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#836213 - 07/24/08 01:19 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: shopson]
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Buffalo Carp or some sorta Drum???
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#836313 - 07/24/08 02:23 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: captain hook]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
Smallmouth Buffalo, just a big male. There is no such creature as a white carp or a yellow carp, just carp. I also do not believe we have Bigmouth Buffalo in our waters, not that it matters because both yours and Bowriters are Smallmouth Buffalo. They have different color phases, some blackish, some pink, and some green. Same fish different color.


We actually do have bigmouth buffalo in our waters, along with black buffalo. There are some huge bigmouths in Percy Priest, up to 40 lbs. or more, though they're rarely caught.

The jaw on a bigmouth is very distinctive and makes them easy to identify, but I can't see it well in the pic. I'm guessing that the fish in the pic is more likely to be a smallmouth buff, since it seems to have a sucker mouth, but it's hard to tell.

Bowriter's fish looks like a black buff to me.

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#836338 - 07/24/08 02:46 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: B.D.]
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Me, I don know che. What I know is, them carp fish are either german or amur or some such thing and them buffalog fish are either big or little. Now as to bigmouth or black or whatever, I aint got a clue, me. What I do know is, in 2001, I caught one of them things that weighed 58 pounds. I was using 6# test line. The fish was in six feet of water on Priest.

Wish I had taken a picture. I used a cheap Bass-Pro scale. It said 58 pounds. Thas all I know.
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#836343 - 07/24/08 02:51 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: bowriter]
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Three species of buffalofishes and all three can be found in Tennessee - smallmouth, bigmouth, and black.
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#836346 - 07/24/08 02:52 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: ewc]
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Sounds a little like my high school football team.
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#836496 - 07/24/08 04:59 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: bowriter]
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Buffalo of some sort.Snag hook with Buffalo and Carp.

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#836506 - 07/24/08 05:08 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: captain hook]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
Smallmouth Buffalo, just a big male. There is no such creature as a white carp or a yellow carp, just carp. I also do not believe we have Bigmouth Buffalo in our waters, not that it matters because both yours and Bowriters are Smallmouth Buffalo. They have different color phases, some blackish, some pink, and some green. Same fish different color.


Allright I was right and wrong \:\)

It could have been a bigmouth buffalo or a black buffalo as we have all three in our waters, which is where I was wrong.

However, both fish are smallmouth buffalo, as a seasoned fisheries biologist informed me.

Guess I am like Obama now, I can be right and wrong on any issue \:D
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#836641 - 07/24/08 07:21 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: 8up]
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#836778 - 07/24/08 08:31 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Sounds a little like my high school football team.

Now that there's funny.
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#836798 - 07/24/08 08:42 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: captain hook]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
Smallmouth Buffalo, just a big male. There is no such creature as a white carp or a yellow carp, just carp. I also do not believe we have Bigmouth Buffalo in our waters, not that it matters because both yours and Bowriters are Smallmouth Buffalo. They have different color phases, some blackish, some pink, and some green. Same fish different color.
Ah yes, both big mouth and small mouth buffalo are very common in "our" waters, well at least the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. I have caught both about equally from Kentucky Lake(at night under the lights at Birdsong marina on white jigs). I used to give them to my barber, whose dad was a commercial fisherman. He called the big mouth "gourdheads", which he considered to be inferior table fish and the small mouths "blue rooters", which he considered to be fine eating. If you have two species side by side, the differences are apparent.
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