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#836338 - 07/24/08 02:46 PM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: B.D.]
bowriter
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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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#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: ]
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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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#838675 - 07/26/08 06:43 AM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: ]
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I am just glad it is not an bighead or silver...when I saw "what kind of fish is this?", I thought, "uh-oh."
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#838739 - 07/26/08 08:17 AM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: Taylor]
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 Originally Posted By: Taylor
I am just glad it is not an bighead or silver...when I saw "what kind of fish is this?", I thought, "uh-oh."

You know we have bigheads in JP Priest? And there was that biggun' caught in Reelfoot last year.
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#838822 - 07/26/08 09:27 AM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: gil1]
4onaside
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
 Originally Posted By: Taylor
I am just glad it is not an bighead or silver...when I saw "what kind of fish is this?", I thought, "uh-oh."

You know we have bigheads in JP Priest? And there was that biggun' caught in Reelfoot last year.
They snagged some huge ones this year in Running Reelfoot Bayou(below the Reelfoot spillway). From the Mississippi up the Obion River up Running Reelfoot. Unfortunately these critters are going to be everywhere in a matter of a short time.
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#838882 - 07/26/08 10:23 AM Re: Todays catch and what kind of fish is this [Re: 4onaside]
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I had forgotten it was a world record. Yes, we should vbe inundated soon. Got to figure out how to catch these buggers (I mean besides with a net in the air out of a speeding boat).

Bighead Photo and Pic.
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