Friday, September 3, 2010

A New Species on the Fly For Me

Here is a Central Quillback Carpsucker (Carpiodes cyprinus hinei) caught on a crayfish pattern from the Kokosing River and another species to add to the fly caught list. Research showed that this is a different fish from the Northern Quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus cyprinus) that comes into the Lake Erie tribs in the spring and eats nymphs fished for steelhead.

They are suprisingly good fighters when hooked and can reach a weight of up to 10 pounds.

1 comment:

Sonder said...

They also make runs up creeks and rivers like the smallmouth!