Griggs Dam Mystery!?!?!

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Mr. Whisker77, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Mr. Whisker77

    Mr. Whisker77 New Member

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    Today I went out with my cast net to the scioto river below Griggs damn in Franklin county (cols). When i first cast out, the part of the river was very fast flowing, and I cought nothing with my cast net, so i moved to a slower bay area. Looking for shad, i cast out and when it hit the bottom i brought it up. These browish, skinny fish were all over my net:confused2:. They have a sucker-ish mouth so id think they were creek chub or something. they were an average of about 2-3 inches long and if they are probobly creek chub i guess ill use em above the damn for channels :cool2:. So if you have any idea tell me sorry i have no pic. they looked like a baby carp but not as round. if you post a pic of what u think it is ill tell ya :)
     
  2. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Alec, they very well could be, sound like it, look like this one?
     

  3. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD New Member

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    no what they are is log perch i been catching them to
     
  4. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD New Member

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    sorry here a picture does this look like it
     

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  5. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Thats a sucker chub. a cross between a chub, and a sucker.. we have them here. Great bait. cut the heads off, and impale a big hook in em'.
     
  6. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Well that is a Creek Chub around here, some are darker and this time of year some are light in color, and I have caught then well over 5-6 inches for bait? Here is another pic of one from here. All be it either one would be great bait I'm sure...
     
  7. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    log perch creekchub sucker dont ,matter they all will work for bait! the log perch are a bit spiny though.
     
  8. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD New Member

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    Is this what you guys are calling a sucker chub ? this here is a white sucker
     

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  9. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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  10. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    There are any number of different spieces of suckers in Ohio streams ... I would be inclined to think it was one of them, a young from last year. They would be about the size you indicated. .... Garry-
     
  11. neocats

    neocats New Member

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  12. Mr. Whisker77

    Mr. Whisker77 New Member

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    thanks for all the replies... i took one live in a fish tank to study it and the top half of the fish is much darker than the top, and it has more of a sucker mouth when it opens it and when its closed it look like more of a mouth of a shad its kinda wierd lol. it sound like what pshykomekanic said. you have a pic.


    i looked at the pics that you other guys put it, deifnatley not them, it had a distincet darker top half and a sucker mouth when opened. thanks for the replys guys it means alot. this website rox :cool2:
     
  13. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    might be a quillback they look like a half carp and half sucker or a stoneroller
     
  14. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    go to the ohio dnr site and you can find them click on fish and then non sportfish has all types of minnows there
     
  15. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    If you are going to be using your cast net very mcuh you might want to invest in a Fish Identification Book of Fresh water fishes. .... Just a thought .... Garry-:cool2: