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What is your least favorite fish to catch and why?

Mine would have to be bluegill or any other type of sunfish caught while bass fishing with a hardbait. I have had some bad experiances with getting hooked while takeing the hook out of bluegills when they are flopping around going crazy.

Any of you guys have a fish you HATE to catch?

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I don't really hate catching any fish.  I don't particulary like crappie.  

I do love the occassional bowfin, though.  Hella-fighters they are.

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I hate them fallfish. Up here there as common as a bird. Some times you think you have a good smallie on, then you pull up a 20 inch fallfish. They make good coon bait and catfish bait though. ;D

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I never liked polywogs,   there small and normally end up finning you as you are trying to remove the hook they swallowed.   They aren't any good to eat, so those and saltwater hardheads.  Actually, theres lots of saltwater species I don't like to hook.

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I hate to catch bowfin (dogfish), they're a real pain. Whenever they are around, all other gamefish leave. They fight like crazy, but they are just a pain in the butt.

Falcon

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I hate to catch bowfin (dogfish), they're a real pain. Whenever they are around, all other gamefish leave. They fight like crazy, but they are just a pain in the butt.

Falcon

Funny, I don't think it's the same fish but "Dogfish" is my answer too.  They are a type of sand shark that love to ruin $70 Tuna leaders.  Once they are in the area,.....move. This really sucks when you are on your secret numbers.

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They wrap around your line and twist it into a horrendous knot, they are as slippery as a bar of soap, and the slime is impossible to get off your hands. ugh

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Sunfish (because they don't put up a fight and they rip the tails of some expensive softbaits  >:(), and Stargazers (because they have so many defensive mechanisms its unreal, and I hate taking the hook out or trying to release them, plus they are as ugly as they come).

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Saltwater catfish.

The first one I ever caught was especially small. I didn't know anything about them and didn't think anything about releasing the little fish. Well, as you might expect, I got stuck! I hurt a lot when it happened and then got MUCH worse.

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Oyster Toadfish.

Whenever I see the brown I'm thinking it's a flounder, but then I realize it's one of these little punks. >:(

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Squawfish/pikeminnows.  I'm always catching a fat one every year that makes me think its a big smallie until after 5 seconds it just quits fighting and I pull it up to the surface to see its a pikeminnow.

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White Perch.  They swim around in schools so when you catch one, you catch a ton.  Especially here on the Potomac River.  They will hit anything grubs, rapalas, spinners, etc.  My dad has caught three in a row before and thought he had a couple of bass.  When he was pullin em' up me and my wife were just laughing haha.  He didn't think it was very funny.

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Mudfish:nasty little suckers

Catfish:when you think you got a big ol bass on a crank or a worm (unless I am targeting cats)

Tilapia: Junk! People say they are good table fare.My opinion they taste like mud,smell bad,regurgitate all over when you catch one,take over small lakes or ponds with quickness,and are second next to carp and cat food.Nothing like having a few hundred of these spook and boil the water when you cast a bait in their area.Time to move!

Eels:when I am trying to catch cats these slimy snakes can be impossible to unhook and are slimier than anything in this world.

Turtles:had them bit worms,cranks,spinners. sometimes snag them on trebles.If it is a florida softshell or alligator snapper you can kiss your bait goodbye unless you choose to end his lure eating career altogether.

Gar:enough said! thats a bad enough word as it is.

Dont mind bowfin though somehow  ;)

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are those the ones that grunt?  (another specie nicknamed "dogfish", it grunts,or barks,like a dog)

LBH, this is the species I'm talking about. They do grunt every now and then.

http://www.fisheries.vims.edu/toadfish.htm

Yup,...that's him, give a little pressure behind the pec fins and they bark.  WOOF! lol

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LBH-Saltwater Bowfin? They the same as freshwater bowfin?

Least favorite fish to catch is a pickeral, they are slimey, toothy, ugly little buggers that always rob me of rat-l-traps, spinnerbaits, and jigs. Nothing is worse that smack when you are burning in a rat-l-trap, slack line, no lure or thump on a jig, slack line, no jig  >:(. But then I put on a rapala husky jerk and when they hit it I cross there eyes with a hookset. hehehe

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Saltwater catfish.

The first one I ever caught was especially small. I didn't know anything about them and didn't think anything about releasing the little fish. Well, as you might expect, I got stuck! I hurt a lot when it happened and then got MUCH worse.

Ouch!  I've caught those while surf fishing.  Ever caught the gafftopsail catfishes before?  They're like the salties, except they have MUCH larger spines.  :o

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Saltwater catfish.

The first one I ever caught was especially small. I didn't know anything about them and didn't think anything about releasing the little fish. Well, as you might expect, I got stuck! I hurt a lot when it happened and then got MUCH worse.

My ex caught a 6lb6oz(according to my Zebco "deliar" of the time) salt cat. I wonder if there is an angling record for those nasty things? You could have wiped a five gallon bucket of slim off that one fish.  

Hate 'em!

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Bullhead Catfish, nasty little critters.  Spines like needles and slimy.  Yuck!  

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White Perch.

I forgot about white perch.   They will hit anything.  If they were any bigger they might be good sport, but the only ones I catch around here are panfish sized and don't fight as well as bluegill.

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