What are these fish??????

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by NewMexicoCatfisher, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. NewMexicoCatfisher

    NewMexicoCatfisher New Member

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    I caught 2 of these things while fishing for bass in a little creek known as Shining River. They hit yo-zuri snap beans and put up quite the fight. :eek:oooh:
     

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  2. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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  3. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    pretty sure those are shad.some rivers in the east they fish for them quite a bit and catch some good sized ones.
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    That could be a big old shad or big shinner.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Gizzard shad, Great cut bait. and the gizzard is about the best cat bait in these parts. Seth.
     
  6. ateamfisherman

    ateamfisherman New Member

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    They are Buffalo fish they are good to eat they have lots of bones. But they make real good cut bait. They are a hand full on a hook. Thanks Sam Davis
     
  7. ateamfisherman

    ateamfisherman New Member

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    It is a Buffalo they fight real good, that what it be. thanks Sam Davis
     
  8. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Gizzard shad . The only thing I use on the big blues back East.
     
  9. NewMexicoCatfisher

    NewMexicoCatfisher New Member

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    I figured they were shad because the threadfin shad abound in the stream. Just never thought a shad to be that big. I didn't keep them but, I will be able to get them for bait because, I saw about 100 of them in this pool
     
  10. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Shad guts go for about $9.00 a pint around here.(hint hint) Catch them cut them in chuncks or strips then vacume seal the rest.
     
  11. NewMexicoCatfisher

    NewMexicoCatfisher New Member

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    $9 a pint, i could be in the money. Not that I would ever devastate that fragile stream but, I will probably be getting a few for bait every now and then
     
  12. EKYHunter

    EKYHunter New Member

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    Gizzard Shad , makes great cut bait for catfish.
     
  13. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    :eek:oooh:Man I wish I could find some gizzards like that around here :tounge_out: No telling the size of the striper I catch with one of them
     
  14. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Sure do look like gizzard shad to me. I didn't know they would hit a lure!

    We do fish for shad in the rivers around here when they run up to spawn in the spring, but those are American shad - a whole different fish. They are more closely related to blueback herring and skipjacks than to gizzard and threadfin shad.
     
  15. LiveWire

    LiveWire New Member

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    Looks like one of those carp that came over from Asia somewhere. Cant think of the name of em' but apparently they are multiplying way too fast and eating too much of the vegetation in our waters. (Watched a special on Na. Geo not long ago about them)
     
  16. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I wonder what size flat head I could useing him live:wink:
     
  17. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Here are a few charts to assist in the identification of different species of shad.

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    My motto is "if it has scales, it's bait!"
     
  18. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    one thing i know. they aint asian carp. there eyes are to far up on the head. asian are lower like in pic. the pic is a silver and the asian look very similar and the eyes are in same spot.

    they do look like a gizzard shad. if they are those are huge my man.
     
  19. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Those big head carp or asian carp are so bad here at Hovey lake if I rev up the motor you will see 50 to a hundred of them jump out of the water and there not little either.I have been hit in the head and chest by them when going down a narrow channel both were over 5# we had a very big one nail the side of the motor scared the crap out of me. You have to throw out every one you catch in the state of Indiana but I have never caught one.