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    Default World Record Snailfish?

    I caught a snailfish in Kachemak Bay this week how can I tell if it is a world record? will post photo.

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    There are many species of snailfish...since none are a sport species, and probably rarely caught on sport gear, I doubt there'd be much information as far as "world records" go...in fact, you may be the first to submit for it, if you do. National Marine Fisheries Service has some information, I'm sure, that documents size ranges and a maximum.
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    I got dibs on the record Ragfish . . .


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    Wow! What grain bullet did it take???
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    Default Holy Crap!

    That thing is Sweet! We should start some record books for those fish that are not as popular but still should be recognized!

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    Question so where is the pic?

    what kind of snailfish?
    did you get it hook & line or in a crab pot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. G. View Post
    I got dibs on the record Ragfish . . .

    Oh man...That is ugly. Where did you catch that thing?
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    Can't say I actually caught it.

    We were over in Seymour Canal. We were blue grouse hunting and looking for bears. My buddy saw something flopping way out on the tide flats. He and my boy went out to look at it. I figured it was a flounder, or something. They said I had to go check it out.

    Pretty weird fish. No bone - only cartilidge. Local NMFS guys said he sees one every 10 years or so. It was a pregnant female. They like wayyyyyy deep and eat jelly fish mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. G. View Post
    Can't say I actually caught it.

    We were over in Seymour Canal. We were blue grouse hunting and looking for bears. My buddy saw something flopping way out on the tide flats. He and my boy went out to look at it. I figured it was a flounder, or something. They said I had to go check it out.

    Pretty weird fish. No bone - only cartilidge. Local NMFS guys said he sees one every 10 years or so. It was a pregnant female. They like wayyyyyy deep and eat jelly fish mostly.
    Dare I ask...

    did you eat it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodabiscuit12345 View Post
    Dare I ask...

    did you eat it??
    I'm brave . . . . . but not that brave!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. G. View Post
    I'm brave . . . . . but not that brave!!!
    HAHA! I was almost worried after I asked. If you had answered yes, I would have had to imagine it!! BLAH!! nasty looking!
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    Default Head shot

    Do you have a photo of that thing's head? I have never seen anything like that before.....Crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCAPT View Post
    Do you have a photo of that thing's head? I have never seen anything like that before.....Crazy
    Best one I have.

    No teeth - more like hard gumline. And those are squid suction cup marks on the side.


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    Default finally a pic of the Snailfish.....

    ended up the special for the next day! mmmmmm
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    Question what kind of snailfish was it ?

    did you key it out?
    if not, do you still have it?
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    Default ??

    key it out?

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    a key is just a way to identify a species based on physical attributes.
    there are a few snailfish around here, but most don't get anywhere near as big as that one.
    so i was curious as to what kind of snailfish it was, as it is certainly of unusual size!
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