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Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly #13930534 03/21/21 02:50 AM
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I caught this carp on a fly today. The fish appeared to be born without an eye. The eye on the other side was fine. It was in great condition and released to fight another day.

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Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13930565 03/21/21 03:38 AM
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Thats awesome, that must of been a hell of a fight..

Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13930566 03/21/21 03:41 AM
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Neat! That lateral line is a heck of a sensor! I'd imagine people have caught them without eyes.


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Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13930585 03/21/21 04:15 AM
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Good catch and as already been said above. "That must have been a hell of a fight." boxing


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Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13930630 03/21/21 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Neat! That lateral line is a heck of a sensor! I'd imagine people have caught them without eyes.


I have actually caught several carp with one eye, as well as other species with just one eye. My black bullhead unrestricted state record only had one eye, so one-eyed fish can grow to record size. But, I have never caught a fish with both eyes bad on a rod and reel. Blind cave fish do not have functioning eyes, so a fish without eyes can survive, but appear to be at a big disadvantage if light is available.

Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13930631 03/21/21 06:26 AM
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As for the fight, it was a good fighter and went into my backing. grin

Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13931783 03/22/21 01:29 PM
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Nice one Barry clap




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Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13932044 03/22/21 04:30 PM
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Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13934090 03/24/21 02:04 AM
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I caught this one with a severely bent spine today. It was also very healthy.

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Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13934222 03/24/21 03:58 AM
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Nice fish

Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13953203 04/09/21 02:30 AM
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I have been picking up lots of nice carp with my fly rod lately, up to 30 inches. They are really on the move.

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Re: Even a Half-Blind Fish Can Be Healthy and Find a Fly [Re: Osbornfishing] #13962393 04/16/21 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
I caught this one with a severely bent spine today. It was also very healthy.

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Catch and release works. I caught this fish again yesterday roflmao

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