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Old 11-10-2008, 04:00 PM
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I'm a Colorado transplant who has lived in Texas for almost 18 years. I've fished all over central Texas and caught Largemouth, Smallmouth, Guadalupe Bass, Rio Grand Perch, Catfish, Carp, and all kind of assorted sunfish.

I found a little pond in north Texas where I now live, and have caught a couple of these things and I'm not sure what they are. The pond has a lot of sunfish, catfish, and largemouth, and who knows what else. The large scales and single dorsal fin make it look like a very large Shiner. I'm catching them with a bead head hare's ear on my little 4 weight.

Can someone clue me in? Thanks!

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Looks like a bream to me but i'm no expert on Texas fish!
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Its not a Bream or any member of the sunfish/bluegill family. It is a shiner.
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It is a shiner.
Thanks! I'm just not used to seeing "bait" that big I just looked it up and the Texas state record for a Golden Shiner is just over 8 oz. I might have to go trophy hunting
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Thanks! I'm just not used to seeing "bait" that big I just looked it up and the Texas state record for a Golden Shiner is just over 8 oz. I might have to go trophy hunting
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That is one large bait fish.
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hahaha... thats the biggest shiner I've ever seen. Congrats on your likely state record!!!
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hahaha... thats the biggest shiner I've ever seen. Congrats on your likely state record!!!
Thanks, but I had him out of the water just long enough to take a pic to try to figure out what he is. If I catch him again though.....
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awesome fish! thats crazy you caught the hugest minnow ever!
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Take a look at the 5th picture down on the link, you can see why i thought it was a bream.
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