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Old February 18, 2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Can you identify this creature?

I know what it is, do you?
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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grindle..bowfin..
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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good job

I am guessing he was close to 20 lbs. The skull is about 6 inches wide.
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Old February 18, 2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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The old fishmonger seconds the bowfinn judgment..............
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Old February 18, 2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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Prehistoric fish that still lives..in case someone don't know.....
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Old February 18, 2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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Old February 18, 2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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Old February 18, 2012, 08:29 PM   #8
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Mmmmmm...now I'm hungry...thanks.
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Old February 18, 2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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Old February 18, 2012, 09:49 PM   #10
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YEP, Bofinn caught one last weekend in lake Seminole.
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Old February 18, 2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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Hey Big P I live on the Florida side of Lake Seminole (assuming we're talking about the same one) I've never heard of this fish let alone seen one...

What you use for bait?
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Old February 18, 2012, 10:22 PM   #12
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Haven't seen one in years. Still as ugly as they were when I used to catch em when I was a kid.
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Old February 18, 2012, 10:36 PM   #13
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I thought that was a variant of the mother-in-law fish. I stand corrected.
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Old February 18, 2012, 10:45 PM   #14
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Wow that fish is just plain creepy lol
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Old February 18, 2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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What does that fish eat?
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Old February 18, 2012, 11:03 PM   #16
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My guess? Our souls.... lol
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Old February 18, 2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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Old February 19, 2012, 10:10 AM   #18
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Yep, bowfin or what some around here call a grennel. We used to catch them a lot in swampy sloughs while bass fishing. Tough fish. They can live in a mud hole that's half diesel fuel and survive being out of water way longer than most fish. They will absolutely destroy a bass lure with those teeth. LOL! Also the most inedible fish I know of here in Alabama. I've seen people grind up gar or carp into patties or balls and make it passable as table fare but not a grennel. I'd rather try to eat a shad.
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Old February 19, 2012, 10:14 AM   #19
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Old February 19, 2012, 10:53 AM   #20
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Whatever it wants.
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Old February 19, 2012, 11:05 AM   #21
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Curious? Is it fish or something belonging to the eel family? You Boys down South got some gen-u-wine nasty looking critters in the waters down there. No chance of skinny-dipping I suppose? SSMcG



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Old February 19, 2012, 12:32 PM   #22
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I was going to say Skookum. But that thing's a fish?! In Florida waters? People wonder why I don't go in the water. Freaking monsters.
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Old February 19, 2012, 03:36 PM   #23
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We catch them in TX too...freshwater fish....
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Old February 19, 2012, 04:38 PM   #24
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Didn't know you had them down there. They lay in holes or behind obstructions on the river bottom and will jump at anything but if you want to go after them deliberately cray fish, minnows or salamanders are our favorite baits. Stay away from all that stinky bait like some cat fishermen use it just messes up your hands, ruins your lunch and makes your tackle stink. It will work but so will a crappie minnow and they are cheaper.
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Old February 20, 2012, 04:15 PM   #25
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Around here we call them dogfish. They are very aggresive and will strike just about anything, they have an incredibly strong bite that will tear up a good lure, last time I encountered one it broke the line and I had to say goodye to my favorite jig.
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