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#11621456 - 05/23/16 08:42 PM help I.d. this fish
craigo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 1208
Loc: Paris, TN (Kentucky Lake)
Fished kentucky lake hard the past few days catching well over 100 gills... many nice ones. Occasionally I'd get into some of these very aggressive fish in 2-3 ft. Best I can tell it's a skipjack shad. Never saw them when I lived in texas. Your thoughts?
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#11621500 - 05/23/16 08:54 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
Luke98 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 397
Loc: Strawn, texas
How long is it ?
Looks Lil like a big shiner

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#11621504 - 05/23/16 08:55 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
craigo Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 1208
Loc: Paris, TN (Kentucky Lake)
Most 6-8". A few to 10+
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#11621541 - 05/23/16 09:09 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
Luke98 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 397
Loc: Strawn, texas
I'm pretty sure it's just a big mature adult shiner. Unfortunately I'm not smart enough to post a picture. But if you will search shiner pics you'll see them.

One of our tanks have them in it up to about 8~9". My boy catches them like perch lol

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#11621563 - 05/23/16 09:15 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
craigo Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Loc: Paris, TN (Kentucky Lake)
Ok. I wonder if it's one of those deals where it's called different things depending on where you live
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#11621595 - 05/23/16 09:30 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
Luke98 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 397
Loc: Strawn, texas
Very highly possible !

I buy "crappie minnows" and all my local shops sell is the shiner minnows. If I have some left after a trip of "catching fish out of lakes to stick my tanks" then I dump them in the tank when I'm throwing my stocker fish in.
If I buy a pound of XL shiner minnows then there's usually only 9-12 minnows in it as they are quite large like the one you posted.
I usually only buy the larges during the shiner spawn and throw a pound or 2 in each tank just to help up bait count.

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#11621612 - 05/23/16 09:35 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 43748
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I looked up Skip Jack Shad and your fish looks like one. Reading about them they are also called Tennessee Tarpon. They can get up to 20" in length with the average length of an adult to be 8 to 12". hmmm





Side Note: Looks like a regular Texas Shad to me! thumb
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#11622721 - 05/24/16 11:57 AM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
Fishing_4_Life Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 182
Golden Shiner

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#11622834 - 05/24/16 12:36 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3302
Loc: Brenham, TX
I catch these in a couple ponds I fish. I was told they are golden shiner


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#11625993 - 05/25/16 02:49 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
erittmueller Online   happy
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 510
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Definitely not a golden shiner. Definitely a skipjack based on the mouth and nose structure.

Eric

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#11626029 - 05/25/16 03:06 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
lite-liner Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6543
Loc: Fulton, Texas
Goldeneye herring or "skipjack"
Probably had small teeth?

Caught a few at denison over the
Past decade
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#11626979 - 05/25/16 09:27 PM Re: help I.d. this fish [Re: craigo]
Fishing_4_Life Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 182
Take a couple more pics next time you catch them and make sure you have a picture with the mouth closes. Pretty sure it's a small Golden Shiner. I've caught several over the years.

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