Some interesting fish facts

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  1. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Those unsightly black spots on the skin (and sometimes in the meat) of a fish are probably tiny parasites called neascus, or black grub. The black spot is actually a protective case formed around the grub by the fish's body. Don't worry-neascus is not harmful to humans and if you don't tell your dinner guests, they might think the flecks are just pepper.



    What freshwater fish found in North America makes the longest spawning migration? The winner, hands down, is the American eel. The females spend most of their lives in big rivers like the Mississippi. When spawning time approaches, they swim downstream to join the males at the river mouth, then they swim to the Sargasso Sea (a portion of the North Atlantic) to spawn.

    Channel cats love catalpa worms, which can be found on the leaves of catalpa trees from late spring through summer. To make a catalpa worm even more irresistible, cut off the head and then poke a matchstick through the body to turn the worm inside out. The extra scent helps cats find the bait more quickly

    Some veteran bream anglers can find schools of spawning sunfish by sniffing for them. When bream such as bluegills and shellcrackers gather to spawn, milt sprayed over the females' eggs emits a strong, fishy odor. To the fisherman with a good nose, the smell is a dead giveaway. Follow the scent trail upwind until it is undetectable, then start fishing a bit downwind from there.

    Ever wonder if a fish that you can see can see you, too? It can, provided you're in its “window,” which is a round area on the surface directly above the fish. The diameter of the window is about twice the fish's depth.

    What's the longest anyone has fought a fish in fresh water? The record appears to be held by an angler on the Kenai River, Alaska, who reportedly fought a 100-pound-plus king salmon for more than 24 hours. He finally lost it at the net.
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thats some interesting info. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed.:smile2:
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thats neat stuff to know Steve ,Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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  5. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    thanks for the tips on catching fish. :cool2:
    I go for the eaters. Sometimes its hard to smell em out cause of me so I chum em up. LOL.:roll_eyes:

    keep the eels. :0a30:

    Salt, plenty of pepper , ( if pepper dont work a cold one will ) Tabasco , veggies, hot grease , corn meal, and a roll of toilet paper.:eek:oooh:

    I think I got the recipe.:wink:
     
  6. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Thanks for the info, good post:big_smile:
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Steve - Some interesting info! How would you like to be the guy who fought the King Salmon for 24 hours and lost it at the net!:crazy:
     
  8. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    It is always better to catch and loose than never catch at all!! LOL :0a4:
     
  9. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    fighting a fish for 24 hrs??? Man, now THAT musta worn the poor guy out.
     
  10. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Good stuff Steve. Now that your so smart why don't you take me along to show you how to catch those fish?
     
  11. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    Thanks for the info Steve
     
  12. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Anytime John---anytime!!:006:
     
  13. riverfishinfool

    riverfishinfool New Member

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    I ve read the story about the longest fight with the salmon. It was a heartbreaker. Quite a few people were witnessing it when after all that time he lost the fish. I bet that was won angry and tired fisherman. Think i saw the article in Field & Stream
     
  14. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    thanks for the info. it's a good read.
     
  15. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    24 hours fighting a fish and losing him at the net ,man talk about tough luck.