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Mystery baitfish

1/31/18 @ 6:13 AM
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BassWhacker
BassWhacker
User since 9/4/17

Any ideas?

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2/1/18 @ 5:33 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
User since 9/27/01

I stand corrected.  Spottailed shiner looks like the right call.

2/1/18 @ 4:40 PM
BassWhacker
BassWhacker
User since 9/4/17

Yeah it's definitely a new species for me. Glad I caught it! I'm leaning towards spottail shiner now after doing a little research. If I was tip up fishing I would have put it down a hole that's for sure. I was looking for perch and kept getting tiny bites on my spoon, finally hooked into whatever they were and this is what came up.


2/1/18 @ 1:40 PM
PimplySwede
User since 1/6/09

Emerald shiner.  No spot on tail.

2/1/18 @ 6:30 AM
jkb
User since 6/25/02

Emerald shiner.  The spot on a spot tail shiner is at the point where the body and fin meet.  If you can keep them alive they are one of the best baits as they are constantly moving.

2/1/18 @ 5:43 AM
A5¢
MEMBER since 6/15/09

Emerald/Milwaukee shiner.

1/31/18 @ 11:17 PM
Tiefsa
Tiefsa
User since 10/25/16

All I know is I wish I caught it!  That'd be a new species for me!

1/31/18 @ 8:35 AM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
User since 9/27/01

Spotfin Shiner is not a bad call but I'd go with Emerald Shiner.

1/31/18 @ 8:20 AM
migr8r
migr8r
User since 2/8/11

It’s not a smelt but it looks similar and now I’m hungry for some. 

1/31/18 @ 7:48 AM
walkerred
User since 10/21/01

Spot tail minnow.

1/31/18 @ 6:33 AM
Goosecaller
MEMBER since 7/21/01

Minnow

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