Unusual catch on the Sangamon

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by Torvaldsberg, May 26, 2020.

  1. Torvaldsberg

    Torvaldsberg Active Member

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    Tony
    Caught this little guy on a trotline using night-crawlers on 3/0 circle hooks over the weekend. Unexpected to say the least:

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  2. Herbhome

    Herbhome Well-Known Member

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    Arkansas
    Name:
    Neill
    I have never caught one yet. Goofy looking little fella, huh?
     
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  3. jumpmaster

    jumpmaster Well-Known Member

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    State:
    ohio
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    david
    thats cool, we catch one on the ohio every now and then while catfishing. They swim around with their mouths open, gathering plankton, and swim into the line, pulling it up till the hook snags them, and boy the big ones fight.
     
  4. Catfishn Dan

    Catfishn Dan Active Member

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    Chillicothe,Il
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    Dan
    That's neat.I have never caught one before.

    Dan
     
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  5. Ryan89

    Ryan89 Active Member

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    Illinois
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    Ryan Depoister
    I never seen a spoonbill that small.
     
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  6. Ryan89

    Ryan89 Active Member

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    Ryan Depoister
    We catch em around here but we let em go cause for me besides the alligator gar the IDNR is re-entroducing to our waters these are close to dinosaurs for me lol.
     
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  7. Jbuck

    Jbuck Well-Known Member

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    Jay
    I have caught several from the Wabash around Grayville and the Ohio around Shawneetown but never one that small. I had always heard they were great table fair but when I caught my first one about 40 years ago I was not impressed with it, since then I released them all.
     
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