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Species Know Your Fish — Common Fish Species
wormy marks on back

Brook Trout

wormy marks on back

tail slightly forked

black and white edges on fins

tail slightly forked

Lake Trout spotted back

Brown Trout boxy shaped body

red or orange spots

well forked tail

upper jaw extends square tail beyond rear of eye Abdomen usually yellow

Rainbow Trout

Atlantic Salmon

usually pink streak spotted tail with definite fork

upper jaw extends to rear of eye torpedo shaped body

black "x" marks on upper body

Coho Salmon

small spots on upper portion of tail

spots Chinook “King” large blackand over tail upper portion of body Salmon

dark mouth with whitish gums

13 - 15 anal fin rays

dark mouth and gums

15 - 17 anal fin rays

Northern Pike bean shaped yellowish spots on green background

five or less sensory pores per side on lower jaw

cheek fully scaled but only upper half of gill cover scaled

Muskellunge dark bars or spots on light background

six or more sensory pores per side on lower jaw

only upper half of cheek and gill covers are scaled


Largemouth Bass

dark horizontal band

Smallmouth Bass

vertical bars on sides

upper jaw extends beyond back of eye

upper jaw does not extend beyond back of eye

Pumpkinseed (Sunfish) red or scarlet spot

Bluegill black flap

dark spot

turquoise and yellow bands

pointed pectoral fin

Redear Sunfish (female) black ear flap with red border

Rock Bass

red eye six spines

Yellow Perch

6 to 8 dark bands

Black Crappie seven or more dorsal spines

no sharp canine teeth


dark blotch and fins not connected

eyes are very reflective

white tip

Catfish Flathead Catfish

square tail fin

lower jaw extends beyond upper jaw

Catfish Channel Catfish upper jaw extends beyond lower jaw

forked tail fin

Illustrations by — Joseph R. Tomelleri


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