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sfm12
07-07-2012, 10:15 PM
My son caught this in Lake Alpine (Alpine County) tonight. What the heck is it?

ewarmour
07-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Shiner?

doublebuck
07-07-2012, 10:38 PM
it's a perch

socalbowhunter
07-07-2012, 10:43 PM
Definitely a Golden Shiner.

Thrillbilly
07-07-2012, 10:49 PM
Definitely a Golden Shiner.


This...

Old_Bald_Guy
07-07-2012, 10:56 PM
100% a golden shiner. No way is it a perch. It's a minnow. Family Cyprinidae.

KWalkerM
07-07-2012, 11:53 PM
Its a prey fish, match that color pattern with a lure and swim it erratically.
Something will hit it

KVN
07-08-2012, 12:27 AM
^^^ good advice ^^^
reel it in then stop.. Make it look like an injured fish..

KWalkerM
07-08-2012, 12:46 AM
^^^ good advice ^^^
reel it in then stop.. Make it look like an injured fish..

I always have good advice, trouble is i never follow it. Maybe thats why i use a fly rod and wave a 10 foot fiberglass pole around hoping i dont hook my arm with dive bombing elk hair caddis' going mach 3

bob7122
07-08-2012, 1:12 AM
shark, great white to be exact.











compare it to exhibit a: http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSdjM9GPBSP01PdM_k38fbaSQS9Wdnd uwld5G73XPIY7nT8j2x3w the resemblance is uncanny.

KWalkerM
07-08-2012, 1:30 AM
shark, great white to be exact.











compare it to exhibit a: http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSdjM9GPBSP01PdM_k38fbaSQS9Wdnd uwld5G73XPIY7nT8j2x3w the resemblance is uncanny.


I thought that at first too until i saw the color pattern, i think it may be a tiger shark or black tip reef shark

bob7122
07-08-2012, 1:45 AM
I thought that at first too until i saw the color pattern, i think it may be a tiger shark or black tip reef shark

to the untrained eye it might seem that way, but to a trained botanist it most definitely is not...:D

lewdogg21
07-08-2012, 6:47 AM
Others nailed it. I can confirm it's not a Perch as I lived in Iowa and Michigan for a number of years and have seen plenty of perch (and caught them).

Invasive species alert!

orangeusa
07-08-2012, 6:53 AM
So, it's a gigantic minnow? But, yeah, definitely not a perch.

AAShooter
07-08-2012, 8:03 AM
Looks like bait!

Vacaville
07-08-2012, 8:10 AM
Brown Recluse?

jmonte35
07-08-2012, 9:04 AM
Golden Shiner.......that there is the best northern pike bait on the planet.....bummer that in California they want you to kill them..

HighWildFree
07-08-2012, 11:11 AM
White seabass!

llamatrnr
07-08-2012, 12:09 PM
Frankly, Scallop, I don't give a clam!

Rider1k
07-08-2012, 1:17 PM
It is a Golden Shiner with out a doubt

SteveMartin
07-08-2012, 3:30 PM
You're gonna need a bigger boat.

KWalkerM
07-08-2012, 7:05 PM
to the untrained eye it might seem that way, but to a trained botanist it most definitely is not...:D

Ah, i see, a botanist. Well i think ill get a second opinion from a geologist, they are better versed in prey fish ID

moobthoj707
07-08-2012, 7:08 PM
i don't know the name of that fish but i have caught a bunch of those in the stockton delta.

FatCity67
07-08-2012, 7:57 PM
**** I hope dumbasses havent introduced pike to Lake Alpine as well like they did at Davis.

Loubot10
07-08-2012, 8:01 PM
Smoke it! :grilling:

Mike A
07-09-2012, 10:30 AM
Some Idiot disobeyed the laws against using live minnows for bait. In a few years you will likely catch almost nothing BUT shiners there. Too bad they taste like other ciprinoids--in other words like carp. (In other words, like crap!).