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its a bowfin I get them alot bull head fishing in the spring they put up a good fight

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Looks like the infamous [/img] fish, they are pretty rare... Nice catch..
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Looks like the infamous [/img] fish, they are pretty rare... Nice catch..
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if its the one i saw before it looks like a bowfin or dog fish...they will hit anything during open water...they just arent a nice fish, I had one swim into the trap door of my mesh live creel off the side of the dock and it ate all my perch...then couldnt get out wieghed about 15lbs got in fur fish and game with that story
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How come I can't see the picture? I bet I seen it before fishing in Oneida Lake. Jaws are tough, look like a bull head with more dorsel fin? Snake like?

Had a heck of a time getting hook out of jaw?
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IMG...that's short for imaginary ::)
I fixed your pics.
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  Hey RG is that "Rocky"..?   :woot:
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That's Rocky"s ugly cousin....you need a date?

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yes its a bow fin. i have caught alot of them over the years. that fish has not changed over the last 5oo years. what you have there is a dinisour!
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That's Rocky"s ugly cousin....you need a date?

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 definitely a bowfinn i catch them quite often in the spring fishing at night
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thanks guys i appreciate it. yea when i got to the tip up the spool was moving real slow so i took it out and set the hook. then i just kinda sat there and enjoyed the show. as soon as i set it the line ripped out of my hand and i just watched the spool race. i knew right away that we had something differrent because we cought about 20 pike yesterday and a couplle outher species ;) and nothing took line like that. when i got it out of the holes i ended up breaking the hook off in its mouth trying to get it out. didnt want to hurt it but after seeing how hard that mouth was im sure its fine.

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sort of looks like my snake head

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I'm supprised you only got one they often traval in pairs and you get two at a time.  they can be a lot of fun my bro got one nite fishing black lake once that must have been 15 pounds what a monster.  I have fished for them on purpose before they eat anything a pike will plus anything a bass will.  I usually get them shallow especially as the water warms up they get way in the back of bays  I love catching them theyll snap at you if your not careful I have broken a lot of hooks with them to.
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biggest one i ever caught was 11.6 pounds awesome open water fighters. they will destroy lures with there powerfull jaws. they also like to snap at you while there outa water. carefull or they may turn your thumb into hamburger. alot of them are in the southbay area. belive it or not some whitehall local told me they taste wonderfull. i havent tried one but who knows.

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IMG...that's short for imaginary ::)
I fixed your pics.
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RG

Thanks for fixing the pictures. Yes that is what I caught in Oneida.. Strong fix pulled like heck. Got it in the boat and it gave me a lot of trouble getting the hook out.

Appreciate it,
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As many others have already said, bowfin.  Prehistoric looking dudes.

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looks like a bowfin to me
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its a bowfin go to our dec ny site find unuasual fish and read about it I used to camp at duck lake camp ground and would catch them all the time on bass minnows igot one 28 inches once therein duck lake  >:( we all at camp ground would kill them thy eat bass and pan fish eggs >:(
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They also call them lings and burbot i think.

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everyone is right with the bowfin ID. we eletroshocked one of them back when i majored in fishery biology at SUNY brockport. it was in sandy creek in Hamlin. they like the weedy areas like bass and pike and feed just like them. you can see in the pic the bowfin's gular plate is sticking out. it is a hard plate right below its lower jaw

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where did you catch it?

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its a bowfin go to our dec ny site find unuasual fish and read about it I used to camp at duck lake camp ground and would catch them all the time on bass minnows igot one 28 inches once therein duck lake  >:( we all at camp ground would kill them thy eat bass and pan fish eggs >:(

I really hope you didn't kill these prehistoric (and amazing) fish just because they eat your precious over-populated bass and panfish eggs (not to mention that they probably eat whole bass and panfish)...
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They also call them lings and burbot i think.

Burbot (Lota lota), also called Ling, Cusk, etc, are a different species than the Bowfin.  This one is a bowfin.
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