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Old 05-02-2019, 05:20 PM
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hi! i caught some kind of eel and I made a video I figured I would post it on here since this is my favorite online community! anyone know what kind of eel this is?

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Old 05-02-2019, 05:32 PM
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Looks like the deep water eels from
Blue planet 2 that go diving in the brine pools
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:39 PM
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That a real beast!
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:01 PM
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Looks like a Conger Eel .
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:07 PM
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Should have put a hook in it and sent it back down !
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:36 PM
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American Conger?
https://www.britannica.com/animal/American-conger
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Caught many, particularly when sun would go down. They come out to eat the good stuff, i.e. Tiles.

More than once, fishing for Barrels, we thought we were stuck in rock. We were. Using the boat to free the line and up comes a large eel with sides gashed on it. We literally pulled/scraped it out of its crevice. The weirder part was it was not hooked but just clamped down on the hook.

Ok, I'll admit it...each time they scared the crap out of me. They bite, twist and don't freaking let go until they have tore off a chunk. I made sure that was never me.

Happy ending: My Thai chef friend prepared it several ways.

(Agreed on Conger)
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I hate eels, I would have cut the line.
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I hate eels, I would have cut the line.
Me too!
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I hate eels, I would have cut the line.
Years ago I was freshwater fishing with a buddy of mine. He was using one of my rigs while we were trying to catch some catfish. He brought up an eel and was trying to figure out how to take it off. He said "I'm just going to cut the line". I said "No. That's a good hook. Just grab him behind the head and take the hook out". Each time he did that, the eel (as I knew it would) curled up around his hand and he freaked out. After a couple of minutes of him trying to figure it out, I asked him if he wanted me to who him how to do it. I took the line and cut it off and gave him a grin. I loved tormenting that poor guy
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Originally Posted by rickpcfl View Post
Years ago I was freshwater fishing with a buddy of mine. He was using one of my rigs while we were trying to catch some catfish. He brought up an eel and was trying to figure out how to take it off. He said "I'm just going to cut the line". I said "No. That's a good hook. Just grab him behind the head and take the hook out". Each time he did that, the eel (as I knew it would) curled up around his hand and he freaked out. After a couple of minutes of him trying to figure it out, I asked him if he wanted me to who him how to do it. I took the line and cut it off and gave him a grin. I loved tormenting that poor guy
Yer a dick....errr..Rick....
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Yer a dick....errr..Rick....
You know what they say. It takes a rick to know a rick.
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Prolly could of sold it at Chinatown for big bucks..
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Turn the eel over on his back and rub his stomach. He will go to sleep as long as he is laying on his back.

Years ago I used to trap American eels. I caught thousands. Use a dry hand towel to handle them. Skin them like cat fish. They are dang good eat.
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Originally Posted by rickpcfl View Post
Years ago I was freshwater fishing with a buddy of mine. He was using one of my rigs while we were trying to catch some catfish. He brought up an eel and was trying to figure out how to take it off. He said "I'm just going to cut the line". I said "No. That's a good hook. Just grab him behind the head and take the hook out". Each time he did that, the eel (as I knew it would) curled up around his hand and he freaked out. After a couple of minutes of him trying to figure it out, I asked him if he wanted me to who him how to do it. I took the line and cut it off and gave him a grin. I loved tormenting that poor guy
Put it on newspaper.....
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I sure wish I one of these days I would catch a normal fish instead of some ugly big shark or a freaking deal or any of this bullishness I want to get up nice fish you know not no junk
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I was bitten by what was likely a moray eel down in panama last year. Only a single tooth broke skin, but it was THE MOST painful experience I have ever had in my life. You don't even want to get scratched by one of those cesspools.

Really, really, bad experience. I went through hell for hours until I could get to what they called a hospital (not near the city, out by red frog beach). The ER visit was an experience in itself.
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I was bitten by what was likely a moray eel down in panama last year. Only a single tooth broke skin, but it was THE MOST painful experience I have ever had in my life. You don't even want to get scratched by one of those cesspools.

Really, really, bad experience. I went through hell for hours until I could get to what they called a hospital (not near the city, out by red frog beach). The ER visit was an experience in itself.
Really? Not doubting you at all, itís just that Iíve been bitten by morays probably 9-10 times (always with my hand in a hole grabbing lobster) over about 40 plus years of diving. It was never fun, but it never hurt like yours did. All of mine were in Florida, maybe the eels have something different they feed on down there, and thatís what made it bad.
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Caught quite a few deep dropping.
Kept 1.
Pulled it up from 1200'. Threw it on ice.
6 hours later that sucker was still alive!
It was very good meat, but you had to eat it like crab - just picking out morsels between the bones.
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Op, what did it taste like?
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