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 Post subject: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:31 pm 
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And a few sea trout

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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Before you chow down on that toad fish, you better consult your local fugu chef. Were you using the Genzu Geisha fly?


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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:47 pm 
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Know what they say about owners start looking like there pets.
Get um JT

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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:00 pm 
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That reminds me, the CFFC could use another installment or two of the ever-popular Blowfish Chronicals. Really... them's good entertainment.


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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Looks like a Pufferfish to me...

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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:42 am 
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Don beez correct. It is not a toad fish. Some call them puffers others call them bow fish

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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:37 pm 
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I've caught a few of those puppies. I was always a bit disappointed that they don't bounce.

On those sea trout, did you use a dry fly? :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:09 am 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Don beez correct. It is not a toad fish. Some call them puffers others call them blow fish
JT

Oh, really? We ignorant boys from South Florida who used to catch a mess for supper at least once a month, call them toadfish. To wit:

Tetraodontidae is a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the Tetraodontiformes order. The family includes many familiar species which are variously called pufferfish, balloonfish, blowfish, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads, sugar toads, and sea squab.

However, Prof. JT, the over-educated among us do appreciate your pescatorish insight...even when in error.


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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:24 am 
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Robert,

A toad fish is in the family with blow fish.
I have caught many toad fish. They have a large flat shaped head and are a mottled brown color.
They do not swell up like a puffer
And are typically caught in the sounds verses in the ocean.
Sorry that I cannot produce a picture of a toad fish

The correct name for it is an Oyster Toadfish

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 Post subject: Re: Blow Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:59 pm 
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JT, you're drivin' me nuts here, bro: I know what type of 'toad fish' you're referring to, but in south FL we caught a mottled 'toadfish' that puffs up. The fish I'm talking about is a 'puffer', but we, and according to Wikipedia, others, also used the name 'toadfish' to describe them. In any case, cleaned properly, since they all have that 'poison' sac, they are great to eat.


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