28mm f3.2 1/100s ISO100
What a bizarre looking, but very common fish. This "creek chub" is one of the larger fishes to be classified as a minnow. They typically grow 6-8 inches and can grow up to 12 inches. They eat smaller minnows, tadpoles, frogs, insects and crayfish. The male chub builds a nest for eggs in the spring by hollowing out a lenghty hole on the riverbed. After the eggs are laid he guards then until they hatch. Mature males grow these "tubercles" on it's nose.
I caught this chub yesterday on a hard crayfish crank-bait.My daughter caught this chub yesterday using a small sonic minnow spinnerbait. It was indeed beautiful, gold and rosy, and her first catch of the day. Yay Madibo.