Well here is another first species for my fly rod! There is some controversy around the name of this fish but mainly known as the Northern Pikeminnow.

I guess Pike eat these guys and they can get quite big, but this one was a small one even though it was a foot long. It ate my Pats Rubber Leg and put up a really good fight for a few minutes then mellowed out.

It was a slippery guy too! According to the Field Guide is native to Montana west of the Continental Divide. It is somewhat pike-like in appearance with its large mouth and elongated body. Northern Pikeminnow prefer lakes and slow-moving waters. They are considered to be highly undesirable in some situations because they feed on young sport fish.

I guess they prefer lakes and slow moving water...

 

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