Body color is dark grayish brown on back with lighter sides and a grayish white belly. Head is blunt, snout rounded, lower lip is curved with a hard cartilage that has a straight cutting edge (like a chisel). Average length 8-10 inches. Typically found in Snake River and impoundments from Boise to Lewiston. NATIVE.


 Illustration by Joseph Tomelleri.

Links to more information about Chiselmouth:


Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society