fish id help

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by triploidjunkie, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    This was found in the okanogan river Saturday. Any clue as to wtf it is? Some people are guessing snakehead, but I hope not.
     

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  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    looks like a catfish of some sort. From what's in the lower river I'd say bullhead or channel catfish.
     
  3. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

    One of the armored catfish??

    Something from the aquarium trade that was dumped into the river; unlikely to survive in this area but such releases have been a problem in Florida.

    Curt
     
  4. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    definetly doesn't look like a snakehead. man thats weird, was it alive when found? almost looks like some prehistoric fossil or something.
     
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    I think Smalma is closer on the catfish ID than I am. Looks like an armored aquarium cat...big one.
     
  6. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Yuck...I thought snakehead when I first saw it but really don't know. Teeth?

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  7. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    Holy shit an alien!
     
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  8. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    That's how I have it figured!
     
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  9. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Ex-wife flashback.
     
  10. Gary C. Brown

    Gary C. Brown Les Paul Lover

    Ratfish ????
     
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish


    "wtf"?? is that shorthand for "what the fish" it is? I'm still sticking with armored catfish as I think Smalma was correct.
     
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  12. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    I saw one just like it watching Men in Black II the other night!
     
  13. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Who said there ain't no Aliens? !!! Hell yeah!
     
  14. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    I second the armored catfish. looks like it's missing it's outer layer (skin dessicated and got real thin?)

    Hell of a thing to find on any river...creepy.
     
  15. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    So from what I've read, an armored catfish is what is more commonly known as a"algae eater" in almost every aquarium ever?
     
  16. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

    Wow !! I'm an aquarium guy have not seen anything like that. Did you happen to see Sigourney Weaver walking around at the same time ?
     
  17. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    What about this one? A talking catfish from the Amazon region?
     

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  18. dflett68

    dflett68 Active Member

    you're thinking of a plecostomus (sp?), and that's not one. it's definitely a catfish, definitely not a bullhead or channel cat, or any other north american cat i've ever seen or heard of. no way it's a snakehead.
     
  19. dflett68

    dflett68 Active Member

    has it said anything?
     
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  20. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    think you just got it. though i have no idea what something like that would ever be doing in a river in washington.
     

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