Odd catch in Misery Bay

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2010/01/02 20:25:04 (permalink)

Odd catch in Misery Bay

This afternoon I was fishing in about 11fow and I got a lite bite on a minnow, I set the hook and the fish took off. It took some time to get it to the hole as I was using 2 lb. test. After about 10 minutes I pulled up a bowfin of approximately 25-30 inches. It was definately a bowfin and not a bourbot. (I really wish it was a bourbot and double checked.)

Anyone else catch any weird stuff through the ice?w_w.

If it has fins and gills, I'm there.

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    woodnickle
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/02 20:35:17 (permalink)
    Wow, on 2lb. That had to be fun.
    Good job landing that. Caught a 5" musky once.
    Thought about putting it in my aqarium but let it go, under size you know.lol

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    Cold
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/02 21:08:05 (permalink)
    Good job on the ID, w_w, them bowfin always curl when they hit the ground.

    ...or was it the other way around...
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/03 17:48:29 (permalink)
    burbot don't curl?
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 09:33:55 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Cold

    Good job on the ID, w_w, them bowfin always curl when they hit the ground.

    ...or was it the other way around...


    , now that's funny!
     
    Once, when I was a kid around 10 years old or so, I caught a hellbender through the ice. Pretty creepy critter, but a cool catch.
    post edited by bulldog1 - 2010/01/04 09:35:19
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 09:44:35 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Cold

    Good job on the ID, w_w, them bowfin always curl when they hit the ground.

    ...or was it the other way around...


    wow, you guys are blogging archeologists. You think something is dead and gone, but you guys find a way to dig it back up and give it life again. lol

    "A Homewood man led police on an hourlong car chase that ended with a crash injuring three officers.

    "The car was driving itself," Wright said. "The car has a GPS. It's a Lincoln Navigator. They drive themselves. I wasn't running nowhere."
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    270wbmag
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 10:18:55 (permalink)
    caught two ugly big waterdogs,hellbenders,whatever, cut the line, one at wilhelm, and other shenango..won't touch them critters..
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 10:22:31 (permalink)
    nice burbot right here...

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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 13:12:22 (permalink)
    Nice fish DaFunk! I like the pick up in the background, where was that?
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 13:51:24 (permalink)
    15lbs. Lake Laberge in Canada
    post edited by DaFuNK - 2010/01/04 13:52:00
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    gizmos
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 14:45:55 (permalink)
    Took a few kids down the river a little before X-mas and they caught 4 in about a half hour. They never saw one before so they thought it was pretty cool !


    Eat what you catch,troll for cows.
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    DaFuNK
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/04 18:57:52 (permalink)
    wow.. looks like a salamander, perfect 'appetizer' size - lol
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/08 07:50:50 (permalink)
    hellbender caught one almost 2 foot one time

    Fish to live...live to fish


    One Burbot, One Scotch, One Beerg
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    gizmos
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/08 07:57:34 (permalink)
    Catch them now and again, but was surprised to get 4 in a half hour. We were spread out a bit too. Must be doin pretty well in the ohio !

    Eat what you catch,troll for cows.
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    RE: Odd catch in Misery Bay 2010/01/09 19:41:41 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: DaFuNK

    wow.. looks like a salamander, perfect 'appetizer' size - lol


    It is a salamander , the 3rd largest species in the world . Hellbenders can get up to 2' . Hellbenders typically live in pristine waters , usually cold mountain streams , so whatever river it was caught is a testament to the waters' quality .
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