Redhorse ID

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Redhorse ID
I'm fairly sure I did not luck into a River Redhorse, but I just wanted to check with you guys to make sure this is indeed a Shorthead. Caught it on the Grand River in MI, it measured a little over 20". Thanks!
Corey's picture

Yes, that's a shorthead.

Dan's picture
Looks like a shorthead, but t

Looks like a shorthead, but there are some monster river redhorse in the Grand and in some of the tribs.  Lowell is a good spot to find them along with big greaters and lots of goldens.  Unfortunately it is also a popular spot for bowfishing and piles of rotting redhorse on the bank can make for a bummer of a trip.

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Yep, head's too small to be a

Yep, head's too small to be a river.




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maker of things
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Grand River boys

Nice fish SilverLake.  Was that your intended target or were you steelheading?  I got into a few steelies earlier downtown, but I still want to catch a few suckers before it's catfish time.  

SilverLake's picture
Sucker Fishing
I was trying to catch suckers, so far caught a few Golden Redhorse, Shorthead Redhorse, White Suckers, and a White Perch.
SilverLake's picture
Hey guys, same question on

Hey guys, same question on this one.


TaleSpinner's picture
Based on this, I'd say River

Based on this, I'd say River based on head shape, mouth shape, and the number of scales around the tail; but I'm doing so more to learn than from experience.  Wait til the experts chime in (i.e., not me) for a definitive answer. ;)

Life list goals for 2022: Silver Redhorse, Greater Redhorse, River Redhorse, Bowfin, Channel Cat (I have caught many channels years ago, but have no pictures)

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Oh yeah, sure seems like a River to me! Those big fleshy lips are hard to miss, and the body shape is a bit off for a shorthead. Cool catch broski!