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orlandots 05-02-2009 08:41 PM

Fish ID request
 
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Hi guys,

Im new on fly fishing, just a month with my new fly gear. I am doing some research on this fish from my trip to Hotter river in MA. No body knows what kind of fish is this one. Looks like a trout but the mouth its like a carp. Can somebody help me to identify this fish? Thank you in advance.

arfishinbear 05-02-2009 09:26 PM

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Looks like a chub to me. Couldnt say which chub with out better pics
Bear

dshort 05-03-2009 06:38 AM

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I believe that is a Fall Fish.

peregrines 05-03-2009 11:01 AM

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hey orlandots, welcome to the forum.

I'm voting fallfish too, (closely related to chubs). They spawn this time of year and build nests on the stream bed that look like piles of little stones. They're in a lot of New England trout streams along with chubs and will whack flies especially in slower water sections.

The Virtual Aquarium of Virginia Tech--Minnows


mark

orlandots 05-03-2009 01:23 PM

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Thank you guys, it was my first time fishing in a river. I catch two of them but the one in the picture was the bigger one. Fallfish, (Semotilus corporalis) its the correct species but the common name used by anglers is chub. Thank you all for the help. I really like this website and their fraternal members.

axle27 05-03-2009 06:58 PM

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It's a giant minnow called a Fallsfish. Decent on the fight. They are usually found in the same waters as trout.


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