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Help identifying this fish?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by RooSalad, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. RooSalad

    RooSalad

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    I've not fished using nightcrawlers in a very long time, aside from catching my bait for the day.

    Fished a new spot for yesterday's bait, and was catching the usual perch, bluegill, etc- but then I started getting these things in large numbers.

    I've heard them called Shiners, Shad, and Bream- but what is this fish ACTUALLY? What family does it belong to, and is it good to use as cutbait for Northern Pike/Catfish?

    For size reference, the size of the pictured fish was about the size of my entire hand (from tail end to mouth)

    https://i.imgur.com/FSlDaQx.jpg

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  2. JimJim

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    I guess white perch
     
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  3. jstfish48162

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    Looks like a white perch and a sheepshead did the wild thing
     
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  4. shorelinemike

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    definitely looks like a white perch, with the purplish color on the top.
     
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  5. raisinrat

    raisinrat Outdoorblog.net Member Premium Member

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    White perch or ruffle
     
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  6. RooSalad

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    Alright, I suppose I can just say it's a White Perch for now. Though, I do remain slightly skeptical of it.
     
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  7. FISHINGcuresALL

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    Looks like I shad. Shad get huge.
     
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  8. sureshot006

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    Doesn't look like any white perch I've ever caught. Not the head/mouth anyway. The mouth looks kind of delicate.

    Was the top fin as spiney as you'd expect for a white perch? Can't tell from the pic.

    Doesn't look like a shad either. Closer to a white perch than a shad, IMO.

    Of the fish I know of in Michigan I guess white perch is the closest. Looks like a shad/white perch mutt.
     
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  9. dick.copenhaver

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    Ok anuff guessing it's a trout perch look it up ! use to catch them all the time but not many any more " Lucky bassturd "
     
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  10. sureshot006

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    Looked it up. Looks nothing like that.
     
  11. raisinrat

    raisinrat Outdoorblog.net Member Premium Member

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    Like I said earlier it is either Eurasian ruffe or a White Perch without the fins out tough to get any better guess than that.
     
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  13. Zib

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    Looks like a baby white perch to me but my eyes are for ****.
     
  14. sureshot006

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    Huh? For t*ts?
     
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  15. GuppyII

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    White Perch... Not even close to a Ruffe.
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