Fish ID

Aaron Bye

I enjoy pics of fish and speciically nice pictures of fish. They do not have to be the largest of the species but quality pics where the fish is clear and easy to ID. Next is correct ID of the fish.

I know I have commented on a number of them with the proper ID and have held off on others. I am wondering if that ruffles any feathers. I am not doing it to hurt any feelings or feel superior. I have spent a large amount of my life taking pride in fish ID. There are some pretty cool catches here that people do not even realize how neat they are. 

 

Just looking for some feedback to see if it bothers people here. I know some places it offends others very fast.

Posted by Aaron Bye Expert Member created over 4 years ago - last updated over 4 years ago
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Aaron Bye

I just added a few pics of redhorse and a Northern Hogsucker. 

Posted by Aaron Bye Expert Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

I don't have any problem with it. In fact, it's informative and useful.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Brian Shea

Let me know if I ever ID fish wrong.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Ray N

I think its good to correct people. I would never be offended. thanks! i see a lot of problems with snakeheads and bowfin. also the different types of gar seem to be a problem at times.

Posted by Ray N Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Aaron Bye

Thanks Guys I was hoping this would be the responce. Area of the country is important when ID on fish is beign done also. I keep my Peterson's guide next to my bed and read it often. 

 

MAles and females of species also can confuse people. Right Brian? :)

Posted by Aaron Bye Expert Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Jessica & Angelo

I don't mind people being confuse on what they caught. I agree with Henry. But the real confusing Aaron is determinding the ''Sex'' I persoanlly don't know. 

Posted by Jessica & Angelo Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Aaron Bye

Glad to hear I am not stepping on toes!

As for the Sex of the fish I only brought it up because I confused myself on the region Brian was in and was thinking female Pumpkinseeds were redears.

I can't tell you how many times I have talked to people that talk about the Stripers in my area. Only thing is they are not stripers they are white bass and don't grow nearly as large.

 

Ray I think it was one of your pics that I commented on it being a Snail Bullhead instead of a Brown. That is an impressive Snail too that is near the top of their growth.

Posted by Aaron Bye Expert Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Daniel Plaza

its nice to be corrected because you learn as much as possible. fishing isnt just skill its also knowledge. more knowledge better. lots of fish go unknow on the website cause of the spicies list but there are so many to keep up with.

Posted by Daniel Plaza Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Lenny Trout

I am the same. Growing up, I was addicted to field guides, and, in my bathroom, I keep field guides on birds, fish (both wild and aquarium varieties), reptiles and amphibians, and trees. Somewhere in my fishing report I have a catch labeled a Warmouth (from a pond I have stocked with many fish) that I am pretty sure is a cross between a Warmouth and a Green Sunfish...check it out.

Posted by Lenny Trout Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Brian Shea

Aaron, check out that sucker in my report. I need an ID

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Do let us know the proper species , this is the only way for some of us to learn! Yes i am gonna buy a Field Guide, i have had some from childhood on Reptiles and Amphibians but not on Fish, bout time i got one ! lol Thanks for all , AJ

Posted by Aj Shapiro over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Lenny Trout

It's all good...you are one of the few that have found a niche on Hooked-In; I was waiting for you to ID Sir Shea's fish.

Posted by Lenny Trout Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Since you mention it, I have been puzzled for years about a fish I catch here. It should be a Chain Pickerel, but it does not have reticulated markings. It has instead white spots, like a Northern Pike. It is not a redfin, for sure, so I wonder if it is a hybrid of some kind. technically, there are no Northern Pike in NC, but there used to be.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

Brian Shea

Henry, I'm just guessing but could it be a grass pickerel?

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

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