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Lake: Chatfield Reservoir
Fish: River Carpsucker

river carpsucker bucket list.

Post By: Fish024      Posted: 2/20/2014 10:47:30 PM     Points: 85    
saw a post from lewdog and orion.... here is a picture of one... actually found this in kingfisher last fall. was fishing with a white senko in weed beds just off the parking lot where the underground water seeps into the portion of the lake. also was about 2am. just slowly bouncing it on the bottom like youd be fishing for bass..... idk if it was a fluke or what but it may help...
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 2/21/2014 8:11:19 AM     Points: 9516    
I think that's a common carp.
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 8:17:57 AM     Points: 85    
Check your list of species again. Definitely a rivers carpsucker
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 2/21/2014 8:23:27 AM     Points: 9516    
Well if it is that's cool. I didn't know they had them in chatfield. My apologies if I came on harsh.
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 8:28:09 AM     Points: 85    
They are common along the platte. So considering how the platte feeds chatty I assume that's where it came from.
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 2/21/2014 8:46:35 AM     Points: 9516    
Very cool. Another fish to target while I'm there.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/21/2014 8:53:36 AM     Points: 1682    
See I can learn something new everyday from this site.

That's a species I had never even heard of. I know many others have never heard of it either. I look at that list of species often and this species I never did any research on. Passed it over. I may have caught a few of those guys in the past and did not even know it? I'm now looking forward to a confirmed catch by me and thanks for bringing that fish to our attention with a image that proves you landed one.

I'm on Lewdogs shirt tails, learning as he does. He seems to get to the new species before me all the time. This one unless hes caught it already I may stand a chance.
 Reply by: Kolorado KingFisher      Posted: 2/21/2014 9:28:39 AM     Points: 82    
That is not a carpsucker...common carp 100%...it scales are way too large, mouth is in the wrong place, not the right head, does not have a sharp dorsal...common carp bro.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:05:13 AM     Points: 1682    
So the jury is still out then? Ill wait for the verdict.
Side by side by common carp
Yeah kinda does looks more like the common carp
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:05:31 AM     Points: 85    
Stout bodied, the back of the River Carpsucker is slightly arched sporting a long dorsal fin that much longer in the front that the back. Scales are large, as are their eyes. The mouth is sub-terminal with a nipple-like projection in the middle of the lower lip. Coloration is brown-olive on the upper body, silverish scales along the side that fade to a white underside. Lower fins are white.
A deep-bodied sucker with a long, falcate (sickle-shaped) dorsal fin snout short and rounded mouth short, wide and wholly inferior (on the ventral side of the head) lower lip with a nipple-like projection in the middle. There are 23-27 rays in the dorsal fins scales are large. The adults are a slate or olivaceous silvery color. Fins are colorless or pinkish yellow. Length at the end of the first year up to 6 inches. Adults in Colorado reach 18-19 inches in length. The average weight of an adult is in excess of 2 pounds ranging to a maximum of 5 1/2 pounds.
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:10:16 AM     Points: 85    
im gonna say river carp sucker
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:11:59 AM     Points: 3940    
Hahaha the carpsucker is found in waters out east. There have been no record of them being in chatty or the s platte that close to the mountains. Just a common carp buddy.
Hey rangler your gonna have a hard time this year. I am tucking my shirt in this season(no more tails). You might wanna chase that char in Dillon if you want a hint or a jump on my game.
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:17:24 AM     Points: 85    
oo heres another one for yall to pick at.... i see it as a suckermouth minnow (endangered species) but when i look on here i see it as a spot tail shinner
left is my catch...middle is fishexplorers spot tail shinner ......right is googles suckermouth minnow
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:19:31 AM     Points: 85    
ya alright may be a common carp but it sure could fool a guy if he didnt have al you great fish explorer folks... ha exactly why i dont put face shots up....
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:20:04 AM     Points: 85    
i was even trying to help u out lew (buddy)
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:21:02 AM     Points: 1682    
Tuck that shirt in and while your at it you should shave too.May as well wash that lucky hat. Got to clean you up for photo opps. Your getting famous. Oh and Im not going to Dillion to fish for Char LOL as long as your doing that the fish down here are safe.
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:26:21 AM     Points: 3940    
Hehehe I just washed the hat for its final time a few weeks ago.
Fish24 I was not trying to bash on your catch just trying to help you out with a better understanding of the carpsuckers. And you should not be affraid of a face shot. Unless your ashamed of something you've done or still do. Here's me n my lucky hat today at work not working.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:34:34 AM     Points: 54802    
Lew if you washed the hat, you washed all the luck out of it!
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:40:34 AM     Points: 3940    
No I just washed all the nasty crap off it. I think it had a smell to it that was so bad if I touched it then baited my hook it repelled the fish.
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:41:52 AM     Points: 85    
im certainly not ashamed of what i do or done.... im just concerned about crazys over the internet... im always in for meeting new friends on the water though... just something about meeting people over the internet doesnt jive with me.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:48:47 AM     Points: 1682    
My A-town Spot tail is Bigger than yours.
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:54:25 AM     Points: 85    
fatty spot!! ha good stuff man! Now its on....its not about size. its about weirdness... Whos caught the weirdest, most unusual fish in state.
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 2/21/2014 10:59:48 AM     Points: 3940    
That's me. Here's a sacramento. Maybe orange spotted.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:05:48 AM     Points: 1682    
Caught this last year or the year before. Thought it was weird for CO [log in for link]
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:07:40 AM     Points: 3702    
fishrangler, as much as people letting their tropicals go is bad, it would be totally cool to catch an oscar!
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:10:32 AM     Points: 3940    
That looks like good cat bait right there. Lil more exotic than any I caught in Colorado.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:12:28 AM     Points: 1682    
You think thats bad I landed a giant Pacu 5 LBer about five years ago out of the spillway at Chatfield freaked me out looked like it had giant human teeth. Back then I did not carry cameras and what not so it got thown on shore and left there. Peopel say the Pacu's are not saposed to survive but I think they do, many are caught in CO.
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:23:18 AM     Points: 3940    
Rangler you shoulda filleted that sonofa.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:25:09 AM     Points: 3702    
When I was in high school the lake at the south end of Wash park had big goldfish in it. They drained it my senior year, so I don't know if any survived.
 Reply by: Kolorado KingFisher      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:38:46 AM     Points: 82    
Fishrangler too funny man...where in hell did you catch a cichlid in colorado?
 Reply by: Kolorado KingFisher      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:43:18 AM     Points: 82    
not long ago I was bsn with a guy at boyd and he told me caught an invasive asian 'flying' carp in a metro lake in Denver (silver or big head take your pick)...I was skeptacle, thinking for sure to be a grass carp, he showed me a picture...lo and behold...I would guess from the picture it was about 20 lbs, scary thought
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/21/2014 11:51:54 AM     Points: 1682    
The oscar came out of one of the ponds in town.

I seen that picture too of the asian carp, its on the forum here some where.
I think it was Hogmaster who caught it I cannot remember for sure.
 Reply by: Kolorado KingFisher      Posted: 2/21/2014 12:32:10 PM     Points: 82    
Crazy stuff out there, oscars, silver carp...I know its february but are you going to put on another cat tourney this year...I was out doing a little scouting for next month, I have the cat fever bad, its been too long
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 1:38:50 PM     Points: 85    
fishrangler takes the cake for sure. wish i coulda seen that pacu though.... i google them and your right wow human looking teeth... i woulda left it on shore too!
 Reply by: Fish024      Posted: 2/21/2014 1:40:10 PM     Points: 85    
any other bucket listers you boys intend on finding? mine is a pike minnow
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 2/21/2014 2:25:20 PM     Points: 570    
I know a lot of folks still chasing them Arctic Bass.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 2/21/2014 2:40:06 PM     Points: 54802    
when I mentioned your arctic bass on another thread.. the response said something about unicorns. People shouldn't be haten like that.
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 2/21/2014 2:41:16 PM     Points: 570    
They are about that rare, I tell you what.

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