Excuse my ignorance, but what kind of fish is this? I actually caught it today while fishing for rainbows (it hit a panther martin that was almost as big as it was and got foul hooked) . I started thinking about it and switched the rainbow trout rapala on one of my rods for a small silver daredevle that resembled this fish and just started killing the 'bows. I kept a couple for the grill and they had stomachs packed with these things. Some almost looked like little crappies (I know this one isn't a crappie)
Is it a shad, ciscoe, something else? Being from minnesota, I've never seen a shad. Sorry that the pic isn't the best. the one feature I noticed that wasn't in the pic was it's tail was very deeply forked. It was bright silver with a bluish hue to it's back. It was very flat if that makes any sense.
Thanks for any info.
Thought I'd throw in a pic of one of the rainbows that were eating these things.