Posted on February 21, 2012 | Permalink
Location: Little Antietam Creek Youth and Blind area
Got out for the first fishing trip of the year, but got a surprise fish bigger than the trout I caught earlier in the day on a trout magnet. Looks like a creek chub - but never heard of one that was 15 inches before. Could you verify the species and if it is a creek chub, what size do they grow to?
DNR Response (Joe Evans): You caught a fallfish, the largest of the minnow family east of the Allegheny Mountains. Fallfish grow to about 18 inches long. They occur in clear swift streams, rock pools, and clear lakes from New Brunswick, Canada to Virginia. Itís a great fish to catch, although not very popular for eating.