Re: Paint Rock River
No, their mouths were large and on the fronts of their heads as opposed to the bottom like with suckers. If you can imagine the mouth of a really large shiner or shad on the body of a carp, that's about what they looked like. I know the upper Paint Rock is home to some rare and endangered species of shiners, but I don't know how to identify them. These weren't bottom feeders. If they weren't so ugly, they would be considered quite the game fish. Many of them launched their bodies out of the water in an attempt to engulf the wooly bugger as soon as it touched the water. Maybe some day when I feel like catching some ugly fish, I'll hike back down there with a camera and get a shot of these things.
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