fish ID please

i caught a few of these in a cast net while trying to get some shiners.
originally i thought they were shad, so i did a little research and the fish ID pictures of shad species in Florida seem different than this fish.
ive seen cormorants come up with them all the time and ive seen them tail flip on the surface from time to time.
they were all 9-10" in length.
the mouth is very small and on the underside of the head, the eyes seem to be larger, and the body seems to be taller than a shads.
maybe just a different species of shad, i dont know. any help is appreciated.


  • Simple ManSimple Man Posts: 122 Officer
    Threadfin Shad?
  • GITBITGITBIT Posts: 31 Deckhand
    Shad shaped but your right the mouth does not look shad like. I'm thinking another non-native.??
    Looks like bass food though.
  • flaswimbaiterflaswimbaiter Posts: 123 Officer
    Gizzard shad, too big to be a threadfin.
  • fishin_on_creditfishin_on_credit Posts: 21 Greenhorn
    i'm thinking gizzard shad also,cut one open if it has a gizzard....good striper bait somewhere north of here :wink
  • LeeHLeeH Posts: 121 Officer
    Definately Gizard Shad.
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