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Took my cousins on a walk today and found this guy in the river that is being parker and Jordan, I think its the cherry creek trail? Anyways I managed to get this guy out of the water and it is pretty badass looking! Tried to do research online to see what it is but can't seem to find anything about minnow species in Colorado. Im assuming its a type a minnow, anyone have any ideas?
 

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Looks like a Razorback Sucker. . . ::)

Seriously, if you don't know what it is, you probably shouldn't keep it!
 

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Bad bait...fish don't like them too much. They are also egg eaters and a detriment to any body of water they swim in...

Trapped minnows for thirty years until the rules changed... Would get a handful of sticklebacks out of every two to three hundred fat heads..

I'm fairly certain they weren't ever a legal bait to use.
 

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Hobie is right, especially if you raise the dorsal fin and it has about 6 sharp looking fins sticking up. Used to seine them all the time.
 

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Sorry hobie I saw your response and then 4 others so it was hard to trust them. Thanks for the info. And I didn't keep it no reason too, it was weird its the only fish Ive seen in this creek for the last 2 days and it was inbetween some big rocks, I took me a couple trys to grab him he had many opportunities to dart off he didn't seem to wan't to leave that area. Pretty cool looking fish though!
 

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Better off killing it....but it's not like you would eradicate them anyway...who knows..maybe they'll pick off some mosquito larva..
 

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Better off killing it....but it's not like you would eradicate them anyway...who knows..maybe they'll pick off some mosquito larva..
Nahhh that's not me, I catch and release almost everything I catch normaly so I couldn't just kill off this one little innocent minnow...;D
 
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