Ratfish On The Fly

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

  1. Fishee

    Fishee Active Member

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    ewww, I'd be afraid to touch that thing, especially with them nasty set of teeths.
     
  2. Tyler Speir

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    I think its a cool looking fish..
     
  3. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    spines poison, see quite a few diving
     
  4. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    thats a super badass fish. i'd love to catch one.
     
  5. rockfish

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    Did it actually bite the fly?
     
  6. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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

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    Dude that is bad ass!!!! Way to go
     
  9. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    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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  10. kelvin

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    cant believe you are touching that thing
     
  11. KevinLS

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    Ha!
     
  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    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.