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A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time #12446226
09/29/17 03:27 AM
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Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper] #12446281
09/29/17 04:18 AM
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Great fighters. Nice catch! cheers




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper] #12446288
09/29/17 04:30 AM
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What the heck is that? It looks like a Cichlid had an affair with a catfish.

Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: JB in Ft Worth] #12446414
09/29/17 12:22 PM
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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

Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: Brad R] #12446447
09/29/17 12:56 PM
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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



PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

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Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper] #12447072
09/29/17 08:32 PM
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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

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

Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper] #12447180
09/29/17 10:16 PM
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Nice catch man! Bet that pole stayed bent fish


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Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper] #12447963
09/30/17 08:43 PM
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Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper] #12448156
10/01/17 12:27 AM
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Snakehead. Florida canals on the fly?

Last edited by cob; 10/01/17 12:28 AM.

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Re: A fish I have wanted to catch for a long time [Re: LoneStarCarper] #12474010
10/21/17 09:47 PM
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LoneStarCarper....wow...you still remember how to fish? smile


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PB Grass Carp = 36 lbs
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PB Buffalo = 49 lbs 8 oz
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