From what I understand (from Peterson field guide) smallmouth are a subspecies of shorthead redhorse. I have caught several canidates that in the past I thought were all shortheads, but Id like to get some input from all of my fellow anglers. The first is one I caught today in the White River drainage. This fish has a less drastically curved dorsal fin than some of the other I have caught and made me question my previous ID's.
These next two both came from another session last year but from the same spot.
The next two I caught last year in the Tippecanoe River.
Im interested in what you guys think, Ive got my fingers crossed that I may have my first armchair lifer here. I currently have all of these in my shorthead redhorse file.