Warmouth

Warmouth

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Warmouth are a very hardy member of the sunfish family. They can survive in poor water quality and at low oxygen levels that would kill other fish. 

Warmouth reach sexual maturity at 3 to 4 inches in length. They spawn in spring and summer when water temperatures reach 71 degrees. Females can produce between 4,000 - 63,000 eggs during a spawning season. Warmouth can grow to over 12 inches and weigh more than 2.5 pounds. They are good to eat and are found throughout most of the eastern United States.

 
Warmouth are also known as Lepomis gulosus and sometimes referred to as Stumpknockers, Red-Eyed Bream, Wood Bass, Weed Bass, Mud Bass and Strawberry Perch. When in breeding condition, the males eyes turn red in color. 

 

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