• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
AaronM

ID these minnows

Recommended Posts

fishingfrenzy,

The top group are horneyhead chubs (red spot behind eye), with two of them possibly being a creek chub. The second group appear to be one spottail shiner (#2), four young common shiners (#'s 1,3,5,6) and possibly a young creek chub (#4). The last picture has a mixture of all of the above as well as a couple of young white sucker and a Johnny darter (lower right just to the right of the clump of rocks).

Hope this helps,

War Eagle!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks MUCH for the replies, I had no idea there was such a mixture. I was pretty certain about the Redtails, but I wasn't quite sure on the shiners (or the others!) I love seining, it was amazing how many small bass were mixed in, a few walleye and the sheer number of suckers. Does anyone use the small minnow-sized suckers for walleye? If those did happen to work, it would be very easy to get loads of those, we seined and threw back easily hundreds of those. Would those count against your 24 dozen limit?

Thanks again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

creek chubs, redtails, and silver shiners, common shiners, golden shiners, and spot tail shiners, blunt nose minnows, some small suckers, a bunch of different dace, weed shiners, blacknose shiners. and maybe some emerald shiners.

looks like you have a prime bait area wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fishingfrenzy, are you anywhere near the metro area? If so, shoot me an email. It's in my sig

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I LOVE small suckers for walleyes. I can't find many of them, I'll get a dozen here and a dozen there at some of my spots, but never consistently. Suckers are hands-down my goto bait for big eyes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Good idea but I have 1 multiple feeder so that’s where the ground birds are. I tried wiping the post down with the repellent but that stunk too. Might need to do two feeders. 
    • Fishing a mid lake Hump that came up to 45ft. Caught most of the fish between 50-61. We did catch some on the top of the hump in the evening. 
    • How deep were the trout running?  We heard ultra deep on Crow to 30 ft.  The 30 ft number came from people actually catching them.   Thanks for the pics!  I like the fly rod smallie.
    • try the raid spray on grass at bottom. 
    • Here are some pictures from this years trip!
    • How do you keep ants off your feeders, especially hummingbird and oriole feeders? I've tried Toro and Raid sprays on the post but it seeks the birds don't like that smell either and i don't see many for a while. Has anyone else experienced that? Any good ideas?
    • I should’ve looked closer - I have an eyes open pic too. 😌  Tough to tell sometimes on my phone screen.  
    • Among other wilds that have moved into our urban areas, we can now add loons.  There is a breeding pair on the lake formerly known as Calhoun, mostly staying on the west and northwest sides.  But there is also a bunch of yearlings fishing the east side, numbering maybe six or seven and so unafraid that they come right up to the 36th Street dock and try to steal suckers being used for musky bait.  Maybe the call of the wild is not really so alien to the South side of Minneapolis, but it looks like the loons have moved in and can be heard calling from time to time. 
    • Sounds like you guys gave her heck up there to find them. I'd be praying thanks, too if I got that one on! ☺️
    • Quick recap:   Weather was too darn “nice”!  Upper 80’s - 90’s; no wind to speak of; mostly sunny. Water temps were anywhere from 64 - 71 depending on location and day.   We looked the lake over from end to end, marking up our map and returning to some places where we saw fish either later the same day or a couple days later.  We could literally see the transition from spawn to post spawn happening during our stay.  Being new to both muskie fishing and that lake, we spent time in dead water as much as good water but feel like we got a pretty good handle on how to go about setting up a more efficient return visit.  It was a lot work and long hours but I’d go back this weekend if I could so I must’ve enjoyed it.   A few pics as hoped for: