Sharon Day, Recreational Angler
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Posted on May 17, 2010 | Permalink
Mystery Fish Needs Identification
Location: Susquehanna down from the Conowingo Dam
Yesterday, May 16 I was fishing with my husband on the Susquehanna down from the Conowingo Dam. I caught a long slender, silvery needle nosed fish on a small crankbait. Very bizarre. Not something I expected in the river. It looked like a gar but it didn't have spots so we aren't sure what it is. Attached is a picture with my husband holding the fish. Can you tell me what it is? I caught it a little ways before the Lapidum boat ramp. I don't know how far. I would say we were between the mill near Deer Creek and Lapidum boat ramp.
DNR RESPONSE: It's an Atlantic Needlefish, they seems to tolerate low salinity/fresh/brackish water. DNR has caught them in beach seines way up on the Susquehanna Flats.