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What A Catch! Giant 90-year-old Fish Reeled In Off

Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:01 am

That is one UGLY fish!

Do people actually eat this type of fish?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/06/old.rockfish.ap/index.html
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RE: What A Catch! Giant 90-year-old Fish Reeled In Off

Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:52 am

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/8770777p-8672215c.html

Another link from the Anchorage Daily News.

That is one ugly fish too . . . .

I suppose anything that's living in the ocean and is a hundred years old is gonna be ugly.
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RE: What A Catch! Giant 90-year-old Fish Reeled In Off

Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:01 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Thread starter):
That is one UGLY fish!

Do people actually eat this type of fish?

Oh yeah - I don't know about 100 year old, but 'normal' size Rock Fish (we called 'em Orange Snapper) are damn good. We'd catch them when we were halibut fishing, and I actually prefer them over halibut.

They're not much of a fight to land, just a dead weight from very deep. As they get closer to the surface, their eyes have a habit of popping out of their sockets though - change in pressure doesn't do them any favors in the beauty department! Big grin
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RE: What A Catch! Giant 90-year-old Fish Reeled In Off

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:40 pm

Quoting Luv2fly (Thread starter):
Do people actually eat this type of fish?

It's just a rockfish

If you ever see fish labeled, "Snapper, Red Snapper" it is from the same family.

Size wise that is nothing, The record Halibut on rod and reel was a 459lb one caught off Dutch Harbor.

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RE: What A Catch! Giant 90-year-old Fish Reeled In Off

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:58 pm

Well that is one for the record books in terms of being old. It says her reproductive was potential, so maybe her kids are out there too.

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