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It's a drum guys. Just about the nastiest worthless fish... second only to a grass carp.

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After looking at Will's website, I think he is right. I would have called it a drum in Kansas though.

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That fish is a Notomigonus chrysoleucas, also known as a wild golden shinner. This fish occupies nearly all suitable water from the Atlantic Coast west through the Dakotas and Texas. This information was brought from a In-Fisherman magazine I had laying around. Vol. 29 No. 2 February 2004 Issue.

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It's a White Perch.

We used to catch them in Mullica River, NJ., through the "ICE".

They would stack-up every winter in Collins Cove and although the water is brackish

it gets hard enough for ice fishing. However, during the change of the tide

ice-fisherman have been stranded on breakaway ice-flows almost every year :-/

Roger

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I also think it's a golden shiner. I just caught one of those from a local lake on Sunday while fishing for crappie.

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Golden Shiner or White Perch?

There is no way it is a Golden Shiner...it's not even golden.  It is white though!  ;)

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I would have to agree with Will that it is a white perch.  It looks just like the picture in the description on the other website, a white perch.

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A golden shiner has a single dorsal fin. Looks like a white perch to me.  

Jim

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Looks like a white perch to me.

Ah cumon Jim, you can be more commital than that ;)

We used to catch them by the pail-full in brackish water in New Jersey.

They have excellent flesh and I hear tell that they're sold commercially as "sea perch".

Roger

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It's a drum guys. Just about the nastiest worthless fish... second only to a grass carp.

Actually, fresh water drum are good eating fish, better known as Gaspergou, they are live bait eaters, clean fish and strong fighters.

I have heard white perch in this part of the country refered to white crappie, and I always thought that white crappie and white perch are totally different.   Looking at the picture and googling everything, it looks like a white perch to me.  Reading about them, they appear to be good eating.

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