Caught in a Casting Net while fishing for bait on May 30th 2016 at The Oxbow, this was obviously some sort of carp, but I had to Google New York Carp to discover it’s name.
A QUILLBACK CARPSUCKER
This fish is extremely difficult to catch with rod and line, so I feel very privileged to have actually seen and held this species. It appears it is headed for extinction, according to Wiki. That would be a shame. I returned my catch to the canal.
(Originally posted to www.theoxbowblog.wordpress.com)