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That is a very nice fish, thanks for posting!

The recent rain did not cause much upstream river response, so we should have very good water and weather conditions over the coming days on the Potomac.
 

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On the other hand, if its mouth were pushed all the way closed, it looks like the lower jaw would be about even with its upper jaw. That would make it an American shad... just guessing.
 

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HJS is right, the identifying the two species is all about the jaw. I don't know which is which, but the vadgif has the info on their site i'm sure. One you can keep, the other you can't, or that is the way it was at one time.
 
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