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Fish Identification

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Northern Pike

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Walleye

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Brook Trout

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White Sucker

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Striped Bass

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Lake Trout

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Chain Pickerel

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Rainbow Trout

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White Perch

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Muskellunge

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Common Carp

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Hybrid Striped Bass

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Landlocked Atlantic Salmon

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Redfin Pickerel

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Brown Trout

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Yellow Perch

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White Crappie

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Channel Catfish

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Redbreast Sunfish

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Largemouth Bass

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Black Crappie

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Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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Smallmouth Bass

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White Catfish

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Brown Bullhead

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Bluegill Sunfish

 

Illustrations: Duane Raver/USFWS

 

 

HERRING

 

Eye diameter greater than snout length

No teeth on roof of mouth

Dorsal fin forward of midlength

Deep body

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Alewife

 

 

Large mouth

Upper jaw close to rear edge of eye

May have a line of spots

Largest in the herring family

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American Shad

 

 

Teeth on roof of mouth

Dorsal fin at midlength

Narrow body

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Atlantic Herring

 

 

Eye diameter less than snout length

No teeth on roof of mouth

Dorsal fin forward of midlength

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Blueback Herring

 

 

Lower jaw projects well beyond upper jaw when mouth closed

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Hickory Shad

 

 

Round snout overhangs closed mouth

Long, filamentous projection from last ray of dorsal fin

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Gizzard Shad

Alewife, American Shad, Blueback Herring and Hickory Shad illustrations ©Duane Raver; Atlantic Herring illustration ©Victor Young/NH. Fish and Game Department;
Gizzard Shad illustration courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ©2012.

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