Fish in the Mississippi River

Asked July 25, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT

My son caught a fish at Credit Island here in Davenport, Iowa, and it appears to be a madtom. Are they a known species to be around here? Thank you.

Scott County Iowa fish jlk madtoms

1 Response

Madtoms are generally less than five inches in length. It is unlikely that he would have caught a madtom hook and line. If you could send several high-quality pictures, we may be able to help you with the identification.