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#1404709 - 07/12/09 01:50 PM Name this fish.
DUCK37101
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It was caught at the Duck River Refuge. I don't know exactly what it is.


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#1404711 - 07/12/09 01:52 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: DUCK37101]
B.D.
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Bowfin. AKA "grennel."

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#1404721 - 07/12/09 02:02 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: B.D.]
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Bowfin and up north I think they call it a dogfish
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#1404738 - 07/12/09 02:12 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: 8up]
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Bowfin aka Mudfish or Muddys as we called them in SC.
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#1404746 - 07/12/09 02:16 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: Buckblaster]
DUCK37101
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Cool, thanks.
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#1404768 - 07/12/09 02:25 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: DUCK37101]
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#1404849 - 07/12/09 03:18 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: Dodgeball]
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Bowfin- prehistoric. Right up there with the shark in terms of age. They have a very unique skeleton and fight like a sumbuck. The larger ones, you can hear grunting as they come for the lure.
Southern term is grinnel but also called dogfish or mudfish. Never knew anybody to eat one. They can get up to 10-15 pounds but I don't know how you'd land one that big.
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#1404850 - 07/12/09 03:18 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: Dodgeball]
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#1404853 - 07/12/09 03:19 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: stik]
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#1404872 - 07/12/09 03:40 PM Re: Name this fish. [Re: Panther78]
B.D.
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Here's the website for Bowfin Angler's Group ("America's Toughest Sportfish for 100,000,000 Years").

It has everything you ever wanted to know about fishing for bowfin - even recipes.

http://www.bowfinanglers.com/

If you like fishing for rough fish, also be sure to visit the Bowfin Angler's Group's sister site, the Gar Anglers Sporting Society. http://www.garfishing.com/

That's right: G.A.S.S./B.A.G. Not makin' this up, folks.

bd


Edited by Brian Dunigan (07/12/09 03:45 PM)

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