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#834949 - 07/23/08 07:24 PM Todays catch and what kind of fish is this
8up
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Well we made lemonade after the new starter turned out to be a lemon. Last night we used the trolling motor to power the boat while putting out a trot line. I had saved and frozen minnows and real small blugills that had died and we used them for bait.

We hit the water at daylight and fished our way to and from the trotline.

We had 9 cats 2 gar and a fish I couldn't Identify, It resembled a carp but the head was more rounded. We also caught 1/2 dozen small bass and a gar while coming back.


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#834965 - 07/23/08 07:32 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: 8up]
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I would guess a black buffalo but with a top view only I'm not positive. It would be more of a white than yellow like a carp.
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#835061 - 07/23/08 08:11 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: shopson]
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kinda looks like a buffalo
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#835072 - 07/23/08 08:15 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: easy45]
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bigmouth buffalo is my guess.
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#835174 - 07/23/08 08:52 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: trealtree]
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Hard to be certain, but it looks like a bigmouth buffalo. The black and smallmouth buffalos have more of that Angelina Jolie pucker sucker mouth. This one's mouth sort of looks like the bigmouth. They usually only eat tiny things, like zooplankton and insect larvae. I've seen plenty but never caught one. It's really rare to catch one, so maybe I'm wrong.
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#835260 - 07/23/08 09:25 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: ]
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Thanks guys with your info I did a little research and 99% sure it a Bigmouth buffalo and he is still swiming the blood was actually where I laid it in the cooler while gettind the camera and it got stuck by a catfish.

Buffalo identification I found here
http://www.sfishinc.com/fisht4.htm
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#835373 - 07/24/08 12:44 AM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: 8up]
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Yah. Dat right dere is a Buffalog of some sort. Dey is an Indian fish. You have your Black Buffalog, your Big Mout Buffalog and this one...I Cothc-a-hee.

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#835417 - 07/24/08 04:03 AM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: bowriter]
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Edited by RUGER (07/24/08 04:03 AM)
Edit Reason: I am an idiot.
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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: ]
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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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