Other fish specifically called minnows include

The name Minnow is given to freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae.
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Video of Miciah micro fishing Government Ditch near Peru, Indiana with wax worms. Species of micro fish caught include: bluntnose minnow, striped shiner, and creek chub. It was difficult to find clear streams for micro fishing during this trip because of recent heavy rain. Government Ditch, unlike other small creek in the area, drained a very small region and clears up quickly after rain. Also, this stream originates in an air force base and therefore contains less sediment run-off from agricultural lands such as corn and soybeans that do little to prevent washing.
Middle English menawe; akin to Old English myne minnow, Old High German munewa, a kind of fish
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The fish are bronze with large scales and a long, sloping forehead. They are occasionally mistaken for native smallmouth buffalo, which also have a lipped, subterminal (below the head) mouth. The best way to tell the two species apart is to look for the two barbels on each side of the carp’s upper jaw. Buffalo and other sucker species have no barbels. Smaller fish in the subfamily  are considered[] to be "true" minnows.[]
Photo provided by FlickrFISHING TIPS: The bright color of the rosy red minnow makes it an excellent live bait choice.
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Mud Minnows are one of the most overlooked, but most effective baits. They are easy to find at high quality bait shops, can be cast netted or trapped and they attract a WIDE range of game fish. These attribute alone make them one of the best live baits there is, but they are also extremely durable.Because of Mud Minnows preference for shallow water they great targets for trapping. Simply place a trap that will be in no less than six inches of water at low tide. Bait the trap using raw bacon or small fish carcasses (such as pin fish and mullet). leave the trap for a few hours and there should be mud minnows when it is recovered.There are many species of similar sized and similar in appearance fish that are called Mud Minnows, also known as bull minnows. They range in size from smaller than an inch to about the equivalent size of a finger mullet (up to 4 or 5 inches).Mud Minnows are one the most hardy live baits there are, there are many stories of fishermen forgetting to empty their bait bucket or live well and the Mud Minnows still being alive the next day. A basic bait bucket that has its water refreshed every 2-3 hours will do just fine keeping them alive all day. An even more successful and less maintenance method is to keep them in a bucket with constant aeration. A well aerated bait bucket can keep Mud Minnows alive for 6+ hours with out refreshing the water.I.F. Anderson Farms spawns and nurtures the nation's finest bait and forage fish. Among the species available are the Golden Shiner, Black and Pink (Rosy Red) Fathead Minnows, Goldfish, and the farm's own proprietary all-purpose live baitfish, the Black Salty.
I.F. Anderson Farms can ship high-quality fish direct to your doorstep via overnight shipping or truck delivery where available.If fishing in shallow water with little current Mud Minnows are a great bait for free lining. They are strong and hardy so they will live a long time on the hook covering a lot of area to attract fish. Run a 1-3/0 weedless hook up through the minnows lips and secure the weed guard. Cast the minnow into areas known to hold fish such as sand pot holes on flats, shallow water near drop offs and area around heavy cover.