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DConICE

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Species Identification - fallfish?
« on: Mar 18, 2013, 05:46 PM »
A buddy of mine saw this photo and told me he thought it was a dace - but it seemed large to me for that species and looking on-line I am thinking it is a Fallfish.

The Clark's guide has this listed as a baitfish for this body of water - so I am leaning that way.

Figured someone here may be able to settle this... and if not maybe it would make good conversation...


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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2013, 05:50 PM »
You are correct.fallfish all day

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:26 PM »
Looks like a sucker, same as i got at clough state park a couple of month back.

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:34 PM »
You are correct.fallfish all day
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:40 PM »
It's a fallfish, Semotilus corporalis.  100%, biologist approved.
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:41 PM »
 Almost looks like a whitefish.

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:43 PM »
Looks like PiKE Bait!

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:44 PM »
Looks like PiKE Bait!

 Got that right!

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:46 PM »
have caught many of them. called chubs in maine but it is a fallfish.

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:54 PM »
We use them for flatheads. Never knew they were called anything more than a chub until this post.  Thanks for the lesson.
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 18, 2013, 06:59 PM »
Almost looks like a whitefish.

Whitefish have a very strange and small mouth.  Whitefish also have an adipose fin (like a trout/salmon). 
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:01 PM »
Nice trophy fallfish, they are great as fish cakes!
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:17 PM »
The common names are fall fish, Laker bait, Cusk bait, largest minnow.   Also, not bad eating, shiners are better however.

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:19 PM »
Called Roach as well.

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:22 PM »
usually call them chubs. But must be the same as fall fish
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:40 PM »
The common names are fall fish, Laker bait, Fisk bait, largest minnow.   Also, not bad eating, shiners are better however.

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You have eatin them badboys, we catch big ones in ossipee alot, I was told to not even think about eatin them.....maybe we are missin out?
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:46 PM »
I have eaten 42 species of NH fish, minnows beat trout for flavor all day.. Eat minnows and thank me later!
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 18, 2013, 08:02 PM »
have caught many of them. called chubs in maine but it is a fallfish.

I know a lot of people in NH who call them chubs too.

You can tell the difference between them and suckers by the placement of the mouth...sucker has the mouth down lower, kinda like a vacuum.

They put up a heck of a fight! Only caught them in the rivers in open water, and yes, a buddy and I brought one home and tried it. It's a flaky meat and not too bad!
Then again, I eat lake trout, so you may not want to go by my opinion lol.
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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 19, 2013, 12:10 AM »
I have eaten 42 species of NH fish, minnows beat trout for flavor all day.. Eat minnows and thank me later!

The large golden shiners are my favorite at the moment.

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Re: Species Identification - fallfish?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 19, 2013, 12:24 AM »
I call em chubs too. Didn't know it was a fall fish. I had these guys eating my salmon eggs in only a couple feet of water very frustrating because they are strong you think u have a nice bow..
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