Over 2ft long. Floating near the surface and facing a muddy portion of the bank. Later swam into deeper water under bridge.
Enjoyed being at the William Blair Park BioBlitz with great fellow naturalists and citizen scientists. Had a great time! :)
I *think* these are the remains of a common carp...
Dead fish. Carp?
In American English, the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.