What kind of fish is this?

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Trahviiz, May 10, 2009.

  1. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    I caught this in my castnet today, not sure what it is.
     

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  2. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Genuine sucker.
     

  3. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    i'd say a freshwater sucker, not 100 percent sure though. Looks like good bait however:tounge_out:
     
  4. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    How big do those suckers get?
     
  5. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    I was thinking sucker. I caught a rather large one last year on corn. Thanks for the info guys.
     
  6. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    They are good flathead bait.
     
  7. bownero

    bownero New Member

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  8. jrgriffhusker

    jrgriffhusker New Member

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    Looks like bait to me. Put it on the hook and hang on tight to your rod. LOL
     
  9. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Looks perfect, thanks for the link. He'll be bait soon. :smile2:
     
  10. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    He would make better cut bait.. suckers and carp always make for good cut bait
     
  11. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    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!

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  12. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    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!!
     
  13. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    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.
     
  14. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    yeah i was gonna say chub but i see it is a sucker lol
     
  15. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Yeah the fin is quite long in the front. It's a neat looking critter. Thanks again to everyone for the info.
     
  16. Whiskerstalker

    Whiskerstalker New Member

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    I was thinkin a baby mirror carp. Hell I dunno, just use it fer bait:smile2:
     
  17. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple New Member

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    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.
     
  18. Jetdoc

    Jetdoc New Member

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    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.
     
  19. rollinrooster69

    rollinrooster69 New Member

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    i think you caught a small sheep head
     
  20. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    looks like a sucker. but in any even, it has scales, so it's definitely bait!