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Cool fish #6793870 06/15/17 03:59 AM
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Caught this on a trotline with my kids. Interesting never caught one before.

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Bowfin?

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Yes

Re: Cool fish [Re: Easttexas] #6793877 06/15/17 04:19 AM
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Do people eat 'em.

Re: Cool fish [Re: Easttexas] #6793887 06/15/17 04:40 AM
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We always considered it a trash fish when I lived in Florida but I'm not sure if people eat them or not

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Consider them trash fish as well but have ate them a couple times on camping trips, not very good even when camping IMO


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Re: Cool fish [Re: Easttexas] #6793894 06/15/17 05:06 AM
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Chop him up and re bait the hooks

Re: Cool fish [Re: Easttexas] #6793952 06/15/17 11:59 AM
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Those Grinnel will completely ruin a brand new spinnerbait. Hate em mad


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Was fishing lake Fork with a buddy quite a while back, caught about a 3.lb no clue what is was? There was a fishing guide in another boat real close that pulled up next to us and he told me that it was a Grinnel and they were great eating scratch He said put them between two cedar planks, smoke them for two hours then throw the fish away and eat the planks laugh


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Grinnel. barf


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Re: Cool fish [Re: Easttexas] #6793999 06/15/17 01:02 PM
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My vote for the hardest fighting fish in freshwater. I caught one in a creek once that was about 32" long and weighed over 13 pounds. I'd walk past 3 pound bass to catch one of those. They will eat anything you throw at them as long as it is right in front of them and slow.

They are quite a handsome fish when they are in clear water and about to spawn. They will develop a spot on their tails, like a redfish, and have a bright green hue to their scales.


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Caught a bunch of them down in Florida, find a short section of clear bank and get ready.


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Hard fighting sons of guns for sure. Lots of fun on light tackle. We catch them in the bayou behind the house with fair regularity. Great challenge for the 5 year old.

Agreed on above, they can be a real pretty fish when they are colored and spotted up.

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Don't lip 'em like a bass...


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Caught a bunch of them down in Florida, find a short section of clear bank and get ready.
we always smacked a few times with a wood paddle and tossed em back in the water

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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
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Caught a bunch of them down in Florida, find a short section of clear bank and get ready.
we always smacked a few times with a wood paddle and tossed em back in the water


Oh man, FlowerGuy isn't going to like that very much.....

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Did you let him bite your finger?

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They are invasive.. you need to kill everyone of them if you use the meat or not.... With fish like Tilapia you can be ticketed for returning it back to the water... and must gut them on site.. I would bet the same holds true on a fish like this...

Oh they eat good nothing wrong with the meat only the cook most the time

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Originally Posted By: Navasot
They are invasive.. you need to kill everyone of them if you use the meat or not.... With fish like Tilapia you can be ticketed for returning it back to the water... and must gut them on site.. I would bet the same holds true on a fish like this...

Oh they eat good nothing wrong with the meat only the cook most the time

Sorry Nav.....They are native to Texas and don't have to be killed like talapia. They are a "rough" or non game fish though. You're thinking of snakehead, they look similar and are invasive. I'm not getting all flower child on y'all either kill if you like to.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/bowfin/

Distribution
With the exception of the Appalachian Mountains, the bowfin is native to the eastern US, ranging from extreme southeastern Canada to the Gulf Coast. In Texas the species is found in the Red River, San Jacinto River and Sabine River systems, as well as the downstream reaches of the Brazos and Colorado rivers.


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laugh

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I hooked into one at Lake Fork one trip and it absolutely trashed my spinnerbait. I had to throw it in the trash it was so bad. Put up one heck of a fight for a few seconds that it was on the end of my line.

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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
I hooked into one at Lake Fork one trip and it absolutely trashed my spinnerbait. I had to throw it in the trash it was so bad. Put up one heck of a fight for a few seconds that it was on the end of my line.


You wanna catch some?? roflmao I know a place on Ray Hubbard where they out number Bass 10 to 1 right now and they are all 6-8 pounds. clap

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Why are they typically only in still backwaters?

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Originally Posted By: Navasot
They are invasive.. you need to kill everyone of them if you use the meat or not.... With fish like Tilapia you can be ticketed for returning it back to the water... and must gut them on site.. I would bet the same holds true on a fish like this...

Oh they eat good nothing wrong with the meat only the cook most the time

Sorry Nav.....They are native to Texas and don't have to be killed like talapia. They are a "rough" or non game fish though. You're thinking of snakehead, they look similar and are invasive. I'm not getting all flower child on y'all either kill if you like to.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/bowfin/

Distribution
With the exception of the Appalachian Mountains, the bowfin is native to the eastern US, ranging from extreme southeastern Canada to the Gulf Coast. In Texas the species is found in the Red River, San Jacinto River and Sabine River systems, as well as the downstream reaches of the Brazos and Colorado rivers.

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Originally Posted By: Navasot
They are invasive.. you need to kill everyone of them if you use the meat or not.... With fish like Tilapia you can be ticketed for returning it back to the water... and must gut them on site.. I would bet the same holds true on a fish like this...

Oh they eat good nothing wrong with the meat only the cook most the time

Sorry Nav.....They are native to Texas and don't have to be killed like talapia. They are a "rough" or non game fish though. You're thinking of snakehead, they look similar and are invasive. I'm not getting all flower child on y'all either kill if you like to.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/bowfin/

Distribution
With the exception of the Appalachian Mountains, the bowfin is native to the eastern US, ranging from extreme southeastern Canada to the Gulf Coast. In Texas the species is found in the Red River, San Jacinto River and Sabine River systems, as well as the downstream reaches of the Brazos and Colorado rivers.



Ha yeah was thinkin of a snake head I thought they was all the same.. learn something new everyday... never seen one before

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