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Ok can anyone please look at this link and tell me what kind of fish this is.



I caught 2 of those at Pueblo today and Im praying they are not Walleye.  That was what I was fishing for but the dang lure is bigger than that is.  Would be my first Walleye ever and what a heart breaker that is.

Also tried to post as a picture and did what Epic said to do and put <img>  and /<img> but sub <> with [] and it didnt work.  So any help there would be greatly appreciated as well.

Ok I see what I did wrong now thanks for the info and I got the pic to show up now.
 

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You may want to check out the screenshots I posted in the "How do you post pics" thread (they are near the bottom of this link):

http://www.coloradofisherman.com/forum/index.php?topic=172.135

and make sure your image link looks like the one described in Step 6, e.g. for your image:

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[img]http://www.dropshots.com/photos/200356/20061029/145331.jpg[/img]
 

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Don, that website isn't working...seems to lock up my computer. Maybe it's just on my end. It looks like a perch, but has the dorsal fin of a walleye. Don't know, been a while since I caught a perch.
 
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lake1177 said:
Don, that website isn't working...seems to lock up my computer.
My fault. I had a brain fart the way I posted it first. It's fixed.
 

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Without a doubt it is a yellow perch. Don - they have been in Pueblo for at least 2-3 years. The biggest I have seen so far this year is around 11 inches. Have heard of a 13 incher being caught. They will give us something else to target in the winter time...and for you crank draggers, perch immitations will work better. Recall the perch heavy days up at Glendo and how well the perch cranks worked?
 

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Without a doubt it is a yellow perch.  Don - they have been in Pueblo for at least 2-3 years.  The biggest I have seen so far this year is around 11 inches.  Have heard of a 13 incher being caught.  They will give us something else to target in the winter time...and for you crank draggers, perch immitations will work better.  Recall the perch heavy days up at Glendo and how well the perch cranks worked?


Are the perch going to be a positive there? Or will it make the fishing even tougher?
 

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Are the perch going to be a positive there? Or will it make the fishing even tougher?
Hard to say but I think it will add another predator to the system.  When perch are young they will be a food source but when bigger they will help reduce the smaller shad.  Provides another fisherperson opportunity to the lake unlike shad...ever eat one of those...yuk!
 

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Thanks for the help got the picture to work now.
I thought it was a Perch but my buddy I was with didnt think Pueblo had those fish in it. So was thinking only other fish I knew that looked like that was Walleye. Glad to see I was wrong and it wasnt that. Still means I have not caught one yet. So now im 4/0 4 trips 0 Walleye. But wow if I was fishing for Small Mouth Bass I would of won that one already seems to be the only thing I catch there regularly.

Thanks to all those that posted and helped out.
 

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can someone varify my theory?
I thought maybe one like that was a walleye in this lake i fished?(no idea whats in it) but I decided it didnt have walleye eyes so it must be a perch...
the small walleyes have wierd eyes too right?
its wierd how those small perch look like walleyes...
 
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A juvenile walleye looks like a walleye, especially the coloration.  It's been a long time since I have seen any really tiny walleyes, but I remember the coloration and having no doubt what I was seeing.  The teeth were evident, too, even in the small fish.  As far as body shape and dorsal fins go, yes, perch and walleyes are similar.  The walleye is a member of the perch "family".

I couldn't find any great pictures of juvenile walleyes on the web, but this one shows the teeth (they show up better on the otiginal photo at http://www.fpc.org/bon_jda/Pictures/walleye.jpg) and the typical walleye coloration:

 
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