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    Anybody tell me what this fish is? #3647 06/18/10 04:44 PM
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    Sorry I'm very new to florida fresh waters...
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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Blingswinger] #5302 02/11/11 11:13 PM
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    I don't have a clue but I sure agree with your way of lipping that critter laugh

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Blingswinger] #5316 02/13/11 11:18 AM
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    That kinda looks like a snakehead. I watched it on river monsters the other night. Very aggressive fish and will eat everything. There a invanion species to your waters. I could be wrong but take pictures to your local wildlife office and they could tell you.


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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Ryan Somerville] #5386 02/17/11 07:32 AM
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    i would say eel...

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: nethingthatbites] #5389 02/17/11 05:58 PM
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    It looks like a large freshwater eel to me.

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: nethingthatbites] #5391 02/17/11 07:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by nethingthatbites
    i would say eel...

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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Blingswinger] #5395 02/20/11 04:35 PM
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    Yep, that's a freshwater eel. The eel is very slimy and slick with skin like catfish. They make great cut bait.

    The snake head has scales I believe and very big teeth.

    Fresh water eels get very large. My dad used to catch eels up as long as he was (5'10" and I've seen them longer) on the AL/Tombigbee rivers on trotlines and in boxes. We'd cut them up and use them for more bait.

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Steve Williams] #5448 03/02/11 06:09 AM
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    Funny things about those fish are that you'll be fishing and hear a Psst type sound, from them blowing or taking a breath on top of the water. it'll scare the turd out of ya, if you aint payin attention...lol

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: DaddyChatham] #6215 08/21/11 03:03 PM
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    Just a freshwater eel/ Used to catch them all the time in the Suwannee.


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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Bo Patro] #6490 09/08/11 08:31 PM
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    Smart tool to handle that nasty dude Blingswinger


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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: JERRY SHINN] #6551 09/18/11 08:53 AM
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    The look on your face says it all! That's just a disgusting creature!


    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Talon Lady] #6553 09/18/11 09:07 AM
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    The real question is, why did you bring the slimy thing in to your house?

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: FFF Staff] #6557 09/19/11 06:34 AM
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    Looks ugly (the ell)
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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: BobGlen] #6586 09/29/11 05:23 PM
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    Been fishing florida freshwater for almost 20 years now. I've never caught or seen a freshwater eel before. Pretty interesting.


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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Blingswinger] #6615 10/11/11 11:16 AM
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    freshwater eel for sure , they may look darker sometimes ...

    They spawn here and cross the atlantic to live ! They are a delicassee in other places ....

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: printerman] #7195 04/16/12 11:28 PM
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    Haha! Laughed at Talon Lady. "disgusting creature" But I think its because of the flash of the camera laugh

    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: BottomCrawlers] #7902 11/04/12 04:10 PM
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    What lake did you catch it on?


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    Re: Anybody tell me what this fish is? [Re: Murrydog] #8211 01/24/13 08:13 PM
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    American freshwater eel.

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