The notchlip redhorse is a large, handsome species of sucker, with large metallic scales and gray to orange fins. This fish was once considered a subspecies of the silver redhorse, but it was discovered that these two are similar but genetically distinct. Notchlip redhorse can be found east of the Appalachians from Virginia's Roanoke-Chowan drainage to the Altamaha River drainage in the state of Georgia. South Carolina's Notchlip Redhorse population is found both in the mainstem and larger tributaries of the Pee Dee River, Santee River, and Savannah River. Tactics for notchlips is similar to those used for silvers.