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What kind of bait fish is this, it hangs out on the bottom laying on there fins in fresh water streams in Bricktown NJ???



 

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Looks like a little snakehead[eek]
 

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I know I'm probably wrong......I am def. not an expert.....
 

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Eastern mud minnow (Umbra pygmaea) and it is a NJ native. We electro fish these all the time in our trout streams and warmwater streams here in northern NJ. They live all along the east coast states. There are (I think) 4 or 5 subspecies of these fish.
 

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anyone ever see those little guys with the little horns or spikes on the heads? flatbrook is loaded with them....what r they?
 

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anyone ever see those little guys with the little horns or spikes on the heads? flatbrook is loaded with them....what r they?
The guys are correct, creek chubs. Here's a description about the "horns":

The creek chub is a medium-sized minnow that can reach lengths of 8-10 inches. Throughout most of the year creek chubs appear black or bluish above and silvery below, though during the spring spawning season male creek chubs take on a bright, rosy color and develop at least four large tubercles on each side of their heads. These breeding tubercles are the basis for one of the common names for the creek chub, "horned dace."
 
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