What is it???

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by Graywolf, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

    Messages:
    136
    State:
    Peru, IL.
    We got moved into our house (boxes empty anyways) and we took a day off from moving. The wife went shopping with two of our daughters. I went fishing with one of my grandsons. I now have to learn the Illinois river here in Peru and LaSalle (darn!!). Anyways we were at Starved rock and I caught this. I know it is a Carp and think it might be one of those bighead carp??? Not sure. At first I thought it was a sucker but it isn't. Any ideas????
     

    Attached Files:

  2. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

    Messages:
    1,189
    State:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    i think it is an asian carp, but I know it isn't a sucker or buffloe.
     

  3. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

    Messages:
    3,170
    State:
    Illinois
    I have to agree with Leonard. It looks like an Asian Carp. Kind of hard to tell from the picture though..:confused2:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

    Messages:
    1,574
    State:
    Normal, IL
    Probably a baby asian carp those things sure can be annoying.
     
  5. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,081
    State:
    Triadelphia, WV
    Name:
    Walter Flack
    looks like the common grass carp to me
     
  6. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,689
    State:
    Council Bluffs, Iowa
    Name:
    John
    I Have to go with Walter Common Grass Carp JMO J.D.Straka :big_smile:
     
  7. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    Messages:
    3,485
    State:
    Missouri
    Looks like some species of carp but not for sure sorry!--pk powell:smile2:
     
  8. joesf

    joesf New Member

    Messages:
    283
    State:
    Bloomington IL
    Eye looks like its in the wrong place for a big head. I thought it may have been a White horse sucker at first glance but I don't think that is right either.
     
  9. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

    Messages:
    2,272
    State:
    Ohio
    looks like bait to me!:smile2:
     
  10. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

    Messages:
    1,190
    what ever it is i wish i had a dozen of them!!!all most looks like an over grown golden shiner,or maybe a grass carp
     
  11. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    Messages:
    9,751
    State:
    GC, OHIO
    I agree with Dink on this one, looks like bait.
     
  12. bigcat_chaser

    bigcat_chaser New Member

    Messages:
    354
    State:
    Cincy, Ohio
    I must agree dont really know what it is but know that it would make great bait
     
  13. cook

    cook New Member

    Messages:
    1,494
    State:
    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    Freshwater Tarpon.

    Maybe a goldeye?
     
  14. Puddycat

    Puddycat New Member

    Messages:
    47
    State:
    Clarksville,TN
    I'm almost positive that this is a grass carp.
     
  15. whiskerbiscuit

    whiskerbiscuit New Member

    Messages:
    38
    State:
    Blue Island, Ill
    I agree cut that bad boy up for bait!
     
  16. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

    Messages:
    547
    State:
    Virginia, Illinois
    Have to with grass carp. We have plenty of them around here in the ponds and small lakes. Have to be careful about running over them when they are laying on their back and sunning themselves on the surface. They can also put on quite a show. So far no asian carp in the lakes but it's probaly coming.
     
  17. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,706
    State:
    Lebanon, I
    Looks like a grass carp to me. They are everywhere around here.
     
  18. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

    Messages:
    1,081
    State:
    Ohio
    Going to have to agree with most of the brothers...looks alot like a grass carp. Just the right size for bait too.
     
  19. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

    Messages:
    136
    State:
    Peru, IL.
    Joesf, that is what I thought when I caught it. I have heard of Grass Carp in ponds but not in Rivers. Could be though I guess.

    Thanks for the input guys.