Bryan Dunlap

Paddlefish caught by Bryan Dunlap fishing on 01/17/09

Posted by Bryan Dunlap over 10 years ago

Paddlefish caught by Bryan Dunlap fishing on 01/17/09
Paddlefish caught by Bryan Dunlap fishing on Saturday January 17, 2009 at 19:28

this fish is a new breed in the u.s. grown only for its row, similar to the stergeon for its caviar. I saw this fish on a tour.the one in the picture is a baby and wont be ready to collect the row til close to 100 pounds. They swimm constantly so they can feed on small foods like a whale. Can only be caught with a net.Fresh water. Most who grow them use old rock quarrys. This farm is in kentucky. Just thought someone would find it interesting. Good money in it I think.

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Jessica & Angelo

i never heard of a paddlefish there a odd ball fish looks like a shark mixbreed or something

Posted by Jessica & Angelo Elite Member over 10 years ago

i've been snagging for paddle fish for about 6yr. it's a fun and exciting way to fish actually you will get a varity of fish while snagging but the prize is a paddle fish they are completly boneless only cartilage and pure white meat you can cook them any way you like the only fish you can legaly keep are paddle fish and other non game fish species i usually would go to chain of rocks low water dam in madison county to snag but they made it ilegal to snag there 2yr. ago so now i go to the Alton,IL lock and dam there are two seasons a year to snag one in the spring and one in the fall

Posted by Jason Hanks over 10 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

jeesh thats a funny looking critter

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 10 years ago

Joe Pych

Thanks for the clarification. I just updated the posting.

Is this really a new breed? According to Wikipedia: "Paddlefish are one of the oldest fishes known. Fossil records show that they first appeared 300 to 400 million years ago, about 70 or 170 million years before the first dinosaurs evolved." Is this fish a variant on that?

I also learned "In some states, paddlefish are abundant enough to allow for sport fishing. Taking paddlefish is done with a bow and arrow, a spear, or by snagging--because paddlefish are filter feeders, they cannot be caught with conventional lures."

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 10 years ago

Josh Thompson

yep and they are endangered

Posted by Josh Thompson over 10 years ago

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Posted by Doug Gardner over 10 years ago

Joe Pych

That's an interesting looking fish. What is it called?

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 10 years ago

Razzle Dazzle

Yeah, it's cool alright. I'd like to more about them and try the row too

Posted by Razzle Dazzle Expert Member over 10 years ago

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