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Posted on 10/24/2011 5:19:49 PM PDT by rintense
Ok fishing enthusiasts and experts! Help me ID these fish! They were having a good ol' time in my creek today. Never saw them before. There were 5, all surrounding a female, I suppose. These are good size fish! 2.5 to 3 feet, with the biggest over 3ft (assuming it was the female). I've seen and caught carp before, but these look way different.
Y’all know me. Know how I earn a livin’. I’ll catch this bird for you, but it ain’t gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin’ bluegills and tommycods.
If they’re bottom feeders and only interested in sex there’s a high probably they’re Democraps.
Well, they were doing the fish breathing thing, but the mouth was def. up front. Friend says they are either King or Chinook Salmon.
That’s a Fisher Cat. Nasty little thing.
I don’t think perch get that big...you’re just going to have to catch one....on the DEP finds out...they’ll probably seize your land through eminent domain and declare them an endangered species. A mini-Klamath Falls.
During the breeding season, their bodies start to decompose, starting with the fins looking real raggy. After a while, if they live long enough, pieces of their bodies can literally start to fall off.
They are poisonous to humans in this condition, so don’t fire up the Char-B-Q!!
Will all of them die?
Definitely not one of those. But if it were, Lake Michigan is f’d.
We also live in West Michigan. My husband says this fish is a Sturgeon. Visit http://www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org/ for more information.
Not sure if you watch tv fishing shows, but there is a new one on Versus Network called LipEm & RipEm. I wonder if anyone else caught it today?
Occasionally, a juvenile male will go upstream, not spawn, then go back downstream until next year.
They are called “Jack salmon”.
I’ve hooked into those before. Sixteen to twenty inches, size of a good sized trout. Some damn good eatin.
I can’t tell from the pics if the are chinook, silvers, or chum, if they are somewhat multi-colored they are chum. If some of them have what looks like hooked beaks, they are silvers. If they are as big as a Trident sub, they are chinook.
Well we can definitely state they are not large mouth Bass, Crappie or Catfish. LOL!!! Catch one fry it up and let us know.
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