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kudzumotorsports
12-23-2005, 01:41 AM
I was talking to a family member this week while I was home for christmas and we were talking about fishing. He is now living in arkansas. We were talking about weird fish and he come up with this fish he said locals there call a brinnel or brindle fish.? He said the fish has a human like skull with recessed eyes and the skull is hard as a rock. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this?

raghorn
12-23-2005, 02:46 AM
I was talking to a family member this week while I was home for christmas and we were talking about fishing. He is now living in arkansas. We were talking about weird fish and he come up with this fish he said locals there call a brinnel or brindle fish.? He said the fish has a human like skull with recessed eyes and the skull is hard as a rock. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this?It's called grinnel locally in southern Arkansas.It's actually a bowfin and they are quite common there.My sister and her husband lived there years ago and we used to catch them in gill nets,netting was legal there.Some people call them mudfisf also. They are quite ugly,almost prehistoric looking.

meriwether john
12-23-2005, 08:21 AM
see 'em caught around these parts also. more common further south I think, though West Point has a good many.

Swamprat
12-23-2005, 10:31 AM
Mudfish aka "poor man's bass"

We use to get the dead shiners from a bait shop and use them to catch mudfish in the St. Johns river around Christmas, Florida. Lot of fun on 6 lb test line.

Nicodemus
12-23-2005, 10:35 AM
They are prehistoric. And have more aliases than a crook-grinnel, grindle, grinner, cypress trout, black fish, mud fish, lake lawyer, and some names that can`t be said in the company of Ladies or younguns.

robertyb
12-28-2005, 09:58 PM
Here one is:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/robertyb/Shedd_Bowfin.gif

Mistrfish
12-28-2005, 10:06 PM
We called em dogfish

Dogbite
12-29-2005, 10:06 AM
I had a small one in a fish tank one time. I fed it smaller fish, and one day it ate too many fish and died. It was very aggressive, and I would love to catch a 3 or 4 pounder..

johnh
01-31-2006, 10:51 AM
The Okeefanokee (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) swamp has guides especially for Bowfin/Mudfish. They fight like pinkiepinkiepinkiepinkie but they are disgusting. The only thing I'd like to catch less than a Bowfin is one of those snakeheads.

doe shooter
02-09-2006, 08:18 AM
I have a recipe for the maligned Bowfin or Mudfish. You take a cedar plank, the length of the fish, coat it with butter or lard, salt and pepper, lay the cleaned fish on the board.(You can salt and pepper the fish too). Bake it in the over at 325 degrees for approximatley 25 minutes per pound of fish. When it is white and flaky, it is done. Pull it out, toss the fish and eat the board.

RBBTBONE
02-09-2006, 09:37 AM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: thats a good one the plank probably would taste better too i know it looks better. those ugly mugs are up here heading north too lake horton has a healthy supply,there is nothing those things wont eat . one was on the bank of the river when i was a teenager,ah those were the days. i stuck a bare hook in front of his mouth and the dag thang sucked it up:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

KillABiggin
02-09-2006, 04:09 PM
http://govschool2003.lynchburg.edu/allpics/dogfish.JPG

Vernon Holt
02-09-2006, 06:23 PM
At boat landings around the Okeefenokee Swamp, there was always a bunch of semi-wild piney woods rooters hanging back waiting for incoming fishermen to toss to them the mudfish catch of the day. They could devour a large fish inseconds without regards to bones.

A man who owned (or claimed) some of the hogs told me one time that come hog killing time, he would usually render 50 pounds of lard and 5 gallons of cod liver oil.

drenalin08
02-20-2006, 11:39 AM
I have a recipe for the maligned Bowfin or Mudfish. You take a cedar plank, the length of the fish, coat it with butter or lard, salt and pepper, lay the cleaned fish on the board.(You can salt and pepper the fish too). Bake it in the over at 325 degrees for approximatley 25 minutes per pound of fish. When it is white and flaky, it is done. Pull it out, toss the fish and eat the board.
thats the funniest thing i've read in awhile,:banana:

MSU bowhunter
02-20-2006, 11:42 AM
I have caught one while fishin for crappie over in Alabama...it kinda freaked me out at first.

drenalin08
02-20-2006, 11:46 AM
I thought they had skin like a catfish?

Hunting Teacher
02-20-2006, 09:31 PM
They are prehistoric. And have more aliases than a crook-grinnel, grindle, grinner, cypress trout, black fish, mud fish, lake lawyer, and some names that can`t be said in the company of Ladies or younguns.
That's for sure. Here in Florida they are a dime a dozen and are especially fond of dollar a piece large live shiners!!:shoot:
Truth be told though they're fighting ability puts a large mouth to shame.Not that that's hard.
Sorry if I offended you "Hawg Hunters" but the truth's the truth.;)
Teach

Dawg In the Swamp
02-20-2006, 10:23 PM
That just don't sound to appetizing.

dominantpredator
02-20-2006, 10:25 PM
There are some in the Chattahoochie too.

Lostoutlaw
02-21-2006, 06:47 PM
thats the funniest thing i've read in awhile,:banana:


Yeppers that is for me Too eat the board:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: