Johns River holds many panfish including a lot of warmouths.
Shellcrackers typically prefer natural bait, but bluegills and warmouths often hit artificials.
An unusual sunfish, a warmouth looks similar to a bluegill in color, but with the shape and mouth of a bass.
For instance, some call a warmouth a goggle-eye or a rock bass.
Bluegills, pumpkinseeds, redears, warmouths
, green sunfish, and other species are biologically capable of mating with each other.
In his delightful book on Florida springs, Doug Stamm reports on "shadow bass," which look similar to warmouths
and live 40 to 80 feet deep or more in springs west of the Apalachicola River.
Fly fishermen can have a ball casting plastic mayflies and Clouser Minnows for largemouth bass, bluegills, shellcrackers and warmouths