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Can you identify this fish?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by blkcloud, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. blkcloud

    blkcloud Active Member

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    My daughter caught it off our dock with red wigglers.. I have looked at pictures of all types of shad and skipjack but cant nail this one down.. thanks!!
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  2. larrycrismond

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    Looks like a white mullet to me, but they are almost never caught on a hook. Is your dock on saly water?
     
  3. blkcloud

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    No its in Northern Alabama on the Tennessee river..
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Looks alot like our white bass except the mouth is too small.
     
  5. kiv-c

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    Based on a size comparison to the pliers laying next to it, I'd say that's one of the minnows we use here in Minnesota for walley and pike fishing.
     
  6. Texas Crew'd

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    Shad or American Shad...baitfish
     
  7. Joe G. NJ

    Joe G. NJ TS Member

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    It looks like the Blue longnosed plier fish. Just kidding, sorry.
     
  8. dbart1948

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    Per the Wisconsin DNR fish identification data base, this looks very similar to a "Freshwater Drum" to me.

    Dave
     
  9. DoubleAuto

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    Haven't worked in fisheries since 1988 but the two types of shad in the Wilson, Wheeler, Guntersville, etc. reservoirs were Threadfin Shad and Gizzard Shad. If this isn't one of them then maybe somehow another species got introduced as baitfish. It is definitely not a Skipjack Herring. Note: While not reproducing, we used to catch some large goldfish around Triana, AL in small mesh hoop nets. Some people used the smaller goldfish as baitfish.

    DoubleAuto
     
  10. donegal shooter

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    It looks like something we call a "River Dace" in New England.Check Google>Images for River Dace.Tell her good catch for me!


    Slainte,


    Scott
     
  11. Damifino

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    Winner winner chicken Dinner Texas Crew'd - "American Shad"


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    Click here to go to the FWC site.
     
  12. wayneo

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    Its a Cisco. Wayne

    Got to edit my post and go with Mooneye after I read the link.
     
  13. psfive

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    2nd vote for Alewife. We always called them Mooneye. Paul
     
  14. psfive

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    3nd vote for Alewife. We always called them Mooneye. Sorry I put an incorrect e-mail address on my previous post. Since that is not me I get to vote again. Paul
     
  15. GrubbyJack

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    take your pick..........grubby
     
  16. superxjeff

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    looks like a big shiner or maybe an aliwife. If it's an alewife you would know as thousands would wash up on the beach and stink worse then a pig farm in 100 degree heat. Jeff
     
  17. DoubleAuto

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    That is possibly a Mooneye. They are not found as commonly in the Tennessee River as the Threadfin Shad and Gizzard Shad by a long shot. In fact, in cove rotenone surveys in the 70's and 80's there would be a hand full of Mooneye while there were tubs full of Threadfin and/or Gizzard Shad. Maybe Alewives were called "Mooneyes" around the Great Lakes but the true Mooneye and Alewives are two distinct species.

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  18. mixer

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    Whatever it is, it looks like a candidate for Lutefisk.


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  19. quartering

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    what did it taste like?
     
  20. StonewallRacing

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    looks like the alewife we have in Lake Michigan.

    SW
     
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