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What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? #13226900 07/27/19 02:48 PM
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Fished below Denison Dam this morning and caught about a dozen fish, mostly stripers with a white bass and hybrid mixed in. Plus this guy, which at first I thought was a goldeye (which I have caught in the Red River before) but now am not so sure. This guy didn't have the visible teeth I remember goldeyes having and his dorsal fin is about halfway back instead of further toward the rear. It ate a Clouser minnow and went airborne immediately, fighting like a ladyfish with big jump after big jump, all the while putting a really nice bend in my 6 weight (which, in my experience, is how goldeyes fight). Only thing I can think of it might be would be a big gizzard shad, but not sure if they would hit my streamer and fight like this one did. Also, I always thought gizzard shad were more stocky and less streamlined.

So, I ask the collective wisdom of the TFF, what is this? Sorry I don't have a better photo, was tough to juggle the fish, rod and phone without dropping one of the three in the river.

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Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13226901 07/27/19 02:51 PM
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Huh. The first thoughts that ran through my head were 'bunker' or 'menhaden'. I half remember what that fish is, but would have to look it up to verify.

*edit* my best guess is skipjack herring, which isn't what I was originally thinking. Interesting catch.

https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=489

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Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13226961 07/27/19 04:16 PM
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The biggest damn minnow I have ever seen

Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13226964 07/27/19 04:28 PM
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I bet it is a record......something....


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Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: 44 Diesel] #13226965 07/27/19 04:28 PM
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Skipjack. I've caught them in Texoma. They have some nasty teeth.


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Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: PKfishin] #13226990 07/27/19 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by PKfishin
Skipjack. I've caught them in Texoma. They have some nasty teeth.


I believe skipjacks are what I was calling a goldeye. The fish I caught today did not have the teeth you find on those.

Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13226993 07/27/19 05:06 PM
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Goldeneye-teeth
Skipjack-no teeth at least not those gnarly ones


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Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: chrisc/striper express guide service] #13227013 07/27/19 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisc/striper express guide service
Goldeneye-teeth
Skipjack-no teeth at least not those gnarly ones


This is correct! Your fish is a skipjack. Fairly common to be caught below Denison Dam.

Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: big mike] #13227033 07/27/19 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by big mike
Originally Posted by chrisc/striper express guide service
Goldeneye-teeth
Skipjack-no teeth at least not those gnarly ones


This is correct! Your fish is a skipjack. Fairly common to be caught below Denison Dam.


Thanks. Looks like we have a winner.

Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13227052 07/27/19 06:42 PM
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What the heck is a skipjack ?

Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13227056 07/27/19 06:49 PM
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Google tells me its a skipjack herring. My first view was a salt water lady fish.

Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13227451 07/28/19 03:22 AM
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Thanks everyone. Also, just because I find it amusing, I also caught my first derp bass today. This guy hit a chartreuse/white clouser minnow.
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Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13229634 07/30/19 03:45 AM
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The TFF at it's best. Awesome thread. I also learned something. thumb




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Skipjack herring. Commonly used for catfish bait further north. They love heavy currents below large dams.


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Re: What did I catch while striper fishing in the Red River? [Re: McKinneyLonghorn] #13229955 07/30/19 02:58 PM
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Good Blue cat bait if they are a present forage.

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