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#12446226 - 09/28/17 10:27 PM A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time
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#12446281 - 09/28/17 11:18 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
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Great fighters. Nice catch! cheers
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#12446288 - 09/28/17 11:30 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
JB in Ft Worth Offline
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What the heck is that? It looks like a Cichlid had an affair with a catfish.

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#12446414 - 09/29/17 07:22 AM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: JB in Ft Worth]
Brad R Offline
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Originally Posted By: JB in Ft Worth
What the heck is that? It looks like a Cichlid had an affair with a catfish.


Bowfin. Related to gar as I recall.

We have them all over Lake Athens back in the coves. I have paddled right up to them and they seem unfazed. My angler neighbor has caught them, I never have but I suppose I could target them just to say I have. I may have hooked one or two back in the cove I live.

Nice catch!

Brad

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#12446447 - 09/29/17 07:56 AM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: Brad R]
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Looks like a snakehead to me...

Originally Posted By: Brad R
Originally Posted By: JB in Ft Worth
What the heck is that? It looks like a Cichlid had an affair with a catfish.


Bowfin. Related to gar as I recall.

We have them all over Lake Athens back in the coves. I have paddled right up to them and they seem unfazed. My angler neighbor has caught them, I never have but I suppose I could target them just to say I have. I may have hooked one or two back in the cove I live.

Nice catch!

Brad

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#12447072 - 09/29/17 03:32 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
erittmueller Offline
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Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 428
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Sorry but unless the picture is deceiving it's a bullseye snakehead, not a bowfin. Low-lying snout, pelvic fins right behind the pectoral fins, anal fin is long. Same kind of fish but different species. I'm sure it was still a beast on the end of the rod!

Eric

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#12447128 - 09/29/17 04:30 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
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Bowfin. Has a spot on the tail like a redfish.

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#12447180 - 09/29/17 05:16 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
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Nice catch man! Bet that pole stayed bent fish
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#12447963 - 09/30/17 03:43 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
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Snakehead
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#12448156 - 09/30/17 07:27 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
cob Offline
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Loc: Central Texas
Snakehead. Florida canals on the fly?


Edited by cob (09/30/17 07:28 PM)
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#12474010 - 10/21/17 04:47 PM Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper]
Paul Swider Offline
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Registered: 08/10/05
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Loc: Little Elm, TX
LoneStarCarper....wow...you still remember how to fish? smile
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