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#12314790 - 06/28/17 09:56 AM Minnows
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My aquarium hobby has led me to start collecting minnows. I have been catching a bunch of Shiners in most creeks and rivers I go to so if you are tired of fishing shad imitations try fishing a Shiner imitation. The majority are between 2-4in. These fish are sometimes tough to transport and you can see the last fish didn't stay alive long.


Red Shiner

Blacktail Shiner

Still trying to ID this one.

And these 2 I see in Lakes.

Blackstripe Topminnow

Starhead Topminnow.
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#12315321 - 06/28/17 03:48 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Cool thread! Thanks for sharing thumb
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#12315388 - 06/28/17 04:30 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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very cool drew

they going in the big tank or a small tank just for minnows/shiners?
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#12315517 - 06/28/17 05:50 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Awesome post Andrew. It's about time for another Aquarium post in the Bluegill Section! rockon
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#12320595 - 07/02/17 06:39 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Great post Andrew. Thought about getting an aquarium but would not have the time to care for it. hmmm

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#12344853 - 07/17/17 07:39 PM Re: Minnows [Re: aquaholic1822]
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very cool drew

they going in the big tank or a small tank just for minnows/shiners?

Brandon, they are in a 175 tank with small sunfish <4"
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
It's about time for another Aquarium post in the Bluegill Section! rockon

Will do Chuck
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#12344862 - 07/17/17 07:45 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Laker One]
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Great post Andrew. Thought about getting an aquarium but would not have the time to care for it. hmmm

They aren't much trouble after the set up other than regular up keep.
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#12345378 - 07/18/17 06:51 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Which creek & rivers are you finding these fish? I have never seen these around Dallas.
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#12347912 - 07/19/17 11:27 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Don- I caught them in White Rock Creek. I'm sure they are in Rowlett also. I'm planning a trip to part of the Brazos soon.

I have also found them in the Colorado River by Austin Airport and in the San Gabriel River.

The bottom 2 pictures were from Daingerfield.
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#12379056 - 08/09/17 11:08 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Inland Silverside (Ghostminnow)

Fathead Minnow
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#12379073 - 08/09/17 11:14 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Logperch
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#12379316 - 08/09/17 02:36 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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very cool. the red shiner and the one you're trying to id win
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#12379956 - 08/09/17 09:47 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Very intriguing thread. Thanks for sharing.

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#12385753 - 08/14/17 02:47 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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I got a PM from Muzzlebrake for Redhorse in a couple creeks he knows about. I made it to the creeks and caught two Redhorse. Very cool fish. Thanks Muzzlebrake!



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#12393694 - 08/20/17 02:47 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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I catch tons of sunfish species but the Orangespotted are the most boss despite their small size.



IMG_0534 by Fitz, on Flickr
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#12422405 - 09/11/17 11:05 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Dusky Darter
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#12471567 - 10/19/17 04:08 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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I believe this to be a Creole Darter
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#12471650 - 10/19/17 05:18 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Awesome..thanks
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#12479555 - 10/26/17 09:25 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Very cool. I go to a camp every summer on the Pedernales River. I have caught many Red Shiners on it. Very beautiful fish. I caught a shiner in a cast nest on Lewisville that was about 8 inches long.
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#12479556 - 10/26/17 09:26 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Originally Posted By: Fitz®

Logperch
I've caught some log perch either in Lewisville lake or Grapevine, I forget which.
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#12508934 - 11/19/17 12:58 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Andrew Taylor]
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Cool thread! Thanks for sharing thumb
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#12509253 - 11/19/17 11:42 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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#12509448 - 11/19/17 04:02 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Cool Pics of those minnows....
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#12509498 - 11/19/17 05:20 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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coolphotos Nicely done Andrew! cheers
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#12517801 - 11/27/17 10:27 AM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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Supercool! I used to working in the aquarium industry, and had the inclination to do what you are doing, but never did! Very glad to see this.

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#12558677 - 12/31/17 06:04 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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#12558724 - 12/31/17 06:42 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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I caught a logperch at cedar creek .

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#12592636 - 01/23/18 06:47 PM Re: Minnows [Re: Fitz®]
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