I've always heard that people eat and catch hornyheads in upper East TN, I even recall seeing newspaper articles about it. I had a friend who lived up there for a while at Mountain City and he says some even eat them. Not very appealing to me, but they make good bait for cats, bass, walleyes, and muskies. They're a different species from creek chubs. I have caught them 8" to 10" long, there's one place called Crooked Fork Creek that's full of them. I Googled up this from the 'net: Hornyheads (stoneroller) usually begin their spawning runs this month. Fishing for hornyheads is a long time tradition in Northeast Tennessee, probably before trout were regularly stocked in the local mountain streams. Although these minnows rarely get bigger than 9 or 10 inches, they can be lots of fun to catch with crickets, nightcrawler chunks, even size 10 or 12 nymphs with a fly rod. Hornyheads are considered rough fish, and there is no catch limit, so its possible to catch 40 or 50 in just a couple of hours. Large spawning males are easily recognizable by the large knots on the front of their head. Give it a try if you havent, they make for great eating.