enter image description here I caught this fish yesterday in St. John river in Canada. My father and I don't know what it is.

Fish like this have been caught recently (this Summer). Apparently, the fish was caught using worms.

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    Also you may want to consider adding some facts like length and weight.
    – OddDeer
    Jul 14, 2017 at 5:57

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It appears to be a smallmouth bass based on this MN DNR link.

s vs l mouth


Adding to @acpilot's answer, it appears New Brunswick, while not part of the native range of the smallmouth bass, is part of the expanded range of the fish. That further leads to a possible confirmation of the species. Here is the native and expanded range of the species in the United States according to the US Geological Survey:

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This map doesn't show the expanded range into Canada, but this paper from the Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences describes the species in Canada:

T.G. Brown, B. Runciman, S. Pollard, A.D.A. Grant, and M.J. Bradford: "Biological Synopsis of Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)" [2009] Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Specifically, the authors include this map of the native and expanded ranges of the species in section 2 of their paper, "Distribution", which shows the species in New Brunswick:

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