really BIG minnow

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by fishinphenom, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. fishinphenom

    fishinphenom New Member

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    Went to throw my net for some bait at a pond near my house and have been getting some of these really really big minnows.. I had never seen one this big before..

    It looks like a regular shiner.. but alot bigger.. anyone ever seen them get this big?
     

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  2. bulethed

    bulethed New Member

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    i have seen those in ponds up to 8 or 10 inches long.

    bill.
     

  3. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Looks like its just a shiner..
     
  4. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    In the bait shops around here you can buy "pike sized shiners" (or so they're called) and they're a little bigger than that. Of course that's hatchery bred, not natural like yours.

    That is a BIG minnow!
     
  5. catman george

    catman george New Member

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    It is just a big golden shiner that's all.
     
  6. simpleokie

    simpleokie New Member

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    Thats exactly like the one I got a week or 2 ago, Is it possible that we are using the same pond for bait? By Yukon? Any way, I normally get bluegills and bull heads there, I catch them on dough bait, I caught the shiner on dough. Thats a great bait. I was surprised how much it stank. Different than shad but just as strong.
     
  7. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    I agree its a shiner, but hopefully, it will catch you a BIG fish!
     
  8. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    thats on nice shiner. Might want to save him incase you dont catch any fish. then you can take it home and fry it up.:big_smile:
     
  9. fishinphenom

    fishinphenom New Member

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    I live down near moore and newcastle.. so its probably a different pond..

    Didnt know they could get this big is all. Just thought I would share:tounge_out:
     
  10. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    I need 10 dozen please
     
  11. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Those work great, down below Gore, on big stripers.
     
  12. KATTERMAN

    KATTERMAN New Member

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    did'nt know they got that big either,should like to have few dozen like that
     
  13. grandfisher

    grandfisher Member

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    These aren't the regular creek shiners. They are commonly referred to as brooders. They have qualities that almost resemble a goldfish. I've seen them up to 8" long. I have a couple ponds that have them in them. They will bite a small lure or a small hook like a perch. In the spring they get potbellies like a goldfish because they're full of eggs I guess. I don't know the scientific name, but the one baitshop I've seen them in, called them brooders. But undoubtedly, they're some strain of shiner minnow. Maybe they're native to Oklahoma creeks?
     
  14. festus

    festus New Member

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    Yep, that's a golden shiner. They'll reach a foot long. The state record golden shiner in Tennessee is 15 ounces, caught out of Chicamaugua Lake.

    Those shiners are really popular in Florida for bass fishing. Does anyone remember the show Roland Martin was using them with balloons for floaters and catching monster largemouth?
     
  15. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Yea I remember seeing that show not only is it a good Bass bait its a great cat bait
     
  16. grandfisher

    grandfisher Member

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