minnow mystery - Solved!

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Goldenfishberg
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minnow mystery - Solved!
<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b57d72ab-78cb-b51f-ff19-62bef767eafa"><span style="font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Caught this strange minnow from the snake river near cross lake last night, it doesnt seem to fit any of the fish listed on the MN fish mapper for the snake river or cross lake. Something tells me it was possbily dumped in there from someones minnow bucket because I caught it at one of the boat ramps. I&#39;m stumped..</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38;">Anybody have any ideas on what it could be?</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 1.38; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b57d72ab-78cb-b51f-ff19-62bef767eafa"><span style="font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img height="444" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Oo3MRhZJi2m4dvNLpJiDr3Ch7efBPbRXAMk7tT0cCHu8K6EK1NIrLL2kjNZyk6Skx9aoBaSnEO4aO-gnwMJWSykrMTUYmp46e_FI66af-YhyVjP07LdLIzmyrNxZQ6Z62Qmt6nOa" style="border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="592" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b57d72ab-78cb-b51f-ff19-62bef767eafa"><span style="font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img height="468" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/DzOC-aGd6zsidCRlvbbFq1t7balI-KbtvtYUGHDXULhM4c0wic0eGfmgm9JT1Tr-gDdycTdleBnf-heJtXqtJ3JXxc67Qasz6IHwtjI01pQyHxmDfMvHm7Ofk60ciZU0pMafZ9L4" style="border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="624" /></span></span></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p><img alt="Displaying IMG_4776.jpg" src="blob:https%3A//mail.google.com/794744ca-afc0-44d1-8546-4205f7d67f26" /></p>
drawer.bli
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My guess would be northern re

My guess would be northern redbelly dace. Some type of dace for sure, anyways. 

UpperMi roughangler
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I'd say Finescale Dace (Phoxinus neogaeus)

Northern redbellies have two dark lateral bands. Finescales have one. Every Northern Redbelly I've seen (and I've handled a lot of them) has had a very dark lateral stripe below the lateral line and a thin dark stripe above it.

The above fish are Northern Redbelly Dace. Note the two dark lateral bands.

It looks like your fish only has the one above the lateral line, so I'd go with Finescale Dace.

Dr Flathead
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Yup, its a finescale.  I stil

Yup, its a finescale.  I still need to catch one of them for my lifelist someday.

Goldenfishberg
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Thanks dudes, much appreciate

Thanks dudes, much appreciated! That one had me stumped but I knew you guys with keen eyes would solve my scooby doo minnow mystery.

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.