This round of our Name that Fish Contest features one of my personal favorites…When I probably should have been spending more time studying Algebra or, better yet, perfecting my major league curveball, I was actually tromping around the streams and ponds near my house in Northern California chasing these little devils.
Native to the southwestern U.S., these scrappy little guys max out at 10 or 12 inches and are kinda “bluegill-esque” at first glance, but then you’ll notice these guys feature a much larger mouth…which, by the way, is designed to suck down they’re favorite food: crawfish.
Since our T-shirt printers are totally dropping the ball and haven’t (after two months) gotten our order to us, we’ll have to leave the prize outta this round. I know…sucks. But, just for kicks, can you guess this fish’s identity in the comments section?