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Redhorse ID

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My best guess is Silver Redhorse. It would be nice if that dorsal fin was fully upright as it appears to be slightly laid back.

If it was a golden, it was a MONSTER

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We usually get shortheads, I was told it also might be a River Redhorse.

If it was a Golden it was a state record.

Any Experts, I'll post another pic, and a new one that I have no clue about.

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The last one looks to be a white sucker.

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I'm gonna have to say silvers on both of the first two. And for sure that last one is a white sucker. Maybe someone else with more experience identifing redhorse will chime in.

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The first two are definetely golden redhorse. The dorsal is concave. The silver has a convex dorsal. Besides that, the mouth and head structure is totally different. The silver has way bigger lips that face more downward than the fish in the pics and a larger head. I got a second opinion from a very reliable source, and he agrees. Nice golden!

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I'd say a silver, based on the fact that they have 14-15 dorsal ray spines while a golden has 12-13. The dorsal fin in not spread enough to tell if its concave or convex.

Definetely not a river, they have a red fins, like a shorthead, but a larger, blunt head with larger lips.

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silver and a white sucker. nice catch.

I counted 15 rays on the dorsal fin, hence a silver. I've caught several silvers that had dorsal fins slightly concave and looked similar to a goldens. Golden Redhorse have either 12 or 13 rays on their dorsal fin.

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anordqu42, looks like you beat me to the punch. Guess I took too long to reply

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I take my statement back. After reading the other replies, I am counting the dorsal spines. Although they are hard to count exactly, I am seeing between 13-15. That would make it a silver. If there are more than 13 that is.

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Now I'm certain it's a Silver followed by a white sucker.

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I don't have the experience dealing with these fish to confidently identify them either... A little help?? Top is from the Cannon River and bottom is from some St. Croix backwater.

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I recognize them somewhat, look like shorthead redhorse, those are my normal redhorse at the Crow River. That's my opinion.

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