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07-31-2012, 03:25 PM (This post was last modified: 08-18-2015 01:47 PM by OldTimer.)
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Fish Identification
Here’s a wee article I patched together in hopes of helping others to easily identify what fish they’ve caught. I have found that a lot of the stuff out there is lacking, or way too technical or verbose.

Emphasis was placed on being clear, simple, to the point, and not overly descriptive – just the key characteristics and a couple of colour pictures of each fish… without having to count fin spines, or perform a dissection.

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This article is limited to those fish which should represent those the average Ontario anglers might see in their adventures.


Cheers,

OldTimer


EDIT AUGUST 9 2015 - see farther down the thread for REV 1 of this pdf - has lots more pics and fish........Cheers.......OldTimer

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07-31-2012, 04:47 PM
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RE: Fish Identification
Spectacular work OldTimer! This is fantastic!! Big Grin

I'm going through it as we speak, it's super helpful. Big Grin

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08-03-2012, 10:41 AM
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RE: Fish Identification
I was doing some reading on distinguishing various suckers and redhorses, it's still confusing to me but this might help some:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=ATYnjnKa...ne&f=false

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08-21-2012, 03:28 PM
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RE: Fish Identification
Here's a great pamphlet for Lake Ontario salmon and trout identification............. put out by Sea Grant in New York.

http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/glsportfi...io2012.pdf

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08-22-2012, 07:22 PM
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RE: Fish Identification
Great work OldTimer by far the best identification sheet I've seen. Very very helpful.

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03-26-2013, 04:46 PM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2013 04:46 PM by MuskieBait.)
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RE: Fish Identification
Hm...a certain bowfin looks really familiar on this ID document...it's almost like I've met the fish somewhere in the past Tongue

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03-26-2013, 06:46 PM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2013 06:46 PM by OldTimer.)
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RE: Fish Identification
Cool Huh?

See MA for the yer cut of any royalties.....or was it his pic?....smile

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03-26-2013, 06:52 PM
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Definitely my pic...and I'll definitely go after him for my cut of royalties.

He can pay me in burbot...I demand 5lb of "poor man's lobster". Tongue

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03-26-2013, 07:09 PM
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RE: Fish Identification
(07-31-2012 03:25 PM)OldTimer Wrote:  Here’s a wee article I patched together in hopes of helping others to easily identify what fish they’ve caught. I have found that a lot of the stuff out there is lacking, or way too technical or verbose.

Emphasis was placed on being clear, simple, to the point, and not overly descriptive – just the key characteristics and a couple of colour pictures of each fish… without having to count fin spines, or perform a dissection.



This article is limited to those fish which should represent those the average Ontario anglers might see in their adventures.


Cheers,

OldTimer

Very useful, thanks.
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04-02-2013, 12:16 PM
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(03-26-2013 06:52 PM)MuskieBait Wrote:  Definitely my pic...and I'll definitely go after him for my cut of royalties.

He can pay me in burbot...I demand 5lb of "poor man's lobster". Tongue


And I could have provided if I had read this two weeks ago Tongue. Thankfully for the burbot's sake, I did not.

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