That's a fish of many names. I know it at a grinnel. Some know it as a dogfish. Properly it's known as a bowfin.
They're cool fish. They're heavy eaters and can tolerate very warm, almost stagnant water. Some people think they're a trash fish and throw them on the bank to die, but they're good for the system, and should be treated as such. They're not a sport fish, but it doesn't make them garbage.
Here's the only one of mine I got a pic of. Caught on the upper Mississippi in a back slough bass fishing when the water got too warm for pike. This guy hit a big bass fly and saved what would have otherwise been a fishless day.
I thought that a dog fish is a different fish than a bowfin bowfins have a spot on its tail and a dog fish dont. like the first pic has a spot on its tail then the second pic dosent iv caught alot of dogfish without the spot but never caught one with a spot! ..... if im wrong just tell me to shut up!!
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