mbrunsParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 1:29 amPost count: 21
Can someone tell me the species of this fish? Caught from the Mississippi River and probably weighed two pounds. Doesn’t look like any carp species I know of and have never caught a buffalo so idk. TIA
moonfishParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 1:35 amPost count: 1038
If it is one, you would not see them. I never saw one until I bought a cast net. Have never caught one on a hook.mbrunsParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 1:45 amPost count: 21
Thanks that looks like it. Snagged it on the back with a underspin if that helps.kenhumpParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 1:45 amPost count: 12770
Looks right. Fairly common in Drs Moines drainage i believe.Michael WeberParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 2:46 amPost count: 18
Hard to tell without having the fish in hand, but it looks like a river carpsucker. Very common to rivers in Iowa.
The dorsal fin is not long enough to be a quillback.stick500ParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 4:53 pmPost count: 456
yeh, I will second on it that it is a River Carpsucker.
a member of the sucker family, but not the carp family
of course, a native species
I’ve snagged them, too, and speared a few as well.
seems like they are mostly filter feeders, sucking up muck from the bottom
might make good cat bait for later in the day!Mr.SeaguarParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 5:11 pmPost count: 1364
Just another kind of carp if you ask me.jesslabParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 5:12 pmPost count: 169
I would lean towards a quillback although it is somewhat difficult to see the dorsal fin completely in the picture. My students have seined a few of these over the years in the East Fork of the Des Moines River in Algona while performing water quality testing for Project IOWATER.BullBlueGillParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 6:46 pmPost count: 156
Quote by: jesslab
I would lean towards a quillback although it is somewhat difficult to see the dorsal fin completely in the picture. My students have seined a few of these over the years in the East Fork of the Des Moines River in Algona while performing water quality testing for Project IOWATER.
It is a QuillbackiowavfParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 8:42 pmPost count: 3575
If you say carp sucker 3 times in a row as fast as you can, you’ll discover the more common name for these fish!jnrbroncParticipantMarch 15, 2018 at 9:31 pmPost count: 240
Quote by: Michael+Weber
Hard to tell without having the fish in hand, but it looks like a river carpsucker.
My vote is for river carpsucker. I’ve caught a few on night crawlers over the years.
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