= red-eared sunfish n 1.
1965 Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light (TX) 16 Apr 3/9, The party was fishing at Red Lake, between Fairfield and Palestine. The haul, made in a brief period of time, included 21 cherry gills and bass, and a channel catfish. 2013 in 2016 DARE File—Internet TX, I grew up in Texas fishing for brim, sunfish, “perch”, cherry-gill, blue-gill and rock bass. We would gut them, de-scale them and fry them whole.