A friend photographed this fish stuck on the ice on Lake Champlain. It's about 3 inches long. I would like to ID it, as there is something very familiar about it, but I can't place it... It looks a little like a Mooneye, but doesn't look right to me. I'm a little obsessed. Anyone know?
The lateral line and fin layout looks like a Golden Shiner. The pectoral fin is slightly different in this drawing but that might be a small error in the book. I would really need to have a sample in my hands to gather some hidden details that I can't get just from a picture. But right now Golden Shiner would be it.