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<p>Both of these fish were caught by a buddy of mine during a trip we took to the Upper Roanoke Basin. &nbsp;For what it&#39;s worth here the Upper Roanoke fish list from Nature Serve&nbsp;<a href="http://www.natureserve.org/getData/dataSets/watershedHucs/hucTable.jsp?huc=3010101">http://www.natureserve.org/getData/dataSets/watershedHucs/hucTable.jsp?huc=3010101</a>&nbsp; and USGS non-indiginous fish list&nbsp;<a href="http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesList.aspx?Group=&amp;Status=0&amp;FMB=0&amp;pathway=0&amp;Sortby=1&amp;Size=50&amp;HUCNumber=3010101">http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesList.aspx?Group=&amp;Status=0&amp;FMB=0&amp;pathway=0&amp;Sortby=1&amp;Size=50&amp;HUCNumber=3010101</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The first fish is a Redhorse of some sort, I think Nature Serve has the common names for Redhorse a little mixed up, what they have listed as a V-lip should be Notchlip and what they call Slender should be V-lip.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At any rate, here&#39;s some pictures:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jKLwO4JoArU/UCvNhbhh2GI/AAAAAAAARL0/FFu3vsbLgm0/s647/IMG_1256.JPG" style="width: 647px; height: 364px; " /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mdOJZ3xws1s/UCvNh3PXI7I/AAAAAAAARL8/garTNj_n6qk/s647/IMG_1257.JPG" style="width: 647px; height: 364px; " /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gBCSswS3bis/UCvNiaAS8CI/AAAAAAAARME/ZWwmXy_A7TY/s519/IMG_1258.JPG" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-20iVM9wvbEE/UCvNj-_TH4I/AAAAAAAARMc/r2HI99gt928/s647/IMG_1261.JPG" style="width: 647px; height: 364px; " /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The second is a catfish of some sort, sorry the pictures aren&#39;t clearer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XE-toiptoSw/UConkEcruhI/AAAAAAAAQM8/9YfDURUFdMo/s640/IMG_1382.JPG" style="width: 640px; height: 360px; " /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NmSNyWaLC_U/UConnSalOrI/AAAAAAAAQNg/oQsWgUR5-Xs/s640/IMG_1385.JPG" style="width: 640px; height: 360px; " /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cg8MNitopVg/UConoKogtVI/AAAAAAAAQNo/9d1n6RKsdGM/s640/IMG_1386.JPG" style="width: 640px; height: 360px; " /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks in advance for any help!</p>
Dr Flathead
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Looks kinda like a Flat

Looks kinda like a Flat Bullhead

the pyromaniac
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The catfish is definitely a
The catfish is definitely a flat bullhead. I grew up fishing the upper Roanoke basin, and I've caught tons of those. They're very common in the Pigg, Dan, and Blackwater Rivers. The redhorse, I'm not sure about.

 

 

 

Let there be fire!

the pyromaniac
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I think that's it. V-lips
I think that's it. V-lips are common in the Roanoke drainage, but I've only caught 3 suckers there, so I didn't want to speak from supposition rather than firsthand knowledge. Besides, I don't know enough about redhorses to distinguish, seeing how we have a lot of species down here that aren't covered in depth anywhere.

 

 

 

Let there be fire!

pmk00001
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Thanks!

I agree that looks like a flat bullhead now, my buddy is psyched!!

 

I'm leaning toward Notchlip Redhorse (Moxostoma collapsum) on the redhorse.  Mostly based on mouth shape.