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I don't know what kind of fish this is?

by , Posted to on 06/28/2010 10:50 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/28/2010
Location: nd
 Hello.. I was fishing the Red River today north of Lindenwood. I caught a bunch of Gold eyes so I cut them up and thought I would use them for Catfish bait. I instead caught a fish that looks kinda like a silver bass. I am not sure though I tried uploading the picture from my phone and it's not working. The fish was silver in color with some bluish purple coloring on top... it had large lips that extended..when opening its mouth no teeth at all that I could see. It had a line of small holes along its side and its bottom fin had a longer point.. I have looked online and it doesn't look like a carp or sheephead or really anything else for that matter. It was a nice catch after catching a ton of goldeyes. Didn't freak out like them when they caught it was a pretty calm fish..I ended up catching three total.. If  you have any Ideas let me know. Thanks.
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by on 06/28/2010 11:02 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/03/2009
Location: ND
Drum?
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by on 06/28/2010 11:58 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/31/2005
Location: ND
 sounds like a drum? save it and cut the ivory out.
 Norm
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by on 06/29/2010 00:15 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/03/2002
Location: ND
Please explain this "ivory" as I'm a drum catching fool!!
 Nuke the Whales
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by on 06/29/2010 00:28 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/03/2002
Location: ND
Oh, and by the way that's a drum.
 Nuke the Whales
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by on 06/29/2010 00:37 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/23/2005
Location: ND
sheep head for sure

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by on 06/29/2010 00:48 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/01/2004
Location: ND
svnmag Said:
Please explain this "ivory" as I'm a drum catching fool!!


Its somewhere in the head...You'll have to go on a little treasure hunt the next time you catch one. Some people even make jewelery out of them cause they look like a rough pearl. (Hmmm, my wife's b-day is comming up)

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by on 06/29/2010 03:39 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/03/2002
Location: ND

Where is this "pearl"?  I should've paved my driveway with them by now. WTF? 

My wife really likes jewerly and she is not an idiot!! 

Now I want a Dremel tool and a vice.  Hobby Lobby is less than three minutes away!!

I'll make serious cash and feed the crawfish!!

 Nuke the Whales
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by on 06/29/2010 07:06 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/06/2003
Location: ND
svnmag Said:



Now I want a Dremel tool and a vice. 
 

Yikes

I Would Rather Be ______ing
Trent (Sotaman) Thomas
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by on 06/29/2010 07:55 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/27/2008
Location: ND
Them pearls are kind of neat. If you shake a drum you can hear it rattle in it.
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by on 06/29/2010 08:04 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/28/2010
Location: nd
 well thanks guys.... I am glad to know now what it was that i caught... I was catching goldeyes left and right they are a messy fish...I don't enjoy catching them and getting splattered with blood.. The sheephead was a nicer fish to catch...lol..
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by on 06/29/2010 08:12 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/21/2010
Location: SD
        Just hold them like they are swimming upright and use your electric knife and cut thru their head between their eyes and pry open and they are in a pocket right behind the eyes . Be careful their head is hard and it'd easy to slip with your knife.   
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by on 06/29/2010 08:57 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/24/2002
Location: ND
If I remember right they should be about an inch or so behind the eyes and cut straight down. 
More outdoor talk, less political talk!
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by on 06/29/2010 09:07 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
Good info.   What are those pearls made of?  Bone? cartilage?     If they make jewelry out of them it must be something that doesn't rot or shrink away when exposed to the air.
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by on 06/29/2010 10:13 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/21/2010
Location: SD
Otolith
An ear stone (or  calcareous concretion)  in the inner ear of a bony fish. Each year, a new concretion (layer of bone) is added, which can be used to measure age. Also see cleithrum     Clean and eat them and you will be suprised at the flavor . Flaky white meat . We fillet them out like a walleye , cut the red meat off and cut in to chunks and boil and serve with butter like lobster . No bones if  cleaned right. Helps to bleed them out before you kill them.
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by on 06/29/2010 12:05 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/04/2007
Location: ND
The best thing about a Drum is how they fight...

You get a big one and sometimes you think you got a nice walleye...but then you see its a drum.

They are tasty and you have to respect a fish that fights that hard.
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by on 06/29/2010 12:09 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND

Big drum do feel like hog walleyes.  Damn things.

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by on 06/29/2010 3:33 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/11/2008
Location: MN
drum

Always Fishin

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by on 06/29/2010 7:08 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/26/2009
Location: ND
ahh dangit, why'd some one have to go and say they taste good.  Now I have to start keeping those too.
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by on 06/29/2010 8:36 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/22/2009
Location: MT
multi-species-angler Said:
ahh dangit, why'd some one have to go and say they taste good.  Now I have to start keeping those too.
I was thinking the same thing.

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

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by on 06/29/2010 9:54 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/28/2009
Location: ND
Sheepshead or drum.

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