Weird catfish!

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Weird catfish!

Postby aznflycaster » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:59 pm

Its been a few weeks since I have been on the river chasing bass, because I have been trying to stock up the freezer with some crappie. After a few hrs of catchin crappie with minnows Jeremy got my attention and wanted to know if I had a clue what was on his line. We knew that it was a catfish but what kind had us confused. After the fishin trip my buddy called me after he found out what it was, It was some kind of amazon fish that can grow 6 to 8 ft he said. Hopefully this will be the first and last time we see a fish like this in my crappie hole. We figured it was someones pet that got released in the lake.

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Re: Weird catfish!

Postby Seminole Steve » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:28 pm

did you kill it? pm the name of the lake so I can pass the info on. Thanks.
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Re: Weird catfish!

Postby aznflycaster » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:33 pm

It did not go back in the lake. It was in Lake Oliver in Columbus Ga in a creek near the city marina.
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Re: Weird catfish!

Postby Seminole Steve » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:48 pm

Thanks man, I passed it on. Good job on whacking that fish too, don't need any more exotics in the Hooch!
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Re: Weird catfish!

Postby the-bass-catcher » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:30 pm

Yeah, looks like a long-whiskered catfish of family pimelodidae. Some species of those are very popular in the aquarium trade. It's a shame that people don't learn the impacts of releasing non-natives in elementary school.
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Re: Weird catfish!

Postby MarkGelbart » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:31 am

Those crappie look good.

I once had a fish dinner with freshly caught largemouth bass and crappie.

The crappie tasted much better.
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Re: Weird catfish!

Postby aznflycaster » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:46 pm

MarkGelbart wrote:Those crappie look good.

I once had a fish dinner with freshly caught largemouth bass and crappie.

The crappie tasted much better.

Fish bass for sport and fun, crappie for dinner. During the winter months the boat gets converted to a crappie machine, then back for other seasons.
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Re: Weird catfish!

Postby MarkGelbart » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:23 am

That photo of crappies inspired my latest blog entry--"Crappie and Mastodon."

http://markgelbart.wordpress.com/2011/1 ... -mastodon/

Crappie and mastodon fossils were found associated together at one site in Michigan.
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