View Full Version : Interesting info on exotic and native fish

01-25-2005, 06:36 PM
This just blew my mind so I had to share.

Check out the site (http://nas.er.usgs.gov/default.asp)

hit the fish pic/link.

once again I am but the student Jonah ;)

01-25-2005, 06:47 PM
I thought everybody knew about that one.

01-25-2005, 06:48 PM
It is kind of overwhelming thinking about how much research went into tracking all of that stuff down and putting it into usuable categories.

01-25-2005, 07:17 PM
I read this whole article on peacockbass fishing in florida and was killed by the last paragraph.

"Anglers should be aware that many exotics that were illegally released inhabit the canals of South Florida. These include the jaguar guapote, Mayan cichlid, oscar and spotted tilapia. These fish pose a threat to native species, but they are good to eat. You are encouraged to keep every one you catch."
article (http://www.floridagameandfish.com/fl_aa041002a/)


01-25-2005, 08:48 PM
I'd be fishing everyday if I lived down there.

01-25-2005, 09:14 PM
That's right you have a hankering for tilapia too.

I wonder how oscars taste....

Heck if they really wanted those cichlids gone they'd arange for free rides for hobbyists and any fish they caught back home lol.

01-25-2005, 09:17 PM
They've caught Tilapia right there in the North Canadian River in OKC before, but I usually get mine in the frozen section at Wal-mart.

01-27-2005, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Glaive

I wonder how oscars taste....

An guy from Asia who I've talked to at the LFS says they are very tasty...

01-03-2007, 01:49 PM
Sounds like an interesting fishing trip! Give a whole new meaning to catch and release (in my tank).