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Mark Dahlquist  
#1 Posted : Friday, June 13, 2014 4:34:20 PM(UTC)
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New rod and reel works well. 1/4 oz bird's egg split shot. Gigantic ass hook and small suckers.

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MNFishhunter  
#2 Posted : Friday, June 13, 2014 6:38:54 PM(UTC)
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Nice collection of bowfin.
BigReachCast  
#3 Posted : Saturday, June 14, 2014 5:50:56 AM(UTC)
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Nice Mark. I am curious what got more looks from the people of the town of "colleges, cows, and contentment" 1) you decked out in your waders and vest, or 2) the dogfish?

I haven't fished that piece of the river since I was in college in the mid 90s. One spring when flooding was particularly bad, we had a few days of just crushing carp, in a parking lot.

Pictures and report brought back old memories. Thanks.

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HookJaw  
#4 Posted : Saturday, June 14, 2014 5:56:50 AM(UTC)
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nicely done, Mark!

I have but 2 questions:

A. in pic #2, what was coming out of the dogfish's nostril?

B. why are you putting lipstick on dogfish?
...cruisin the 'Poo in my Gum Tree Canoe
kngfsher  
#5 Posted : Saturday, June 14, 2014 3:10:20 PM(UTC)
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HookJaw wrote:
nicely done, Mark!

I have but 2 questions:

A. in pic #2, what was coming out of the dogfish's nostril?

B. why are you putting lipstick on dogfish?



To answer number 2: they're easier to kiss with lipstick on.

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"Trout."
"Why trout?"
"Because there's no better fish to chase!"
Mark Dahlquist  
#6 Posted : Saturday, June 14, 2014 3:37:37 PM(UTC)
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Yeah I came from trout fishing and was not sure how long I would stay at that spot and was gonna wade another part of the Cannon but the bite was strong and too lazy I guess. 5-6" suckers hooked through the head worked the best. Most people don't have the gear like that down there. Mainly light poles catching carp and sheephead. I took an extended painting pole and ducked taped my Frabil net on that. You can try to lift up the wall but that is a pole breaker or the fish flops off. Three nice ones. The Asians would come running over every time. I gave away one fish.

So they have tubular nostrils. The big spot on the back by the tail resembles an eye to scare off predators. The largest was 28.5. I had my scale but forgot to use. Really fun to catch the cypress trout!

The bowfin is wholly carnivorous, and exceedingly voracious....He is the ravening wolf of the dark lagoons, the nightmare of the slumbrous coves. Skulking in deep water by day, he invades the teeming shallows by night, spreading terror and bloody execution in his wake.

Source: "Hellhound of the Sloughs" by Havilah Babcock, Field & Stream, April 1944.

Other Names: Dogfish, Cabbage Pike, Grinnel, Mudfish, Cottonfish, Spottail, Blackfish, Cypress Trout, John A. Grindle, Swamp Lawyer, Shoepick, Shoepike, Choupique, Scaled Ling

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MNFishhunter  
#7 Posted : Saturday, June 14, 2014 4:35:47 PM(UTC)
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I have to agree with Mark on the cypress trout!!!
Mark Dahlquist  
#8 Posted : Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:43:41 AM(UTC)
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Somebody let the dogs out again. And the cats. And the buffalo!

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First decent catfish I've caught in a long time. Also my very first buffalo. They look like carp but their nose is pointed more towards the front and eat cut bait and hit lures too.

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donjuan  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:36:33 PM(UTC)
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Now this is the face of a monster.

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From my experiences, extremely fun fish to catch, though I've never targeted them.

Man those Buffalo are ugly fish.

Any species you can't catch out of the Cannon, Mark?
ozzyky  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:51:50 PM(UTC)
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Nicely done. Where did you get the suckers? How much per dozen?
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