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bassboy444

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I caught this a little bit south of Peoria. It's 24 inches long and it seemed to weigh about 5 lbs though I didn't have a scale. I looked online and can't figure out what kinda fish it is.
 
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Troutier Bassier

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That is the dirtyest Pikeminnow I have ever seen. Was it like this when you caught it or did you keep it out of the water?
 
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Mike123

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Kill every single one you find. They are non beneficial fish. DO NOT kill Whitefish. They are real silvery and have tiny mouths and are NATIVE.
 
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Hard to tell for sure from your pic. But, it's either a pike or a carp.

I like Jiggzy's fertilizer idea!
 
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Beastfisherman

Ya that looks like a a Northern Pikeminnow.But its a little darker than usual. Its worth about $4.00 at The Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program. :)
 
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It isn't a carp. Carp have a nasty looking sucker mouth and a much different and often larger dorsal fin.
 
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muskieguide

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Do they have a reward fishery for the upper willamette rivber? Ive done the fishery on the columbia and lower, but don't know if they have the program for up higher
 
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The Nothing

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Kill every single one you find. They are non beneficial fish. DO NOT kill Whitefish. They are real silvery and have tiny mouths and are NATIVE.

Spoken like a truely malinformed person.....
 
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TTFishon

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Kill every single one you find. They are non beneficial fish. DO NOT kill Whitefish. They are real silvery and have tiny mouths and are NATIVE.

I believe they are NATIVE. Not sure if they're beneficial in the eyes of a salmon/steelhead fisherman, but they have their place.
 
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Thuggin4Life

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Well i say use it for fertilizer or crab bait to make it a benificial fish. I kill them all.
 
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