizontal band
  • WALLEYE

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  • Canine teeth
  • Two separate dorsal fins
  • Black spot at rear of edge of first dorsal fin
  • NORTHERN PIKE

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  • Light spots on a dark background
  • Cheek and upper half of gill cover scaled
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  • 5 or fewer pores on underside of jaw
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    MUSKELLUNGE

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  • Dark vertical bars on light background
  • Upper half of cheek and gill cover scaled
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  • 6 to 9 pores on underside of jaw
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    TIGER MUSKELLUNGE

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  • Irregular vertical bars on light background
  • 5 to 8 pores on underside of jaw
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  • Cheek and upper half of gill cover scaled
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    SMALLMOUTH BASS

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  • Upper jaw does not extend past eye
  • Shallow notch
  • YELLOW PERCH

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  • Two separate dorsal fins
  • Dark vertical bars on yellow sides
  • CHAIN PICKEREL

  • Chain-like markings on sides
  • Dark vertical bar under eye
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  • Cheek and gill cover fully scaled
  • Curved
  • Snout
  • Flat, diamond shaped body
  • BLACK CRAPPIE

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  • Dark mottled patches
  • BLUEGILL

  • Bluish gill cover
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  • Dusky spot at rear of dorsal fin
  • Faint vertical dark bars
  • PUMPKINSEED

  • Wavy turquoise bands on sides of head and cheek
  • Red spot on gill cover
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    ROCK BASS

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  • Red eye
  • Irregular blotches on upper half
  • Faint horizontal lines on lower half
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