Cool catch Gary! That's a unique looking lip for sure. And those silvery scales with the golden centers are beautiful. Think there's a big enough population to make them catchable on future trips, or was this just a freak catch? I have yet to catch any redhorse in MO so it seems like astronomical odds! You're a trail blazer man.
"There's always a bigger fish"
dude.... Awesome trip and photos!!!
Awesome photos too!
I was pretty shocked when it was discovered what this Redhorse was - I was fairly certain there would be a Redhorse of some sort in the run I dropped into, it looked very much like somewhere they would hang out... but I was thinking Black or River Redhorse, not this anomaly (I honestly can't remember hearing about this fish's existence until Tony mentioned something about them as we all stood there wondering what it could be)
As far as if there are more - from what I have read in the limited info I've seen so far, and from Tyler's knowledge of the species, it seems that in the places they do occur they are relatively common. Looking forward to a future expedition to see if we can find more, now that we know they are there!!!
Here is a little more information about the Pealip: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/202255/0
Do not meddle in the affairs of BAGMAN, for thou art crunchy and good with Old Bay seasoning...