Questions tagged [fish]

Questions involving fish in outdoor activities. Includes fish as food, as potential danger or as observation object.

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What type of Sunfish is this?

I have been fishing in a small lake in Southern Indiana. We’ve caught many Bluegill in the same place and caught this small, I’m assuming young Sunfish today. Is this just a Bluegill that happens to ...
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Is Salmon caught in the seawater or freshwater? Which is the preferred way, and the most ecological way?

Salmon is an anadromous fish, that means it is born in fresh water, it spends most of its life in the sea and it returns to fresh water to spawn. I was wondering when fishermen fish salmon. I guess ...
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How do some of the materials in the clothing we wear endanger marine life and the undersea environment?

I was recently told that many of the clothes we wear are made up of materials that are dangerous to marine wildlife, and the undersea environment. I'm curious as to whether or not it's true. I know ...
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What is the survival rate for fish restocked via airplane?

In some places in the western United States, game fish are stocked into lakes via planes for fishing (every so often lakes will freeze to the point that it kills the fish). I have heard stories of ...
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How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

I buy live shrimp at a bait shop on the weekends and use most of it but I always have some left over that I have been throwing out. Is there a way to save recently dead shrimp in the freezer to ...
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Name of this freshwater fish with diamond shaped spots and a single top fin, caught in a river in South Florida, USA

I don't know many fish so I am trying to get names of fish as I catch them. Can you tell from these pictures what type of fish this is? Unfortunately, I gut hooked this one. It was caught in a river ...
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How long is the carp mating season at Presque Isle?

I was on the canoe trail at Presque Isle today, and there were large fish splashing in the shallows all over the place. We learned from a passerby that it was carp mating season, and the splash was ...
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What type of fish is this?

I caught this fish in a canal in South Florida that I believe is brackish because I also caught some Florida Gar. At first I thought it was a Blue Gill but I am wondering if it might be a Mayan ...
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How to clean and cook Asian Carp

To start I am from the Midwest in the United States. In the recent years, many lakes and rivers have been taken over by an invasive species of fish called Asian Carp. These fish are disgusting/slimy ...
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What is this 40 cm long greenish and golden shining fish with brown fins?

I caught this fish yesterday in St. John river in Canada. My father and I don't know what it is. Fish like this have been caught recently (this Summer). Apparently, the fish was caught using worms.
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Identification of a tropical fish with saw-like dorsal fin?

Today, I went fishing in a local water reservoir with my younger siblings. We wanted to see if this man-made fresh water lake would have any fish. We live on a tropical island in the Southwestern ...
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How long can fresh water fish live on a stringer?

A fish stringer goes through the gill and mouth of a live fish, providing a way to keep them captive and alive in the lake or river they are caught from. I would imagine the key to survival is how ...
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How do I gut a fish?

I've caught a fish and want to gut it (remove it's insides ready to eat/keep). How do I do this? Where do I cut? What needs to be removed, etc?
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What is this fish that looks like a common roach with black eyes and red gills?

Fish like this have been caught recently (this Autumn) in many freshwater bodies in Sweden (like Dalbergsån) and no one knows what they are supposed to be (as written in this article). Apparently, ...
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Do jellyfish actively avoid swimmers in Mediterranean?

I swam in Mediterranean in Italy quite often. There often were white (not spectacular looking) jellyfish around - and quite a lot of them. I tried not to touch them because I was afraid to get burned (...
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Bass identification

Can someone help identify this fish? I was almost certain it was a smallmouth bass, which is what we were catching all day. But after looking back at the pictures this is the lightest one I've seen by ...
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Is killing fish with iced water really humane?

Someone told me that one can kill a fish by putting it in iced water. He stated that it'll kill the animal extremely fast and without any pain. I've my doubts... Can anyone explain why this should ...
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What is this fish hook type called?

I am trying to buy this kind of fish hook (picture below), but I have no idea what is called. Does anyone know what to search for? The main characteristic of this hook is that the hook eye is solid ...
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What are the best practices to ensure survival of catch and release fish?

I have seen some folks handling fish in a rather rough way before releasing them. The other day I was in a similar situation and realized that I don't know well what the best practices are either. I ...
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Is it safe to swim naked in lakes in Northern Europe?

Is it safe to swim naked in lakes (rather smaller ones) in Northern Europe (north from Alps), when it comes to possible interactions with the fauna? I wouldn't expect to meet fishes such as infamous ...