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HOLY FAWK!!!!!! I cant believe some of the responses.



My first thought was it was a Walleye. With the typical colouring of an eye. Most Pike Minnows do have coloured fins. This one doesnt and is quite pale. After further review of where the Pulvic Fins are, it is consistant of a Pike Minnow.
 

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That is definately a sqawfish... oops... northern pike minnow. Definately not a walleye. There's no need to kill them in Okanagan Lake. It has so many fish and is so deep it could support almost any species.(X- Files music) The squawkers get huge in there, but it takes them a LONG time to get that way, and they do not deserve to be killed unless you plan to eat it. It could be 40 years old! That above one is probably 6-8 years old.
 

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Northen Pike Minnow....!!! Culled by the millions and people make good money doing so...Marko

....Float fisher, I could be wrong but count the lower finns. Although they do look simmilar the eye on

this one is smallish as well....Also I think the minnow only has one dorsal finn..
 

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Just a reminder you can get your points across without resorting to profanity. Even if it is edited, there still is a line that shouldn't be crossed. Also keep the name calling to your self. That alone will be cause for an automatic warning. If you have any issues with this please don't plug this post with your responses, rather shoot me a PM instead. Thank you for your co operation. :cheers:

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Float Fisher said:
HOLY FAWK!!!!!! I cant believe some of the responses.

Enless I have been smoking something that pic is of a Walleye, other wise know as a Pickerel to some in Canada.

Its a WALLEYE!

BTW, they are UNREAL to eat. Best eating fish ever. They make a great shore lunch. I will post a better pic of one in a second.
I'm going to sugest that maybe you have been smoking something. In addition, whatever it is it must be really good. :confused:

Back on topic, that is certainly NOT a walleye. Or were you being sacastic? I can't tell ???

You are however, correct in that walleye are fantastic eating. I had home made walleye fish and chips this week and they were awsome. IMO, they were on par with or better than halibut or rock fish.

Anyways, as many people have already mentioned, that is a northern pike minnow.
 

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marko said:
Northen Pike Minnow....!!! Culled by the millions and people make good money doing so...Marko

....Float fisher, I could be wrong but count the lower finns. Although they do look simmilar the eye on

this one is smallish as well....Also I think the minnow only has one dorsal finn..
Marko, I edited my posts since I read this. Both fish have the same amount of lower fins, just the walleye has theirs by the Pectorals, the Pike Minnow's is futher toward the Anal fin.. You are correct, with the Dorsal....good observations.

Sorry BCFR members for the edit, I should have analysed the pic better.
This is the fasted posted replies in a while. I didnt even have a chance to edit before other posts were up.
 

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Hate to restate what others have said but in case there is a vote going on....that is definitely a squaw...err a pike minnow. I could only hope to find walleye so close to home!

Has anyone eaten pike minnows before? I heard they are very boney. I took one home once from the Sumas intending to try it but luckily I got home when it was dark and I caught the luminous glow in time (too many pesticides I guess) :eek:
 
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