Tndeer Logo

Page all of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3286676 - 07/09/13 03:38 PM Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics
RUGER Administrator
Mouse Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4104920
Loc: TN

Offline
Man went back to reelfoot Last night and whacked them pretty good.
They killed 18 and man killed 16 of those. \:D

The guy he went with broke his nock on the second shot he took.

Anyway, here are some pics of two fish.
I call these common carp but the short fat one looks like a buffalo, but honestly I really don't know.

Believe it or not they weighed within 3 pounds of each other.
The long one was 22 pounds and the short fat one was 19 according to my scale.

Close up of short fat one:


Close up of the long one:


Both. They are slightly discolored due to being in a cooler of ice all day.


Their entire pile from last night.


Not too shabby I don't think for using headlights and shooting from the bank.
Guess we are headed to Final Flight to get him a Muzzy XD reel.
Thanks SMH, you costing me money !
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
#3286725 - 07/09/13 04:29 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: RUGER]
MattR
8 Point


Registered: 09/22/12
Posts: 1712
Loc: Nashville

Offline
I believe the long one is the bigmouth buffalo and the short one is the small mouth buffalo. the smallmouth buffalo's mouth is suppose to point with the bigmouth pointing down, I have never caught a bigmouth and didn't think they were that stream lined but I guess they are.


Edited by MattR (07/09/13 04:53 PM)
_________________________
Corpsman Up!

Top
#3286898 - 07/09/13 08:26 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: MattR]
bowfisher87
Button


Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Knox, TN

Offline
The shorter one is a buffalo and the longer one is a small white amur or better known as grass carp
Top
#3286912 - 07/09/13 08:34 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: bowfisher87]
rukiddin?
8 Point


Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 1515
Loc: E. Tenn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: bowfisher87
The shorter one is a buffalo and the longer one is a small white amur or better known as grass carp


^^^^what he said..
_________________________
Just because you do not agree with my opinion, it does'nt make me wrong!

"I'm gone to carolina in my mind"

Top
#3286922 - 07/09/13 08:42 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: bowfisher87]
Mossy Oak
8 Point


Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 2414
Loc: Montgomery Co.

Offline
 Originally Posted By: bowfisher87
The shorter one is a buffalo and the longer one is a small white amur or better known as grass carp


Bingo
_________________________
Mossy Oak ProStaff

Team Release and Catch Bowfishing

http://www.dirtnapgear.com/


Top
#3286926 - 07/09/13 08:44 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: Mossy Oak]
RUGER Administrator
Mouse Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4104920
Loc: TN

Offline
I thought grass carp were more of a gold color ?
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
#3286997 - 07/09/13 09:51 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: rukiddin?]
showmehorns
16 Point


Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 15933
Loc: usually in the woods

Offline
 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
 Originally Posted By: bowfisher87
The shorter one is a buffalo and the longer one is a small white amur or better known as grass carp


^^^^what he said..


X3
_________________________
"Every man dies, but not every man lives."




Top
#3287004 - 07/09/13 09:57 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: RUGER]
showmehorns
16 Point


Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 15933
Loc: usually in the woods

Offline
 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I thought grass carp were more of a gold color ?


Nah. This is a 52 pound grassie with most of his color.
_________________________
"Every man dies, but not every man lives."




Top
#3287008 - 07/09/13 10:00 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: showmehorns]
showmehorns
16 Point


Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 15933
Loc: usually in the woods

Offline
And believe it or not, this is a little buffalo.
_________________________
"Every man dies, but not every man lives."




Top
#3287101 - 07/10/13 05:35 AM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: showmehorns]
RUGER Administrator
Mouse Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4104920
Loc: TN

Offline
Wow !
That's cool man.


I notice the tobaggan,,,, man asked me last night if you could bowfish in the winter.
Told him I had no clue.

Other than the obvious (deer season) is bowfishing any good in the fall / winter?
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
#3287204 - 07/10/13 08:50 AM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: RUGER]
MattR
8 Point


Registered: 09/22/12
Posts: 1712
Loc: Nashville

Offline
Yea I wasn't sure, thanks for clearing that up I wasn't sure at all about the longer one. Shorter one is a small mouth buffalo though right?


EDIT: I see now now, it's mouth doesn't curve down


Edited by MattR (07/10/13 04:49 PM)
_________________________
Corpsman Up!

Top
#3287683 - 07/10/13 04:00 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: MattR]
rukiddin?
8 Point


Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 1515
Loc: E. Tenn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: MattR
Yea I wasn't sure, thanks for clearing that up I wasn't sure at all about the longer one. Shorter one is a small mouth buffalo though right?


Appears to be a bigmouth buffalo.
_________________________
Just because you do not agree with my opinion, it does'nt make me wrong!

"I'm gone to carolina in my mind"

Top
#3287684 - 07/10/13 04:00 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: RUGER]
rukiddin?
8 Point


Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 1515
Loc: E. Tenn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Wow !
That's cool man.


I notice the tobaggan,,,, man asked me last night if you could bowfish in the winter.
Told him I had no clue.

Other than the obvious (deer season) is bowfishing any good in the fall / winter?


Fall can be the best time of the year for BIG fish.
_________________________
Just because you do not agree with my opinion, it does'nt make me wrong!

"I'm gone to carolina in my mind"

Top
#3287702 - 07/10/13 04:15 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: RUGER]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 15843
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
Bigmouth buffalo and grass carp.. I see it's been answered already though
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3287954 - 07/10/13 09:04 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: RUGER]
Mossy Oak
8 Point


Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 2414
Loc: Montgomery Co.

Offline
 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Wow !
That's cool man.


I notice the tobaggan,,,, man asked me last night if you could bowfish in the winter.
Told him I had no clue.

Other than the obvious (deer season) is bowfishing any good in the fall / winter?


I personally like to bowfish in the winter. We shot this one last year while it was snowing.

_________________________
Mossy Oak ProStaff

Team Release and Catch Bowfishing

http://www.dirtnapgear.com/


Top
#3288270 - 07/11/13 08:17 AM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: Mossy Oak]
Slaughter-06
14 Point


Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 8232
Loc: Dyersburg,Tn.

Offline
is the big mouth the same thing as the jumping carp?
Top
#3288316 - 07/11/13 08:50 AM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: Slaughter-06]
rukiddin?
8 Point


Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 1515
Loc: E. Tenn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Slaughter-06
is the big mouth the same thing as the jumping carp?


No, Bigmouth and smallmouth buffalo are native to TN and are members of the sucker family. They are not a carp. The asian/silver and bighead carp are not native. They eat plankton and microscopic organisms that puts them in direct competition with forage fish such as threadfin shad and also gamefish fry that have just hatched......Where in lies the problem!
_________________________
Just because you do not agree with my opinion, it does'nt make me wrong!

"I'm gone to carolina in my mind"

Top
#3288394 - 07/11/13 09:55 AM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: Slaughter-06]
RUGER Administrator
Mouse Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4104920
Loc: TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Slaughter-06
is the big mouth the same thing as the jumping carp?


slaughter,
The 8 fish in the "center" of the last picture (4 on each side all turned the same way) are the asain or jumping carp.
They are EVERYWHERE at the spillway.
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
#3288859 - 07/11/13 05:07 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: RUGER]
buckaroo
8 Point


Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1447
Loc: easttennessee

Offline
Anybody try to eat them?
Top
#3289836 - 07/12/13 07:45 PM Re: Fish id ??? and bowfishing pics [Re: buckaroo]
Dodge Man
12 Point


Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 6188
Loc: Dyersburg, TN

Offline
The buffalo and grass carb ribs are some good eating!
_________________________
Come visit Mississippi Flyway Waterfowlers "Where Kids Talk Fowl" @

http://www.talkinfowl.com/



Top
Page all of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, Cuttin Caller, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104920
RUGER
86360
Deer Assassin
64856
BSK
60547
Crappie Luck
51375
spitndrum
Newest Members
purrpplee, tnduckhunter, draw2drop, Oh Deer, Deer slayer85
13112 Registered Users
Who's Online
23 registered (Big Pop, longtine, Coach, skippy1058, duckriver, bigluresonly, 3 invisible) and 98 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13112 Members
42 Forums
89370 Topics
1045240 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.253 seconds in which 0.002 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.