New Jersey Freshwater Fishes

I recently have made it a goal of mine to catch every single catchable freshwater fish species in NJ on hook and line. This excludes uncatchable and endangered fish, such as lampreys or sturgeon. Without further ado, here is the list.




COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMECAUGHT OR NOT
Petromyzontidae:
American Brook LampreyLampetra appendixUncatchable
Sea LampreyPetromyzon marinusUncatchable
Acipenseridae:
Atlantic SturgeonAcipenser oxyrhynchusEndangered
Shortnose SturgeonAcipenser brevirostrumEndangered
Lepisosteidae:
Longnose GarLepisosteus osseusExtinct
Amiidae:
BowfinAmia calvaCaught
Anguillidae:
American EelAnguilla rostrataCaught
Clupeidae:
Blueback HerringAlosa aestivalis
Hickory ShadAlosa mediocris
AlewifeAlosa pseudoharengus
American ShadAlosa sapidissimaCaught
Gizzard ShadDrosoma cepedianumUncatchable
Salmonidae:
Rainbow TroutOncorhynchus mykissCaught
Brown TroutSalmo truttaCaught
Brook TroutSalvelinus fontinalisCaught
Lake TroutSalvelinus namaycush
Osmeridae:
Rainbow SmeltOsmerus mordaxExtinct
Umbridae:
Eastern MudminnowUmbra pygmaea
Esocidae:
Redfin PickerelEsox americanus
Northern PikeEsox luciusCaught
Chain PickerelEsox nigerCaught
MuskellungeEsox masquinongy
Cyprinidae:
GoldfishCarassius auratusCaught
Common CarpCyprinus carpioCaught
Quillback CarpsuckerCarpiodes cyprinus
Cutlip MinnowExoglossum maxillingua
Eastern Silvery MinnowHybognathus regius
Golden ShinerNotemigonus crysoleucasCaught
Comely ShinerNotropis amoenus
Satinfin ShinerCyprinella analostanaCaught
Bridle ShinerNotropis bifrenatus
Ironcolor ShinerNotropis chalybaeus
Common ShinerLuxilis cornutusCaught
Spottail ShinerNotropis husdoniusCaught
Swallowtail ShinerNotropis procneCaught
Spotfin ShinerCyprinella spilopteraCaught
Fathead MinnowPimephales promelas
Bluntnose MinnowPimephales notatusCaught
Blacknose DaceRhinichthys atratulusCaught
Longnose DaceRhinichthys cataractaeCaught
Creek ChubSemotilus atromaculatusCaught
FallfishSemotilus corporalisCaught
Grass CarpCtenopharyngodon idella
Catostomidae:
White SuckerCatostomus commersoniCaught
Creek ChubsuckerErimyzon oblongus
Northern Hog SuckerHypentelium nigricans
Ictaluridae:
White CatfishAmeiurus catusCaught
Black BullheadAmeiurus melasCaught
Yellow BullheadAmeiurus natalisCaught
Brown BullheadAmeiurus nebulosusCaught
Channel CatfishIctalurus punctatusCaught
Tadpole MadtomNoturus gyrinus
Margined MadtomNoturus insignis
Aphredoderidae:
Pirate PerchAphredoderus sayanus
Cyprinodontidae:
Banded KillifishFundulus diaphanusCaught
MummichogFundulus heteroclitusCaught
Poeciliidae:
Eastern MosquitofishGambusia holbrookiCaught
MosquitofishGambusia affinis
Gasterosteidae:
Fourspine SticklebackApletes quadracus
Threespoine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatus
Ninespine SticklebackPungitius pungitius
Moronidae:
White PerchMorone americanaCaught
Striped BassMorone saxatilisCaught
Centrarchidae:
Mud SunfishAcantharchus pomotis
Rock BassAmbloplites rupestrisCaught
Blackbanded SunfishEIeacanthus chaetodon
Bluespotted SunfishEIeacanthus gloriosus
Banded SunfishEIeacanthus obesus
Green SunfishLepomis cyanellusCaught
PumpkinseedLepomis gibbosusCaught
BluegillLepomis macrochirusCaught
Redbreast SunfishLepomis auritusCaught
WarmouthLepomis gulosusCaught
Smallmouth BassMicropterus dolomieuCaught
Largemouth BassMicropterus salmoidesCaught
White CrappiePomoxis annularisCaught
Black CrappiePomoxis nigromaculatusCaught
Percidae:
Swamp DarterEtheostoma fusiforme
Tessellated DarterEtheostoma olmstediCaught
Yellow PerchPerca flavescensCaught
Shield DarterPercina peltata
WalleyeSander vitreus
Cottidae:
Slimy SculpinCottus cognatus
Cobitidae:
Oriental WeatherfishMisgurnus anguillicaudatus
Soleidae:
HogchokerTrinectes maculatus

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