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#1 Joe Hard

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:37 AM

Here is a link to another forum with a couple pics of a fish:


Anyone know what type of fish this is?
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:18 PM

Some species of sculpin it looks like.
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:07 AM

being from land locked Kentucky, I haven't a clue...at first glance I thought it was a ling cod! biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:46 AM

Kinda looks like a Burbot to me

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:43 PM

Not the nicest looking fishy...

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:27 PM

That's definaltly a burbot. We call them Lawyers up here in Michigan lol. You can tell by the dorsal fin extending the length of the body. They are just fresh water cod as one of the other posts said. They are very good eating but you do not get a whole lot of meat off of them. Kind of look like a cross between an eel and catfish.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:49 PM

That is definatly not a burbot. If you look a the dorsal fin (top) it starts right after the head on a burbot the dorsal fin starts mid way down the body. Also colouration is gray, a burbot is olive withl leopard markings.


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Posted 25 December 2009 - 12:47 PM

used to catch burbot on set lines in the Tanana River in Alaska... they were blue and green and skinnier than the fish in the pics, and they were excellent eating, almost like lobster!!

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:12 AM

The fish is an Ocean Pout.
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