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Went out a week and a half ago with the GF and hit White River...We didn't choose the best day as the water was basically chocolate milk but we did manage a little rainbow trout and also a really nice size Bony Tail Chub! Seems like these guys are doing a lot better over here near the Rangely/Meeker area, I caught two of them last year! Really interesting looking fish and fun to catch, they fight really hard!

Hope you guys enjoy the video if you choose to watch...It was a grindy day so the video is short, attached is a photo of the fish as well. Didn't get many pics as I didn't want it out of the water long.
Stay safe and tight lines everyone!

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Bummer about the water conditions but cool fish no mater what it is. Has aspects that look like a grayling. Thanks for putting together another nice video.

Starting to worry some about the affects of COVID on Colorado fish. At a time of year we normally see loads of fat walleyes, slimers, along with ice out pike and soon to be lakers...anglers are catching carp, suckers and chubs!!

Only joking as I think it’s been neat to see some different species being featured.
 

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Bummer about the water conditions but cool fish no mater what it is. Has aspects that look like a grayling. Thanks for putting together another nice video.

Starting to worry some about the affects of COVID on Colorado fish. At a time of year we normally see loads of fat walleyes, slimers, along with ice out pike and soon to be lakers...anglers are catching carp, suckers and chubs!!

Only joking as I think it’s been neat to see some different species being featured.
That's how it has been for me. Caught two carp on jerk baits last night haha
 

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Thanks man! After talking with a buddy and closer inspection of the tail I think it was a roundtail chub or a pikeminnow...still a cool catch either way!
So I am a total fish nerd. Have been since I was about 5 years old. I am 95 percent positive that was a Roundtail chub. They have Pikeminnow in Denver aquarium and I have spent a good amount of time watching them with my kids. Definitely not a Pikeminnow. Two identifying factors that eliminate Pikeminnow are the thickness of the tail and the mouth. Pikeminnow have larger mouths, and the corner of their mouth is near parallel to their eye. Pikeminnow also have much thicker tails.

On the other side the tail was a bit too thick for a Bonytail. All that said congrats! That was a very large Roundtail chub! If there was a master angler category for them I think that would fit in there or be close at least. From what I understand Master Anger lengths are generally determined by fish in the 95th percentile in a given area. So you seem like a pretty tall dude. If you are 6'2" I think you would be in the 95th percentile for height yourself, haha.
 

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Bummer about the water conditions but cool fish no mater what it is. Has aspects that look like a grayling. Thanks for putting together another nice video.

Starting to worry some about the affects of COVID on Colorado fish. At a time of year we normally see loads of fat walleyes, slimers, along with ice out pike and soon to be lakers...anglers are catching carp, suckers and chubs!!

Only joking as I think it’s been neat to see some different species being featured.
Ya just an unlucky day to go. Glad you enjoyed the video!!

Haha does seem to be a lot of carp and sucker catches lately!
 

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So I am a total fish nerd. Have been since I was about 5 years old. I am 95 percent positive that was a Roundtail chub. They have Pikeminnow in Denver aquarium and I have spent a good amount of time watching them with my kids. Definitely not a Pikeminnow. Two identifying factors that eliminate Pikeminnow are the thickness of the tail and the mouth. Pikeminnow have larger mouths, and the corner of their mouth is near parallel to their eye. Pikeminnow also have much thicker tails.

On the other side the tail was a bit too thick for a Bonytail. All that said congrats! That was a very large Roundtail chub! If there was a master angler category for them I think that would fit in there or be close at least. From what I understand Master Anger lengths are generally determined by fish in the 95th percentile in a given area. So you seem like a pretty tall dude. If you are 6'2" I think you would be in the 95th percentile for height yourself, haha.
I saw your youtube comment before I saw this haha. You're def right...I need to step my ID game up lol! I am like 7/8's of an inch under 6'2" haha!
 

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Hey guys.

Yes AO, that would be a more accurate taxonomical observation and l feel remiss for passing up a perfectly good opportunity to use the phrase "caudal peduncle" but as it happens l was just tossing a little stone into the mirror pool to see who might take note of it.

I was stoked the op arrived at what l believe to be a correct i.d. of the mystery fish, that usually does not happen.

Cheers all.
 

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Hey guys.

Yes AO, that would be a more accurate taxonomical observation and l feel remiss for passing up a perfectly good opportunity to use the phrase "caudal peduncle" but as it happens l was just tossing a little stone into the mirror pool to see who might take note of it.

I was stoked the op arrived at what l believe to be a correct i.d. of the mystery fish, that usually does not happen.

Cheers all.
Now that sounds more like the swimbait I know! (y)
 
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