After thinking about fish records all day, I realized a lot of fish get misidentified because they were given stupid names. For example "River Redhorse" makes you think that it's the species of redhorse that lives in rivers. And "Rock Bass" makes you think it's a species of bass that likes rocky habitats (which is why they are confused with smallmouth bass).
I challenge all of you to come up with better names for these fish. Here are my ideas:
"Lake Sturgeon" do not always live in lakes. They should be called "Northern Sturgeon".
"Rock Bass" are not bass, and don't always live in rocks. They should be called "Camo Sunfish".
"River Redhorse" should be called "Bull Redhorse".
"Blue Sucker", not really blue, should be called "Torpedofish" or "Torpedo Sucker"
"Northern Hog Suckers" should just be called "Pugamoos". In some regions, they are already called Pugamoos. I think Pugamoo is a better name for this fish. I am going to call them Pugamoos from now on.
Also, I like the name "Frostfish" for Round Whitefish, used in the Adirondacks.
Others ... ?