Same fish?

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D.T.
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Same fish?
<p>I caught this one and released it. A couple days later I caught it again. I think?</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://imageshack.us/a/img855/6146/img20130516200520.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://imageshack.us/a/img203/2201/img20130517203458.jpg" /></p>
Mike B
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The bottom redhorse looks sma

The bottom redhorse looks smaller judging by the size of your hand in relation to it. The wound looks different too. Pretty freaky nonetheless.

mike b

Mike B
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The bottom redhorse looks sma

The bottom redhorse looks smaller judging by the size of your hand in relation to it. The wound looks different too. Pretty freaky nonetheless.

mike b

Jknuth
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The bottom fish is a male the

The bottom fish is a male the top is a female. 
If I had to guess I would say arrow wound.

Mud
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Gotta love the rod holder in

Gotta love the rod holder in the background of the second pic. Alongside what others said, you can compare the shape of the wound compared to the scales around it and it looks pretty different. I would guess somebody is bowfishing and releasing at that spot.

Dr Flathead
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Water has been pretty stained

Water has been pretty stained this year for bowfishing.  I bet those wounds are from either spawning and getting beat up that way or those fish are slamming into rocks during the fight.

DavidG
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Are there herons are egrets i

Are there herons are egrets in the area there?    Was there an "exit wound"?

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Hengelaar
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Tubes

Yeah, bottom one has tubes too.

Plus the wound's in a different place on the bottom one.

 

Maybe there's a mystery fish in the Z there, with a really pointy snout, and he don likey de Goldens....

Fishn sure is neat

niener32
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Lamprey?

Depending on the river or stream, a lamprey, or in this case lampreys, could be the culprits. I have seen some pretty nasty lamprey wounds on a big carp and have caught a silver redhorse with a chestnut lamprey attached. My bet would be lamprey.

angry mongrel
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Look at the old nic in the bo
Look at the old nic in the bottom ones tail...I vote different with similar wounds. Just another bleeding ulcer or rock beats.

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