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Old 11-08-2018, 05:53 PM
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Caught this on a plastic worm in a northeast Florida pond.


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Old 11-08-2018, 05:59 PM
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Bowfin.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:01 PM
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in Louisiana we call those Grinnell.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:03 PM
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I somehow manage to catch them on 4lb line with tiny beetle spins.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:08 PM
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Bowfin

Some call them mud fish.

We usually catch them when we are bass fishing (North Florida).
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:10 PM
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Bowfin, I had the all tackle record for a while. Not many folks eat them, but they are fun to catch.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:19 PM
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Good swordfish bait.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:28 PM
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I just started bass fishing, well other than when I was like 12yrs old. Caught that thing as by catch.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:24 PM
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Some guides refer to them as "Cypress Bass".
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:31 PM
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Nasty, bony
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:25 PM
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We called them Mudfish too.
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Mud fish but they are similar to a snake head.
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Snake heads are a south Florida invasive fish
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Very fun to catch
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Originally Posted by peacemon View Post
We called them Mudfish too.
Around here, that's what they're called as well. Except for maybe the fight, about as useless as a gar or a jack (chain pickerel). They are very aggressive and don't give up when attacking a bait or lure.

And just in case you were thinking about it, NO!!, they aren't worth a SHIT to eat and I don't care what you do to them.


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When I was a kid, my parents would cook anything I brought home from fishing. I brought a bowfin home once, which, of course, they cooked for supper. It was like fishy mashed potatoes with needles in it. Nasty.
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Originally Posted by bulldogfishin View Post
Snake heads are a south Florida invasive fish
I caught a Snake head down here in Broward and sent a picture to a buddy of mine. He immediately called me and told me not to release it because they are invasive.
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A mud fish my kid caught flipped my Costas out of the boat.
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Don't put your thumb in his mouth that's for sure. Mean SOB's with razor teeth.
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