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wildcatcreek

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Antbody know what this is? I caught her the other day, and I have no idea what it is. Stunk very badly, and the scales were just falling everywhere. New to me.05270917541.jpg

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I beleive what you have there is a Cisco. In some areas people call them Tullibee. Either way, same fish. There not much for eating but make great cut bait for catfish.

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I was gonna say skipjack, too. We used to catch them all the time when I lived in Nebraska. They can be fun when you find a school of them, and they make top-notch cut bait.

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It looks like an American Shad to me. american_shad.jpg

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i dont think it is a tulbee, look at the head a little more. the tulbee has a short trinangle head. and who says there no good to eat they are my favorite on the smoker

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There are to many of these things, I give up ha ha! 3afish.jpg

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i say cisco but not for sure

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definately a skipjack or some time of shad.

definately not a tulibee (aka cisco), the mouth is WAY to big

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I could be wrong, but I doubt there are many, if any, tullibee in Indiana.

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ralph, i believe you are right. indiana does have lake whitefish, but i could not find anything about cisco in indiana

as for the species,

the mouth is to bass like to be a cisco, whitefish, or any shad i know of.

im sure its some type of herring, most likely a skipjack, since the mouth is very bass like, though alewife is a possibility as well (but the mouth seems to big for an alewife).

my guess, definately a skipjack

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It actually looks like a herring or a whitefish to me. We catch herring all the time through the ice on Lake Superior and some whitefish on Lake Gogebic during winter months. With both the Herring and the Whitefish just like you said scales galore, it is a soft or firm fish?

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It actually looks like a herring or a whitefish to me. We catch herring all the time through the ice on Lake Superior and some whitefish on Lake Gogebic during winter months. With both the Herring and the Whitefish just like you said scales galore, it is a soft or firm fish?

the mouth is to big for a whitefish. it is some type of herring, definately not a tulibee (aka cisco, lake herring, etc)

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Definitely A Skipjack Herring!

Google it and look at the pics!

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it must be made of lead, look at that bicep!

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