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#7430547 - 04/18/12 09:35 PM Red-Horse Minnows.
Bittercreek Offline
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Loc: San Angelo Tx
Was reading the Goldfish-Thread. It reminded me of the good-ole'days. Redhorse minnows would catch anything. Under a cork, on bottom; Yellows, blues, channels; crappie.
Anyone of you folks fished with'm?


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#7430620 - 04/18/12 09:48 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Big cat hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
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Loc: Austin/Waco, Tx,
I remember as a kid my dad, my older brother, and I would wade down the san gabriel river fishing, but I was too young to work a bass worm like they could so my dad would take the cast net an catch me several dozen minnows under the water fall there at the park and id float them under a cork. I use to out fish my big bro every time until he finally got the hang of a bass worm then we stayed tied until I started fishin with a worm. After that I couldnt keep up, they both wack way more bass than me. Which is why im a catfisherman.



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#7431078 - 04/18/12 11:19 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
polishpreacher Offline
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Registered: 02/26/10
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Loc: San Antonio and Karnes County
I have been told that certain minnows are not able to be used for bait, and Red Horse minnows were some of those, though now i have heard that they can be used, just not transported to another body of water to use. Do any of yall know for sure the rules for Red Horse minnows?


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#7431787 - 04/19/12 08:31 AM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
brando Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
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Loc: Springtown tx
True red horse minnows will had a red spot on their head and are not legal use for bait as they are on the threatened or endangered list in the state of Texas

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#7432609 - 04/19/12 11:30 AM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: brando]
Federale Offline
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Registered: 02/22/05
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We would catch them in a minnow jar on the brazos. They would always out catch other minnows we would use and my grand father would give us a nickel for all the red horse minnows we would catch.

I have nnot heard about them being threatened and do not see them on the TPWD list

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/endang/animals/fish/

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#7433453 - 04/19/12 02:23 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Federale]
brando Offline
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Originally Posted By: rmillertx778
We would catch them in a minnow jar on the brazos. They would always out catch other minnows we would use and my grand father would give us a nickel for all the red horse minnows we would catch.

I have nnot heard about them being threatened and do not see them on the TPWD list

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/endang/animals/fish/


In order to know you have to have the scientific name as I just spoke to a parks and wildlife captain officer the other day and he verified the red horse are not legal

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#7433806 - 04/19/12 03:27 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Don Morey Offline
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I netted some minnows last year and a few did have that red spot on the head.


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#7434135 - 04/19/12 04:43 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
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Loc: mckinney, tx
I think yall may actually be talking about red shiners, they are blue, with red fins, and are legal bait

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#7434403 - 04/19/12 05:41 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
brando Offline
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Loc: Springtown tx
mckinney yes red shiners also called rosey reds are legal bait but red horse minnows are different the biggest difference between the 2 is the red spot on the top of the head on a redhorse otherwise they are very similar

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#7435595 - 04/19/12 10:04 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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im not talking about rosy reds, rosy reds are a fathead minnow these are what im talking about.

and yes, they are a legal bait, and a very good one at that. i can catch dozens at a time in some creeks around my house in a cast net.

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#7435611 - 04/19/12 10:08 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
BridgeportGuide Offline
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Registered: 04/21/03
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Loc: lake bridgeport,tx USA
Got a spot on the Trinity up here where I have netted quite a few. Cool little fish,always try to let em go.



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#7435619 - 04/19/12 10:10 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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i remember a post last year when someone netted about an 8" one

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#7435868 - 04/19/12 11:17 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Jake Wright Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 188
Loc: San Angelo
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/redshiner/


common names are confusing. I thought they were also a threatened species, but when I tried to find information on them, all I can find is red shiner AKA red horse minnow AKA Cyprinella lutrensis. Unless the red-horse minnow yall are talking about is a different species than that one, I don't think they are endangered.

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#7445510 - 04/22/12 08:42 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Big cat hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
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Loc: Austin/Waco, Tx,
Im not sure of what the actual name of the minnow is but they have a black dot on the tail, ive always called them red horse minnows, please correct me if im wrong...

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#7447667 - 04/23/12 01:31 PM Re: Red-Horse Minnows. [Re: Bittercreek]
Jake Wright Offline
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