What is this fish?

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by JoeDaCatKing, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    caught it in a local bait stream kinda thought it looked like a baby walleye anybody know for sure?
     
  2. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Not for sure what that is!! Thought at the first look it could be a Muskie fingerling, but the shape of the head and mouth is different! Hoping someone can shed some like on this!!
     
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  3. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    That would be my guess.
     
  4. bownero

    bownero New Member

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  5. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i've caught spring chubs that look alot like that
     
  6. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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  7. catfishchris

    catfishchris Active Member

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    It's a trout-perch, scientific name percopsidae.
     
  8. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    not so sure about that trout perch I just looked for a second but the trout perch have spots that are less pronounced and the dorsal fin is not quite walleye enough but you may be right
    thanks
    and i couldnt find them mentioned in any PA waters but there in most of the surrounding states New York and Ohio namely
     
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  9. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    if they were a little bigger i'd call it "bait":wink:
     
  10. Canadiancatman

    Canadiancatman New Member

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    Joe I can tell you for sure it's not a walleye or perch. I tried looking at different minnows and couldn't find any matches I'm curious to find out what it is too I've never seen a fish like that before.
     
  11. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Here in Ohio we call them tiger fish. There are many of those in the streams an they never get bigger then 3-4 inches long.
     
  12. catfishchris

    catfishchris Active Member

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    Might check again. My reference book does show the trout-perch to be found in PA. It might not be, but it looks a lot like one to me.
     
  13. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    dude, i dont know what that is and i cant find it... that is a cool find...id say if they were a little bigger i would catch a bunch and use them for bait....hahaha... i hope you find out i would like to know
     
  14. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    my bad about the photo being blurry but the digi camera wouldnt focus right
     
  15. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    looks like a log perch to me to.we have them here in arkansas and we call them rock rooters.there easy to catch with a small hook and piece of worm.ive cought them up to 10 inches long and they are real good baits for waleye and bass.
     
  16. Canadiancatman

    Canadiancatman New Member

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    Looks like you got it bud!! :cool2:
     
  17. DIESELkat

    DIESELkat New Member

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    According to that its only found in the Ohio River watershed and Lake Erie and its tribs. Your a long way from either. Thats interesting. Apparently those little guys are expanding their range.
     
  18. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a darter to me. There are a bunch of different kinds.