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Was fishing in the holland river yesterday for pike.. We caught a few little ones but my girfriend angela caught a 29" snakehead nasty looking creature. I didnt know they were in simcoe.

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Wasn't there an article about some lady up on the Saugeen who thought she caught a snakehead? lol!!!

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Yep that's the one..no spot on it. Slightly squarer tail..but that's it he was mean..bit right through my net lol.

 

No spot means it's an adult female. Both genders are born with the spot but the female loses it once adult.

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I won't let those nasty buggers on my boat anymore, I would just cut the line if I can't get the hook out in the water

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They are JUST edible. You'd pretty well have to be starving and have nothing else to eat. I think as far as edible is concerned, a bowfin is the last thing on the list just above gnawing off your own arm.

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Boil them and dip in garlic butter, taste just like lobster :whistling:

 

There ya go! :D

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Thanks for the info guys.. She took the bait deep. There was nobody to give it to so i took it home...filleted it was different to cut up. No bones i left the belly fat. My sister ate it for breckfast thismorning heavily breaded cooked in butter she called me and said it wasent too bad lol. On a side note it fought like a champ. My girlfriend thought it was a turtle at first the way it was fighting.

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There are alot of folks that enjoy eating them once you get past their ugly looks. I still prefer walleye over those ugly things any day.

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I heard that snakeheads were excellent to eat even though they were ugly as sin. However, bowfin are not so good to eat.

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My girlfriend thought it was a turtle at first the way it was fighting.

 

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Dont say that too loud. There are lots of us who might like to take up turtle fishing in our spare timew00t.gif Specially if they fight like snakeheads.whistling.gif

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