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Caught 4 unknown minnows today, north eastern Iowa


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#1 cornandcrawlers

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Posted 09 May 2022 - 08:11 PM

Caught four of these casting a small ice fishing jig and a piece of a red worm in rip-rap currents.

Not sure if these are common shiners, bluntness minnows, fathead minnows, etc.,etc., they have smaller mouths than creek chubs and are smaller in general, but the big one is at least 4-5 inches. 

 

 

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#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 10 May 2022 - 08:47 PM

so these two fish are different... the top one looks to be maybe a golden shiner (but I could be wrong) but the lower one is almost certainly a creek chub (a rather pale one, but still...)


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#3 UncleWillie

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 07:18 AM

I agree with Michael on of the creek chub.  The first first if pretty pale, but looks like a hefty Cyprinella to me - spotfin shiner.  Of course, there is no spot...   :-k


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#4 keepnatives

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 07:25 PM

The first looks like a common shiner.


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#5 cornandcrawlers

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 08:16 PM

I really appreciate all the input, I'm confident one of these suggestions is the right one. Ya'll are great!



#6 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 10:50 PM

Juvenile spotfin shiner perhaps, and a creek chub. My juvenile spotfins look just like this. They don't get that black mark in their dorsal fin and white fin tips until they're getting close to adult.






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