just me and my gheenoe..7-13

bass-busterbass-buster Posts: 14 Greenhorn
dropped my gheenoe in the old neighborhood lake this mornin...fished 2 hrs and caught 3 fish..missed 2 others..this one here was the biggest at around 3.5-4lbs...tryin again tomorrow..

quick question...i threw my cast net the other day hoping for some shiners...i caught some smaller baitfish that looked almost like a greenback..they had a big black dot around the gill area..they were small at around 3-4 inches in length...anyone know what these are?? i ran into a small school of them and had around 50 or so in my net..as i was throwing them back in they were getting hammered on the surface almost as fast as they were hitting the water...was thinking of trying some live bait and i was curious what these were..this is a freshwater pond with a tiny brackish canal that leads into it..i heard a story of a small tarpon being caught in the lake..


  • palmbeachpetepalmbeachpete Posts: 2,618 Captain
    Looks like a great day on the water.
  • wellcraftwellcraft Posts: 1,333 Officer
    what you described sound like some sort of bream
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  • bass-busterbass-buster Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    def not any sort of bream...it was white..almost like a greenback or a whitebait in saltwater.
  • hewes18hewes18 Posts: 757 Officer
    Sounds like a Shad, we used to catch them in pretty good sizes in the canal behind my house (C24).
  • ZimmerNoleZimmerNole Posts: 9,244 Officer
    Are "wild shiners" just another type of shad? I've wondered this for years because we have plenty of them behind my house (plantation, FL)
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  • bass-busterbass-buster Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    a threadfin shad it was...hard to keep alive huh ?
  • Homer47Homer47 Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    The shiners I'm familiar with are not a member of the shad family. We used to see a lot of them in the Hillsbourough River north of Tampa. Some were a foot or so long and would hit bream bugs. They have a bronze or gold cast to them and the scale pattern is somewhat like a carp's. Some bait shops sold them and would charge an arm and a leg for them.Forty years ago they went for $10/dozen. I can only imagine what they go for now.
  • mandaferretmandaferret Posts: 932 Officer
    Shiners in the wild are the same species as the ones in bait stores, and are related to carp and minnows. Last I checked at the bait store they were 8 dollars for a half dozen of small.
    The fish you castnetted were just as hewes18 said, either threadfin shad or baby gizzards.

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