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Old February 20, 2012, 04:58 PM   #26
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Bowfin, slow, low oxigenated water and mud bottom rivers. I think they're found more in fresh/tidal rivers. Mean and full of toofs. Still nothing compared to a PO'd Mako or similar NACL H2O dweller.
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Old February 22, 2012, 01:00 PM   #27
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first look

When I first saw it I thought Poop Bear's skull. So it's a mud fish, cool.
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Old February 25, 2012, 07:49 PM   #28
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I could tell by the lack of socketed eyes and the lack of nostrils, as well as those pin shaped teeth that it was a fish, but had no idea what.
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Old February 25, 2012, 08:54 PM   #29
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Looks like a creature from the pit waiting for us humans to destroy ourselves and then finish off whatever survivors there are. Scary & creepy.
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Old February 26, 2012, 05:57 AM   #30
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ain't that the truth.

Show that to some of the less grounded among the population, and that is exactly what they will think it is.
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Old February 26, 2012, 05:36 PM   #31
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Old February 26, 2012, 05:56 PM   #32
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You Boys down South got some gen-u-wine nasty looking critters in the waters down there.
Nebraska Game and Parks says they are present in the Missouri river here ...... I have not seen one of these yet, but have seen some strange fish in there- Burbot, various sturgeon, Skipjack Herring .....
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Old February 26, 2012, 11:36 PM   #33
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Is that a skeleton or the actual head?
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Old February 27, 2012, 02:35 PM   #34
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Old March 2, 2012, 12:05 AM   #35
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Not a good fish for . . .

Not a good fish for . . . noodling.

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Old March 2, 2012, 11:49 AM   #36
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Amen to that Professor.....lol
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Old March 3, 2012, 11:47 PM   #37
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I was going to say that it was the skull of Toothless from the movie 'How to Train Your Dragon', but something tells me that's not the right answer...
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Old March 20, 2012, 10:54 AM   #38
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They are called Grennel catfish here on Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma, (don't have a clue why since they don't resemble a catfish at all)
My first encounter with one was at Lake Fork Texas, when I saw a guy try to thumb one, into the boat, from the end of his line.
I do a lot of night fishing for bass, and have always thumbed my fish, but after seeing that guys thumb, I have used a net ever since at night.
Guys here that noodle Lake Eufaula absolutely hate these things since they aren't fit to eat, and are really bad to hang under rocks and places where they are looking for catfish.
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Old March 20, 2012, 11:41 PM   #39
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We call em Grinnel or Dogfish here in Alabama too. They like all creeks, no matter how stagnant. They have a functional lung, like a gar, so they can live in a hot shallow drainage ditch and just gulp air every now and then, if that's all they got. They hit almost any lure or bait. Most of em I've seen will go 3 to 5 pounds, but I understand they will go to 20 or better.
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Old March 22, 2012, 09:37 PM   #40
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Oklahoma recipe for them...
Nail the fish to a board and wrap in heavy duty aluminum foil and toss on a bed of hot coals. After about 90 minutes, remove from the fire, scrape off the fish and eat the board.
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Old March 23, 2012, 08:35 AM   #41
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I have never found a single American who sought to eat Bowfin...

Supposedly tastes like a mix of spoiled carp, post spawn salmon and mud pond catfish!!!

We tried to avoid any bait they were hitting on... Lake Jessup in Seminole County Fla. had a crap load of them nasty prehistoric buggers!

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Old March 23, 2012, 08:58 AM   #42
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Oklahoma recipe for them...
Nail the fish to a board and wrap in heavy duty aluminum foil and toss on a bed of hot coals. After about 90 minutes, remove from the fire, scrape off the fish and eat the board.
Sounds like one of my Mother-in-law's recipes... a couple of petrified biscuits on the side and you have a meal!
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Old March 23, 2012, 09:25 AM   #43
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I've caught them plenty of time while catfishing. I simply insert my blade into the top of his head and back in the water he goes to carry on the circle of life
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Old March 23, 2012, 09:46 AM   #44
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We call'em dogfish here in Iowa as well. I caught one that was about 10 lbs in a sand quarry, that was the biggest one I've seen until that skull.
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Old March 23, 2012, 03:08 PM   #45
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Wild Bill you can keep those things at Eufala I sure don't want them up here in Grand lake.
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