26 posts categorized "Fish Spotlight"

February 06, 2009

All Pike - All the Time

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Simon Graham's blog is your one stop resource for all things pike related. 

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October 29, 2008

Slab of the Triassic Period

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Behold Helicoprion.  LINK

August 21, 2008

What is the fastest fish?

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Most sources believe that the fastest species of fish is the..........LINK

July 14, 2008

Candygram for Mungo

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The emblems depicted within the armorial bearings go back much further in history, representing legendary incidents in the life of the city's founder and patron saint, St Kentigern, or as he was more affectionately known, St Mungo, meaning "the dear one".

The Fish — refers to the story about Queen Languoreth of Strathclyde who was suspected of infidelity by her husband. King Riderch demanded to see her ring, which he claimed she had given to her lover. In reality the King had thrown it into the River Clyde. Faced with execution she appealed for help to Mungo, who ordered a messenger to catch a fish in the river. On opening the fish, the ring was miraculously found inside, which allowed the Queen to clear her name.

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May 05, 2008

Must See TV - Superfish

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I just finished watching Nature's Superfish, an amazing program with startling underwater footage of the world's great billfish shot by award winning film maker Rick Rosenthal. The footage of the giant marlin and juvenile sailfish is jaw dropping. Find out when this show is being repeated in your area and watch it!   LINK

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You'll find links to video highlights off the main page to a show preview and footage of the sailfish nursery
 


March 06, 2008

Top 10 Reasons Why Snook Whip Ass

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# 7. Snook have under-slung mouths and torpedo-shaped frames like pike…except they don’t writhe like snitched eels or smell like ass.

VIA Shallowfish.com LINK

April 11, 2007

KA CHING

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Our home state finally got something right when it comes to Salmon - the new Washington quarter.

February 28, 2007

Flat-out mean and ugly: 10 scariest fish on planet

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According to Keith Sutton at ESPN Outdoors. LINK

February 19, 2007

Avoid urinating in the Amazon at all costs!

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The vast freshwater ecosystem of the Amazon River is home to abundant animal life, and many of its species thrive by virtue of their ferocity. If one were to ask the locals which of the river's indigenous species is the most treacherous, a few might describe the roaming packs of carnivorous piranhas, or the massive anaconda snakes; but based on the general sentiment of the region, the most frequently uttered response would be "candirú."

The terrifying toothpick fish - VIA Damn Interesting  LINK

February 02, 2007

The Year of the Sea-Run Cutthroat

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A 2007 calendar by Scott Fletcher.  LINK

January 26, 2007

More on Angling for Snakeheads

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Thee Ass Hooked Whitey inspired us to go down the Snakehead path with this post.

Angling for the Giant Snakehead when the unique opportunity of the fish’s parental behavior while protecting it’s young presents itself is far above any other kind of fishing the most exciting of all. That is the topic I am going to talk to you about today. At the very moment I am writing those lines, I can see in my mind the whole scenario of a snakehead striking at a lure on top water. Bang!  VIA Carpe Carpio  LINK

 

January 10, 2007

I'm Batman

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VIA Spluch  LINK

December 28, 2006

Who Owns the Fish?

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This brainteaser, reportedly written by Einstein is difficult and Einstein sai d that 98% of the people in the world could not figure it out. Which percentage are you in?

There are five houses in a row in different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The five owners drink a different drink, smoke a different brand of cigar and keep a different pet, one of which is a Walleye Pike.

The question is-- who owns the fish? 

Hints:  LINK

December 19, 2006

Bonefish? Permit?

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How bout Barracuda?  VIA: Chaser Key West Fishing LINK

December 01, 2006

The Giant Murray Cod

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This large specimen was taken by the woman in bluejeans lure.

The Murray cod is the largest wholly freshwater fish in Australia, and one of the largest wholly freshwater fish in the world. Other common names for Murray cod include cod, greenfish and goodoo.  LINK

November 06, 2006

Way Down Upon the Suwannee River

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Mystry of Florida's giant jumping sturgeon solved?

It's a quiet Friday morning on the Suwannee River in northwestern Florida, when a giant fish suddenly leaps six feet (two meters) out of the water and crashes back into the river. VIA National Geographic News  LINK

July 27, 2006

Fish Eye Soup Recipe

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Start with one LARGE fish eye.  LINK

July 25, 2006

I wonder if this would work with Asian Carp?

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Vietnamese catfish processor and exporter Agifish plans to turn catfish fat into fuel to run diesel engines, a company official said on Monday. VIA Reuters  LINK

July 19, 2006

Can't Beat Em?

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And one way to control the population can be phrased this way: "If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em."  Via NPR  LINK

June 01, 2006

Meet Super Trout

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Here me now, and believe me later - anyone can achieve these results using our method!

That's right, and we have proof! We have taken the world'smost pathetic girly-man, and turned him into the embodiment of perfect pumptitude!   LINK

May 02, 2006

Fishing Slang

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Let's face it. We anglers have developed quite a bit of "Jive" in our sport's terminology, some of which can be considered an entire language in it's own! Here's a few good ones sent to us by our readers over the years. LINK

Gil Finn & Gearman Fly Fishing Slang Definitions  LINK

So you are coming to fish the Big Lake O this year. Well before you can fish, you need to know the proper fishing lingo. Listening to the VHF radio can be frustrating if you are clueless to what is being said. Well here is your chance to become part of the inner circle. With help from a few deviants that I know, we concocted a list of Lake and Stream jargon that is sure to have you scratching your head. So without any more delays, here you go.  LINK

Urban Dictionary definitions of "Fishing".  LINK

April 17, 2006

New Trout Species Discovered!

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From Ralph and Lisa Cutter's California School of Fly Fishing comes this amazing news.


About 3 weeks ago, deep in a hidden canyon of Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains, we discovered what is likely the one and only creek that harbors a new species of trout. . . the Conchos Trout. Maybe 100,000 years ago it became isolated in this east slope drainage and evolved into a unique trout. . . the only native Mexican trout to inhabit an Atlantic watershed. See its picture and read the white paper here.   LINK


April 14, 2006

Uncovering Sex-Change Secrets Of The Black Sea Bass

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Black sea bass feature prominently on many menus, but wild populations of the fish are in decline and their availability is limited. Because of the high demand, they’re a good candidate for aquaculture on the east coast. Except, that is, for one problem: they have a tendency to change sex unpredictably in captivity. 
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January 30, 2006

Fish School

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Train your pet fish to perform cool tricks!  LINK

March 09, 2005

GloFish™ Fluorescent Fish Guiding Ethical Principles

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Someday they hope to use fluorescent fish as an indicator of toxins in the water, until then, 5 bucks per for your fish tank. Portion of the proceeds go to further research.

The providers of GloFish™ fluorescent fish realize that the enormous potential of genetic technology carries with it an important responsibility. To help ensure that we use this technology appropriately, we dedicate ourselves to the following guiding ethical principles:

BUY SOME!

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March 08, 2005

STURGEON: ANCIENT SURVIVORS OF THE DEEP

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Groucho : Well, what is the password?
Chico : Aw, no. You gotta tell me. Hey, I tell what I do. I give you three guesses. It's the name of a fish.
Groucho : Is it Mary?
Chico : Ha-ha. That's-a no fish.
Groucho : She isn't, well, she drinks like one. Let me see. Is it sturgeon?
Chico : Hey you crazy. Sturgeon, he's a doctor cuts you open when-a you sick. Now I give you one more chance.

Spearers landed 1,219 sturgeon in the first 11 days of the season.

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Sturgeon videos

"If you've ever had a chance to look into the eyes of a sturgeon, there are unfathomable depths there that take you back millennia; they take you back ages and ages ago. And having looked into the eyes of a sturgeon, you can fully understand that these animals swam practically unchanged from the way they are today when dinosaurs walked the earth."

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