Best fighting fish

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Hookman, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Hookman

    Hookman New Member

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    what is the best fighting fresh water fish in the U S A.?. i heard it was the aligator garr...........HOOKMAN...????
     
  2. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    I would have to say large landlocked striped bass
     

  3. playinghooky

    playinghooky New Member

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    i agree with the stripper
     
  4. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    I havent caught one of decent size in grass carp or stripper, but everyone says grass carp will rip ur reel to pieces. from what i have caught i would say..... a REAL good fed catfish, esp a female close to spawn.
     
  5. bearcat

    bearcat Member

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    I say that Charlie tuna would have to be one of the hardest fighting fish. HeHeHeHe
     
  6. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I have caught carp that make my tackle groan. I have a microlight pole and the gill that hit nearly 2lbs really strain it. I think gills for being so little put up one heck of a fight. I would love to talk to the world record holder for gill. 5.75lbs must have really been fun.
     
  7. weathermantrey

    weathermantrey New Member

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    I'd say a nice flathead is the best fighting fish
     
  8. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    Striper number 1 freshwater for me. Overall I'd say redfish by far
     
  9. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    Hardest fighting fish I have ever caught are flatheads.
     
  10. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    They're all muscle, and run fast after they're hooked. Can't stand eating them, but they're fun as hell when the cats aren't biting. Best thing about them, they love corn. ;) And we have plenty of that where I'm from.

    SudDawg
     
  11. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Asian carp fight pretty darn good too! :)
     
  12. MilwaukeeCatHunter

    MilwaukeeCatHunter New Member

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    A nice sized musky ain't nothing to laugh at either.
     
  13. Hookman

    Hookman New Member

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    so far carps and flatheads seam to be in the lead. then stripes. i hope to hear more...... thanks!!! HOOKMAN!!!!!!
     
  14. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    bowfins can put up a heck of a fight
     
  15. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    I would have to agree with the land locked bass, especially in rivers. I personally think you get better fights, stronger fish, per pound while river fishing.
     
  16. Big Country01

    Big Country01 New Member

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    pound for pound i would say the bream(bluegill,shell crackers,redbreast,stump nockers,etc.etc.) put a better fight i think they have the most heart....
     
  17. bsu_catfisher

    bsu_catfisher New Member

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    I will have to go with bluegill...for their size they put up one heck of a fight. Some of the most fun I have had has been catching little panfish on a microlite tackle. I will also have to say that flatheads are one heck of a fight, along with carp. They are all worth the fight.
     
  18. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    I would say smallmouth or gills. If you were to fight a 30lb smallie or gill, you would have a serious fight on your hands.
     
  19. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    Gentlemen, I'd like to take this oppertunity to have you all come to Portland, Oregon. The second week of June, to add the very tuffest fish I've ever had the pleasure (pain) to catch. The old Sturgen. Keeper limit size is 4ft.- 6ft. The average 6 footer runs about 100lbs. You'll be hard pressed to catch one that small that time of year. I've landed several in the 9ft. range, but no 10's yet. We start early morning 5:30- 6:00 AM to get down on the Columbia River. We go to the Washington side and catch 2-3lb shad on jigs. We use the whole shad for bait. On hook-up we drop anchor, and the chase begins. Usually takes an hour, with a tight line all the time. You will be in pain.
    Sorry so long winded.
    Don

    To the world you may be just a person but to a person you may be the world.
     
  20. slabmaster

    slabmaster New Member

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    i think every one here has a favorite.strippers fight pretty good.and i never had the opportunity to catch sturgenand you guys might luaugh me out of here but mine is brown trout. if you ever get the chance to fish for sea run " trout that have been to sea and return to fresh to spawn" brown trout ddont pass it up.also if you fly fish try sight fishing tanycomo near branson.4-12 # brown trout on a scud in 8 to 10 inches of water. if you go tell me how you did.