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Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Trahviiz, May 10, 2009.
I caught this in my castnet today, not sure what it is.
i'd say a freshwater sucker, not 100 percent sure though. Looks like good bait however:tounge_out:
How big do those suckers get?
I was thinking sucker. I caught a rather large one last year on corn. Thanks for the info guys.
They are good flathead bait.
http://www.iowadnr.gov/education/files/rvcrpskr.pdf I believe it's a River Carpsucker Travis. It would make a great bait using it whole or chunking it up for cutbait. Here's a link to check on showing the pic of it. Courtesy of the IOWA DNR..
Looks like bait to me. Put it on the hook and hang on tight to your rod. LOL
Looks perfect, thanks for the link. He'll be bait soon. :smile2:
He would make better cut bait.. suckers and carp always make for good cut bait
Travis, I cant' get a good look at its dorsal fin (fin on its back). From what I see the fin is only about 2" long. Is the fin tall in front & then short in the rear & running quite a ways down its back? If it probably is a river carpsucker...or a quillback (with these, first ray of dorsal fin is long...photo doesn't show that but they do break off sometimes) but I think bownero is right. Then again, I'm no sucker expert!
From what I know, the River Carpsucker is a very proficiently found species of sucker found in the Midwest region of the states of America. Found in many streams and rivers. Yes!! They do get big!! Prime bait for Flatheads or big cats in general!!
Originally I was gonna say it was a little smallmouth buffalo (i've caught a couple out of the river the last few years), but now I'll have to agree with everybody else and say sucker.
yeah i was gonna say chub but i see it is a sucker lol
Yeah the fin is quite long in the front. It's a neat looking critter. Thanks again to everyone for the info.
I was thinkin a baby mirror carp. Hell I dunno, just use it fer bait:smile2:
Looks like a freshwater drum. We were wondering about them a few yrs ago when the showed up here. I bassfisherman caught 1 21lbs. This year they seem to be more abundant and I've caught a few in the 5lb range fishing for bait. I will tell you this, throw a 12" on a hook, those flatheads luvem.
Looks like a Quillback to me but I would call it bait. I have caught afew of them that went around the #3 range on the river in downtown Indianapolis. They seem to be very delicate as everyone of them I have caught and seen others catch seem to go bellyup and float down the river 5 minutes after releasing them.
i think you caught a small sheep head
looks like a sucker. but in any even, it has scales, so it's definitely bait!