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    sculpin my brother caught. thought it was a world record bullhead but it lacked horns behind the eyes. its a sculpin right. fat sucker, we let it go. anyone catch one this size or bigger?
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    We've caught them that size and a bit larger, but that is certainly a large one. Thanks for sharing!

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    Default The Mighty Irish Lord

    I have caught them around 28" with a mouth about 9" wide. I used to night fish for them in the Homer boat harbor. They would be right up next to shore and I would catch them on my trout rod.

    That does look like a big'n.
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    irish lords and bullheads off the docks in petersburg when i was a kid. this dont look like the irish lord im used to. we would catch yellow and black ones and red a black ones. nasty looking things with horns that they would flair up when pissed off behind the eyes. i think i remember the irish lords had more of a rough skin like a shark where the bullheads as we called them had a smooth skin but still had the devils horns.

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    Here is one I caught on the Homer Spit.

    I call all those big finned monsters Irish Lords.
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    Default irish lords...

    sounds like you caught both kinds of irish lords in SE, red and brown.
    though true irish lords are a type of sculpin, the "irish lords" off the spit are actually great sculpin.
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    I'm on a roll with my fish ID'ing, so I'll say it's a:

    Cabezon.

    It's not a Red Irish Lord and it's not a Staghorn sculpin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parker View Post
    I'm on a roll with my fish ID'ing, so I'll say it's a:

    Cabezon.

    It's not a Red Irish Lord and it's not a Staghorn sculpin.
    Definitely not a cabezon, Parquito.
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    Exclamation no cabezon up here.

    it is a great sculpin, Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus.
    now, don't make me use latin again!!! <GRIN>
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    I guess if I had paid attention to where it was caught, I would have ruled out a Cabezon. See, told you I was on a roll!

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    We pulled a fantastic set of otoliths out of one that measured 29" with a 9.5" mouth... be sure you're salvaging EVERYTHING if you choose to kill a bottom fish! ;-)

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