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#11679286 - 06/20/16 09:23 PM Fish id?
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My buddy sent me this pic today. He caught this on the east coast, and my first guess was a Creek Chub with an infection of some sorts. Anyone know what's going on here?

His fish...
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#11679429 - 06/20/16 10:42 PM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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Definitely a hybrid of gaspergoo and sac a lait, with a little of gator gar and speckled trout mixed in.

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#11679563 - 06/21/16 06:33 AM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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#11679636 - 06/21/16 07:26 AM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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I have caught dozens of those in Virginia. Doesn't look to be unusal.

We called them horny head chubs.
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#11683165 - 06/22/16 07:39 PM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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Tadpole fish hybrid

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#11689127 - 06/25/16 10:52 PM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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That's one ugly fish
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#11691834 - 06/27/16 02:38 PM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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Some type of drum.
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#11692154 - 06/27/16 05:16 PM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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It is a variety of Sucker fish, I don't know the exact species but I caught plenty of them fly fishing in northern Arkansas.
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#11692276 - 06/27/16 06:21 PM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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Agree with Trap. I have caught them fly fishing streams in New Hampshire and Virginia. Guides identified them as suckers.

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#11693697 - 06/28/16 11:56 AM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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#11697534 - 06/30/16 10:19 AM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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#11699420 - 07/01/16 10:21 AM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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Chub!
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#11699474 - 07/01/16 10:45 AM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
Outdoordude Offline
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I'm guessing it's a male river chub. I don't think the male creek chubs get the swollen heads like the male river chubs do during mating season.

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#11700189 - 07/01/16 05:03 PM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
Ledeez Offline
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Loc: Lake lavon
Black head chub
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#11709045 - 07/07/16 04:05 AM Re: Fish id? [Re: sdavis24]
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Nasty
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