Smallmouth and largemouth bass are New York State's two species of black basses. They are the largest members of the sunfish family and have a more elongated, robust body shape. Both species are highly prized sportfish, generally requiring more effort and skill to catch than other sunfish.
Bluegill fishing is very popular because the fish bite year round and fishing for bluegill with young children can be an excellent way of getting kids hooked on the sport. The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish and one of the most common in North America.
The green sunfish has a slender, thick body, a fairly long snout, and a large mouth with the upper jaw extending beneath the pupil of the eye; it has a larger mouth and a thicker, longer body than most sunfishes of the genus Lepomis, thus resembling the warmouth and the smallmouth bass.
Pomoxis is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The white crappie is pomoxis annularis and the black crappie is pomoxis nigromaculatis. The common name crappie refers to either of the Pomoxis species, both of which are extremely popular game fish.
The redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus, also known as the shellcracker, Georgia bream, cherry gill, chinquapin, improved bream, rouge ear sunfish and sun perch) is a freshwater fish in the Centrarchidae family and is native to the southeastern United States.
The Roanoke bass (Ambloplites cavifrons) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native only to a few river systems, including the Eno River in North Carolina and the Roanoke River in Virginia and North Carolina.
The rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris), also known as the rock perch, goggle-eye, red eye, is a fresh water fish native to east-central North America. This red eyed creature is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes and can be distinguished from other similar species by the six spines in the anal fin (other sunfish have only three anal fin spines).
The warmouth, warmouth sunfish, or warmouth bass, (Lepomis gulosus), is a freshwater fish of the sunfish (Centrarchidae) family that is found throughout the eastern United States. Other local names include molly, redeye, goggle-eye, red-eyed bream, stump knocker, and strawberry perch.