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Old 05-11-2006, 08:18 PM
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..quill-back fillets? Just curious. I have a very clean creek that's just loaded with them. And I just found another last week (clean creek) that's also loaded with them.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:39 PM
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I imagine they'd be a lot like buffalo, whatever those taste like.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:05 PM
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whats a quilback never heard of them must be a nothern fish lol
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:47 PM
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Bowman, I've never tried one before but the comercial fishemen take a lot of them out of the Wabash river and there is a little bar and grill down here on the Wabash that supposedly has a fried quill back sandwich as their specialty. Come on down and we'll give it go.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:50 AM
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http://www.nps.gov/miss/features/rufffish/quillbac.htm
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:53 AM
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Those quillbacks are spastic little, high strung fish.
They swim very fast, and appently are a bit lacking in the vision department. The one time I've see them, in bowman's creek, I almost got rammed by a school of them several times. They just freak out and swim at warp 3 until they have to zip sideways or screech to a frantic stop inches from whatever they almost hit.

Either that, or they are way smarter than I have given them credit for, and they were hoping I would draw and follow them and end up shooting myself in the foot.

Are they bony?
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:22 PM
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Hey Robow, if I buy you lunch, would you take me out for some shooting on your boat?

We can see how those sandwiches are, and you can show me how to shoot some bigheads.
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:52 PM
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You got it, and I'm serious about this. Let me know when in June or July works for you and we'll make it happen.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:09 PM
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Great!! That's great. I'll pick a weekend and run it by you.
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