18 posts categorized "Weird Fish"

January 19, 2009

Gummy Minnows...

Gummy minnow

...now available in larger sizes.

January 02, 2009

The Candle-Fish of British Columbia


There is found, in some of the rivers of British North America, a species of smelt so rich in oil that it may when dried be used as a candle or torch. … At certain seasons the fish swarms up the rivers from the sea, and is then caught by the natives in wickerwork traps. … When a candle is required a dried fish is stuck, tail upwards, in a lump of clay or in a cleft stick; a light is applied to the tail, which instantly flames up, and the fish burns steadily downward, giving a light superior to that of the best quality of 'dips.'  – The World of Wonders, 1883  (Via: Futility Closet)

June 25, 2008

Connie, we are concerned with the increasing frequency of your nocturnal interaction with the humans



April 05, 2008

Fanged Fish Puzzles Utah Biologists

January 22, 2008

Jabba The Fish


Bring me Solo and the Wookiee. They will all suffer for this outrage.

December 19, 2007

The Ten Nastiest Fish of All Time


#3 The blob fish or blob sculpin

Via: Dave's Cabin on Angling Masters LINK

November 02, 2007

They really don't meet standard behavioural criteria for fish


Scientists have discovered that the mangrove killifish spends several months of every year out of the water and living inside trees. Via: The Daily Mail LINK

October 29, 2007

The Great Swallower


Via: Swim at Your Own Risk LINK

October 22, 2007

Remember the Two Mouth Trout?


Not to be outdone this sea bass lets his freak flag fly.


September 14, 2007

Great, now they'll want to count trout in the salmon numbers.


Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Via: The Seattle Times  LINK

June 08, 2007



Bennett and Clooney just pulled an all-nighter on the vise resulting in a couple dozen friskies emergers.  They should be money.

June 04, 2007

Nessy Rears Her Ugly Head. Again.


"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45 feet long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes, the 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire, who took the video Saturday.  VIA CBS NEWS LINK

45 feet?  We're putting in a custom order to Scott Rods for a 30 weight.  Hopefully it arrives sooner than the X2S908 I ordered.  Two months ago.  Full report upon our return.

December 01, 2006



Not exactly caught with the up-stream dry fly technique, but damn it's obese.  Who knew Jim McMahon was into spearfishing?

November 19, 2006

Record Fly Caught Pirana?


Actually it was a "Pacu".  VIA The Star Online LINK

July 19, 2006

Texas Man Catches Fish With Human-Like Teeth


A search for what the fish may be suggested that it may be a pacu, which is found in South America. LINK

June 12, 2006

Steelhead Box?


Funerals are important social occasions in this West African country and elaborate, brightly colored coffins have become an art form. 

May 19, 2006

Attention Fish Heads


fish heads fish heads
roly poly fishheads


February 15, 2006

Defending The Lowly Hag


The hagfish is one of the most despised creatures in the ocean. Its very name inspires disgust. But does the hagfish deserve its reputation? Maybe it is time to stand up for a fish that can't stand up for itself. Let's look at the charges against the poor hag.  LINK


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