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#3737341 - 08/19/14 01:23 PM Mystery fish
tasaman
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Ok I was wading in the Caney this weekend and catching a few trout and I looked down and saw a fish shape about two foot long. Asked my boy to come see it and he looked and said what is that. I said bump it with your foot and it shot outta there like a rocket. Now the weird thing is that out wasn't swimming before we touched it. Just laying in the current about 3 feet deep. It was a lighter color than the bottom. Only 4 fish come to mind that it could be and these are carp, buffalo, sucker, or sturgeon. Very sure it was not a big brown. What do y'all think it could have been in that particular river?
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#3737349 - 08/19/14 01:30 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: tasaman]
SuperSquatchy
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no chance it was a gar? I know they typically like warmer water. What was the body shape like?
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#3737365 - 08/19/14 01:44 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: SuperSquatchy]
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I would say sturgeon more and more seem to be being caught there
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#3737367 - 08/19/14 01:47 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: striperhunter90]
catman529
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Tons of buffs in the caney
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#3737374 - 08/19/14 02:07 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: catman529]
drrxnupe
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I saw a big gar a few weeks ago while I was there.

Edited by drrxnupe (08/19/14 02:07 PM)

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#3737718 - 08/19/14 08:05 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: drrxnupe]
tasaman
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No, not a gar. This thing was shaped like a torped and probably weighed 6 lbs. It was not swimming just setting on the bottom. We were about 300 yards from the dam and being N overcast day plus the ripples on surface made it impossible for a real quality identity guess for me. Honestly I thought it might have been a log shaped like a fish then it occurred maybe its a dead fish. Nope. Left out like a scalded dog.
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#3737727 - 08/19/14 08:12 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: tasaman]
diamond hunter
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bowfin
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#3738165 - 08/20/14 11:24 AM Re: Mystery fish [Re: diamond hunter]
Dbllunger
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as catman said, most likely a buff. They spawn and stay in there all summer.
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#3740122 - 08/21/14 01:33 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: Dbllunger]
MidTNKayakAngler
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Sounds like a Sturgeon to me. There have been several that size caught recently, and they usually hang on the bottom.
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#3741114 - 08/22/14 12:50 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: MidTNKayakAngler]
tasaman
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If it was indeed a sturgeon I would love to catch one. I know C&R only but still would love to catch one. Not a fly eater I would suppose. Gonna have to get the cut bait out. lol
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#3741508 - 08/22/14 08:17 PM Re: Mystery fish [Re: tasaman]
shopson
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Sounds like a hog sucker except for the 6lbs.
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