Ratfish On The Fly

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jonathan Tachell, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

    Yeah it bit the fly. Yeah I was definitely careful with the poisonous spine just as you would be with a rockfish and dogfish.
     
  2. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

    Nicely done. Freaky fish are fun.
     
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  3. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Dude that is bad ass!!!! Way to go
     
  4. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    That's awesome! Two separate mornings last summer I had a pair of ratfish swim by my feet. I had no idea what they were and had to look them up. They are wicked cool, glad you hooked one brother!

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  5. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    cant believe you are touching that thing
     
  6. KevinLS

    KevinLS Active Member

    Ha!
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Evidently there are several of these around . . . http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2012531495_pacificpratfish15.html

    I caught one bottom fishing when I lived in Bremerton. Being a fairly naïve Montanan regarding the salt in general and spiny fish in particular, I managed to get spined in the web between my thumb & forefinger. It bled freely & I experienced no ill effects, but there is still a small bump there 30+ years later. The lovely young lady provided TLC, however so I reckon that the experience was worth it.