A green sunfish x bluegill hybrid.
A tiny bluegill.
Then I got this gorgeous bluegill x green sunfish hybrid with amazing colors, especially on the belly.
The pictures do no justice to the colors. It was an overcast day, but this guy still shines. Put up a heck of a fight on my micro-light rod, too. By the way, if you're in Jersey and looking for a hybrid sunfish, your odds are pretty high under the Carnegie Lake dam. A bobber and worm is really all you need, but taking them on tiny crank baits, jigs, and flies is way more fun since these scrappers are really aggressive. The best areas are submerged timber and right along the dam wall.
A nice bluegill.
I planned to fish through the evening, but it started to pour (really, really hard), and when lightning came, I decided it was best to pack up.