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#1 El Todd

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:46 AM

Caught in a minnow trap in mid October from a very small clear mountain tributary stream In Virginia that empties into the Shenandoah River. Most of the fish in the small creek were various forms of dace - blacknosed, redbelly and mountain redbelly.

 

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#2 minorhero

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 02:25 PM

Fatlips minnow?

 

https://www.fishbase.se/summary/2922

 

Just a guess.



#3 andrew

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 04:42 PM

It looks to be a stressed C. oreas.

#4 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 04:59 PM

Scales look really small. Fish looks really smooth = Dace of some kind.
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#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 05:20 PM

I agree, MRBD.


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#6 El Todd

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:40 PM

It looks to be a stressed C. oreas.

I hope I didn't stress it too much; it was out of the water only briefly.  I really should get one of those photoboxes from Tenkara Bum.


Edited by El Todd, 30 October 2019 - 07:41 PM.


#7 El Todd

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:44 PM

Fatlips minnow?

 

https://www.fishbase.se/summary/2922

 

Just a guess.

Hmm, I can see how that might be a possibilty.

 

After searching a bit more I finally found a picture of a juvenile MRBD, and it looks much more like that - especially when you consider the pattern and size of the spots. I guess I should have also mentioned that it was probably less than an inch.


Edited by El Todd, 30 October 2019 - 07:47 PM.


#8 gerald

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 08:58 PM

Small MRBD are often very non-descript, like this one.


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