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Offline fishloverMi

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burbot and dogfish
« on: Dec 30, 2019, 11:39 AM »
Are burbot and dogfish the same fish?

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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2019, 11:42 AM »
I have read that burbot is an excellent eating fish.  Are dogfish edible?

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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2019, 11:44 AM »
No, they are different. The body shape is pretty similar, but burbot are basically a freshwater cod. Dogfish are more closely related to gar. Burbot=Good Eating. I've never heard of anyone eating dogfish. 
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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2019, 11:46 AM »
Also, forgot to mention, I've heard dogfish have a lot of mercury in them since they are usually a top predator. I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new fish, but one more reason to stay away.
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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2019, 11:54 AM »
Dogfish...also called Bowfin. My dad told me a story years ago about his uncle that owned a small hog farm. Told him "Even the pigs won't eat a dogfish". Enough said.
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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2019, 05:08 PM »
Caught a 7#plus dogfish once. Left it on the ice. Three days later it was untouched with not even a coon or crow track near it. That oughta tell ya something about it's fitness for the table. Boatload of fun to catch though...  ;D
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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2019, 05:22 PM »
Caught a 7#plus dogfish once. Left it on the ice. Three days later it was untouched with not even a coon or crow track near it. That oughta tell ya something about it's fitness for the table. Boatload of fun to catch though...  ;D

I have caught dogfish in summer. They fight like gladiators, amazing. We just let them go again. No good to eat.
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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #7 on: Jan 03, 2020, 02:10 PM »
Also, forgot to mention, I've heard dogfish have a lot of mercury in them since they are usually a top predator. I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new fish, but one more reason to stay away.

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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2020, 11:29 AM »
They couldn’t be any more different. Complete opposite. Google it!
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Re: burbot and dogfish
« Reply #9 on: Jan 08, 2020, 09:55 PM »
I've heard dogfish make decent table fare. Have never caught one before myself so I don't know, but I would try it.
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