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Old 04-06-2007, 08:26 AM
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Default 44-inch, 60-pound female shortraker believed to be 100 years old

http://http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17979900/ How does a fish that looks like that live to be that old?
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Hi Cliff,

The link didn't work for me.
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hmmmm, lets try this one then ABC News: Fishermen Catch Big, Old Alaska Rockfish

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Thanks Cliff,

That is an interesting catch. Its too bad they had to kill it. I would think that a commercial fisherman would realize the potential for reproducing.

Here is my interesting catch caught in Alaska. Sorry about the quality of the picture. This is a Wolf fish. Trophy size for Alaska.

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I did a google image search for some more picutures of those things, and good lord they're ugly. I might drop the rod and run if i pulled one of those things out of the water. It looks like a critter in a movie I loved as a kid, called "Flight of the Navigator". The critter was from another planet.

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Hi Cliff,

Here is another picture. I caught this Halibut fishing and when it broke water just the head was sticking out. We all thought we had the monster from the black lagoon. We shot it twice in the head with a 22 before gaffing it and bringing it aboard. On board, it grabbed the gaff and would not let go. Had to club it several times with a billy to subdue it. Things were pretty exciting until we got it under control.



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Frank, you had already convinced us you caught one of the ugliest creaters alive. There was no need to provide more evidence.

All kidding aside, that ugly beast you caught is a huge one too. Are they commonly eaten? Or is this frowned upon because they are 400 years old? (or do they just look like it?)
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Cliff,

We tried to eat a piece of the tail but it was awful. It was very oily and just plain gross. I read that Oriental people eat some. I have never felt the need to mount a fish but I wish this one had been mounted. My wife would have had a problem being in the house with this thing.
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