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: Favorite type of fish.

11-24-2001, 05:37 PM
What is your favorite type of fish to fish for?

OSMOREGULATORS (both fresh and salt water, like salmon, ect..)

11-25-2001, 12:11 PM
Ah.... sorry.... but what is an osmoregulator?. Land Sharks? Talking stripers? Fish police?

11-25-2001, 12:32 PM

Hey you gotta give us choices we can select with conviction here... ;)

I love SW species, I love FW species, er.... um... yeah that too!

I do know one thing though... fish with down-turned pre-hensile mouths really turn me off!


Everytime I hook one in a river I think it's a steelhead for a minute and when I realize it's a sucker... dOh!

11-25-2001, 03:20 PM
Osmoregulators are fish (salmon; perch, ect) that can live in both fresh and salt water equally.
*"Sorry about the big word, maybe I'm trying to compensate for something." :rolleyes:

Dble Haul
11-25-2001, 05:28 PM
Geez, you mean I have to choose? That's tough, but I'll have to vote for saltwater just ahead because of my roots on the coast of Maine. But freshwater is VERY close behind. :cool:

11-25-2001, 09:52 PM
Thanks, I know about that fishery, but just have not seen or heard them called that.. I learned something.

11-26-2001, 04:35 AM
Missouri Rainbows, BigHorn Browns , Monomoy Stripers and Wild Brook Trout. Each one has its charm and I guess I like them all.

11-26-2001, 11:13 AM
I thiink I'll probably get some flack for this. But without a doubt Ii'd haave to say my favorite fish wouuld be a chum (dog) salmon. Don't get me wrong, i love all the other salmonoid species. But they have the best oof al of them. They have the sheer brute strenght of a king, the acrobatics of a silver, and th running power of a steelhead. All wrapped up in a wicked looking package. I've caught many fish iin my llife, but I never ever grimace or commplain about hitting a dog. Probably because Iilove to fish and have th fight. I love to eat fish, bu I'm not focused on keeping al thta I get (I landed a couuple oon friday that sme guys were keeping that were way too mushy to even smoke that I released that most of h other guys were keping).

11-26-2001, 11:44 AM
No flak from me about chasing dogs. Though a nice stream with trout is my favorite I'll put a heart felt dito beside your Chum comments! Not bad smoked either.

11-26-2001, 09:23 PM
Hey guys --- After 100 or so viewers the no of votes cast seems pretty puny or are they all closet fisherman????

11-27-2001, 12:15 PM
well, I'd have to vote for bonito as a fav. you use light line so it is enjoyable to cast to em, and they run like a bat-outta-hell when hooked. (of course I haven't caught any albies yet. :) Tom D

11-27-2001, 12:55 PM
Thought I'd throw this in so the rest of you can throw up:

My favorite fish is the one that's coming for the fly, wherever that may be.



11-27-2001, 02:31 PM
Reminder: Striper = osmo, steelhead = osmo, salmon = osmo