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2013-06-06 09:15:48 AM
He says he could barely fit it in his cooler.

for some reason i read 'cooler' as 'cooter'.
 
2013-06-06 09:38:48 AM

SlothB77: He says he could barely fit it in his cooler.

for some reason i read 'cooler' as 'cooter'.


He could barely fit it there too.

farking snakeheads are going to ruin this country, you mark my words.  We should just round them all up and kill them.  A final solution, if you will, to our snakehead problem.
 
2013-06-06 10:20:06 AM
I got so much tartar, don't have to dip my fishsticks in shiat!
 
2013-06-06 10:23:13 AM
Kill it with hot grease
 
2013-06-06 10:25:47 AM
Fish markets have become too confusing and inefficient.  One edible species will be an improvement.
 
2013-06-06 10:25:52 AM
Give the fools their tartar sauce.
 
2013-06-06 10:26:59 AM

SlothB77: He says he could barely fit it in his cooler.

for some reason i read 'cooler' as 'cooter'.


http://imgur.com/eels-in-vagina.gif
 
2013-06-06 10:27:38 AM
-1 for embedded video when a pic would suffice.
 
2013-06-06 10:28:31 AM
Malt vinegar >>>>> tartar sauce
 
2013-06-06 10:28:33 AM
Am I the only one who read this article and thought of the "Clipper Ships" speech from Little Man Tate?
 
2013-06-06 10:28:48 AM
HELLO NEWS ANCHOR
 
2013-06-06 10:29:39 AM
If you can't fit a 3' fish in your beer cooler, you're no fisherman.
 
2013-06-06 10:30:23 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-06 10:33:06 AM
hamptonroads.com

I wonder if they crawl into tents...
 
2013-06-06 10:33:23 AM
I saw a guy a few week ago catch a cobia that was too large for his cooler, so he cut it in half while he was still fishing in the bay.  When he got to the boat ramp, a random catch check by DNR found the fish had been illegally cut/cleaned and he got a $500 fine and fish was confiscated.
 
2013-06-06 10:34:47 AM

Fisty_McVickers: Am I the only one who read this article and thought of the "Clipper Ships" speech from Little Man Tate?


Frankenfish live in rivers. Frankenfish don't live in lakes or streams. I like frakenfish.
 
2013-06-06 10:35:25 AM

cygnusx13: Malt vinegar >>>>> tartar sauce


Them's fightin' words.

//can't stand vinegar
 
2013-06-06 10:35:31 AM

vudukungfu: If you can't fit a 3' fish in your beer cooler, you're no fisherman.


If your beer cooler isn't full of beer, you're no fisherman.
 
2013-06-06 10:35:36 AM
I, for one, am Tardar Sauce.
 
2013-06-06 10:38:28 AM
Doesn't see the resemblance.

weaselzippers.us
 
2013-06-06 10:40:06 AM

Farce-Side: SlothB77: He says he could barely fit it in his cooler.

for some reason i read 'cooler' as 'cooter'.

He could barely fit it there too.

farking snakeheads are going to ruin this country, you mark my words.  We should just round them all up and kill them.  A final solution, if you will, to our snakehead problem.


Actually they are already "kill on site, do not release" everywhere.  They are starting to be used at restaurants, which is what we really need to happen.  We need everyone to develop a taste for them then the problem will take care of itself.
 
2013-06-06 10:42:30 AM
Had a snake head in the early 90's in my aquarium. When he got to about 6 inches my tilapia buttikoferi killed him. The buttikoferi then started killing everything else in the tank. They are the assholes of the fish world.
 
2013-06-06 10:43:24 AM
When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???
 
2013-06-06 10:45:08 AM

zabadu: When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???


25.media.tumblr.com

/hot, like fried snakehead
 
2013-06-06 10:47:22 AM

SlothB77: He says he could barely fit it in his cooler.

for some reason i read 'cooler' as 'cooter'.


And I'm still laughing.

/+Eleventy instanets to you, Sir and/or Madam.
 
2013-06-06 10:47:22 AM
Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious
 
2013-06-06 10:48:39 AM
That article read like some of my 5 year old's "Level 2" books.
 
2013-06-06 10:49:20 AM
Tartar Sauce is a vile substance created by a madman seething with hatred for all of Humanity! I prefer using Ranch dip instead for fish.
 
2013-06-06 10:50:12 AM

zabadu: When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???


Dude, stay up on current events.
 
2013-06-06 10:51:19 AM

berylman: Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious


Yup.  It's easiest to think of them as smallish muskie.  I live in Maryland, and have never seen or caught one, but I'm up for it.  Pike are the bomb.
 
2013-06-06 10:51:59 AM

cygnusx13: Malt vinegar >>>>> tartar sauce


I guess there can be some logic to this.  If you are truly going to eat it, you might as well make it use vinegar first.
 
2013-06-06 10:55:22 AM

zabadu: When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???


Which explains why he was fishing on Aquia Creek and caught it in the Potomac.
 
2013-06-06 11:00:29 AM

muck4doo: Had a snake head in the early 90's in my aquarium. When he got to about 6 inches my tilapia buttikoferi killed him. The buttikoferi then started killing everything else in the tank. They are the assholes of the fish world.


At first, I read that as "buttkikoferi" and thought you were kidding.
 
2013-06-06 11:00:45 AM

fireclown: berylman: Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious

Yup.  It's easiest to think of them as smallish muskie.  I live in Maryland, and have never seen or caught one, but I'm up for it.  Pike are the bomb.


Pike and pickerel have a distinct sweetish flavor to their meat. In my opinion they taste much better than bass. The tricky thing is learning how to clean them right. They have a set of "Y" shaped bones that you will get a mouth full of if you try to clean them like a bass. I never cleaned a snake head, so I don't know if they have something similar.
 
2013-06-06 11:02:35 AM
fireclown: Pike are the bomb.
Indeed, I will never forget one time in the Yukon terr. where a german angler tourist reeled in a monster pike that filled up 15+ starving people.  The fish was so damn ugly but the meat was heaven sent.
 
2013-06-06 11:03:47 AM
Make sure you cook those things well-done, they carry about every parasite a fish can pick up.
 
2013-06-06 11:04:56 AM

cantsleep: zabadu: When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???

Dude, stay up on current events.


I saw a snakehead ahead of me in the drive-thru lane at McD's.
He used debit to pay for his breakfast & bit the server. What an asshole!
 
2013-06-06 11:05:16 AM
berylman:Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious

There have been recent events in Virginia and Maryland where they invited folks to create Snakehead fish dishes.  Seems plausible, but it's a long haul.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/27/us-food-snakehead-idUSBRE8A Q 0UU20121127"
 
2013-06-06 11:06:10 AM

fireclown: berylman: Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious

Yup.  It's easiest to think of them as smallish muskie.  I live in Maryland, and have never seen or caught one, but I'm up for it.  Pike are the bomb.


the current accepted theory of how they got here was by Asian people releasing them into the local canals. They are apparently quite sought after in their native land
 
2013-06-06 11:07:03 AM
Carn
Farce-Side: SlothB77: He says he could barely fit it in his cooler.
for some reason i read 'cooler' as 'cooter'.
He could barely fit it there too.
farking snakeheads are going to ruin this country, you mark my words. We should just round them all up and kill them. A final solution, if you will, to our snakehead problem.
Actually they are already "kill on site, do not release" everywhere. They are starting to be used at restaurants, which is what we really need to happen. We need everyone to develop a taste for them then the problem will take care of itself.


While I get your logic, that is the theory behind why they 'accidently' were introduced to US water.

/Some enterprising, possibly Chinese, entrepreneur.
//I don't see bass or catfish going away because they are considered edible.
 
2013-06-06 11:09:42 AM

TV's Vinnie: Tartar Sauce is a vile substance created by a madman seething with hatred for all of Humanity! I prefer using Ranch dip instead for fish.


Stop hating what I like!
 
2013-06-06 11:12:45 AM

oldfarthenry: cantsleep: zabadu: When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???

Dude, stay up on current events.

I saw a snakehead ahead of me in the drive-thru lane at McD's.
He used debit to pay for his breakfast & bit the server. What an asshole!


Truly a scourge on modern society.
 
2013-06-06 11:13:16 AM

Enemabag Jones: //I don't see bass or catfish going away because they are considered edible.


They might go away because they are considered edible by the snakehead though :(
 
2013-06-06 11:14:04 AM

fireclown: berylman: Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious

Yup.  It's easiest to think of them as smallish muskie.  I live in Maryland, and have never seen or caught one, but I'm up for it.  Pike are the bomb.


Good to hear...that's the only good news I've heard about those things.
 
2013-06-06 11:15:10 AM
this means I'm gonna have to do more potomac fishing!
mmmmm, snakehead
 
2013-06-06 11:15:39 AM
Monsters.
 
2013-06-06 11:19:06 AM

PunGent: fireclown: berylman: Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious

Yup.  It's easiest to think of them as smallish muskie.  I live in Maryland, and have never seen or caught one, but I'm up for it.  Pike are the bomb.

Good to hear...that's the only good news I've heard about those things.


It's about the only good thing about them.  Like pike, snakehead are big, aggressive predators.  They're going to carve some kind of swath through the areas that they move into.  It's only a question of degree.  I'm trying to look at the upside, which is they are a solid gamefish, and my vietnamese friend tells me that they go well with lemongrass and butter.
 
2013-06-06 11:19:43 AM
annnnnndthejobisalreadytaken.files.wordpress.com
Not impressed
 
2013-06-06 11:20:39 AM
Go on. Let the fools have their tar-tar sauce.
 
2013-06-06 11:21:30 AM
I take it that they don't spend too much time out of water although capable of crawling on mud. It would be neat to just snare one without equipment on land.
 
2013-06-06 11:21:50 AM
FTA: A Spotsylvania County man hauled in a 3-foot northern snakehead fish that could be world record for the predator known as Frankenfish.
It got that nickname because it can walk on dry ground.


i43.tinypic.com

That Frankenstein guy, always walkin' around.
 
2013-06-06 11:23:01 AM

fireclown: muskie


cdn.historycommons.org
 
2013-06-06 11:27:37 AM
Ya'll can have all my allotted Frankenfish.

(shudder)
 
2013-06-06 11:30:44 AM

BarkingUnicorn: muck4doo: Had a snake head in the early 90's in my aquarium. When he got to about 6 inches my tilapia buttikoferi killed him. The buttikoferi then started killing everything else in the tank. They are the assholes of the fish world.

At first, I read that as "buttkikoferi" and thought you were kidding.


They are a very real fish, and can be found in the aquarium trade. They are beautiful, but extremely aggressive. The guy who sold me the Buttikoferi also told me Green Terrors weren't that aggressive. The Buttikoferi and Green terror were the only two fish I ever returned.

I later removed all the other fish out of that tank and into another because my two Jaguar Cichlids(Parachromis managuensis ) started breeding, and were trying to eliminate everything from the tank. They were making a brood about every other month. When not mating they got along well with everyone else. I went on vacation, and they died when my father who I asked to feed them gave them way too much food and polluted the tank. That's my fault as I didn't instruct him well enough that fish should never be fed to what you think they need, but below that.

The Oscars were always my favorite. They would always get happy when they saw me come home, and swim and beg accordingly. They are truly pets. The Jaguar cichlids would get pissed at me when I came near their tank when they had their broods going. Even for feeding.
 
2013-06-06 11:32:12 AM

oldfarthenry: [annnnnndthejobisalreadytaken.files.wordpress.com image 640x430]
Not impressed


Tiger Fish have never been legal here from what I know.
 
2013-06-06 11:32:36 AM

litmusdragon: FTA: A Spotsylvania County man hauled in a 3-foot northern snakehead fish that could be world record for the predator known as Frankenfish.
It got that nickname because it can walk on dry ground.

[i43.tinypic.com image 197x151]

That Frankenstein guy, always walkin' around.


You know frankenstein always walked on dry ground and that's how you tell him apart from aquaman or spongebob.  Now the spongebob fish he's different.  He is always walking around in bikini bottom.  And aquaman he is a super hero.  Glad to clear that up.
 
2013-06-06 11:33:41 AM
Their nickname is not Frankenfish... it's Fishzilla, as labelled by National Geographic

Frankenfish is a GMO salmon that has been modified to grow twice as fast.
 
2013-06-06 11:37:22 AM
it would be cool to see them "walking" on land and then fill 'em full of lead.
 
2013-06-06 11:38:46 AM

muck4doo: They are a very real fish, and can be found in the aquarium trade. They are beautiful, but extremely aggressive. The guy who sold me the Buttikoferi also told me Green Terrors weren't that aggressive. The Buttikoferi and Green terror were the only two fish I ever returned.


There is a reason it's called a Green Terror.

Another bad one is a Jack Dempsy. There is a reason it's named after a boxer.
 
2013-06-06 11:39:06 AM

berylman: I take it that they don't spend too much time out of water although capable of crawling on mud. It would be neat to just snare one without equipment on land.


They can survive out of water for days.  They have to breathe air.
 
2013-06-06 11:40:34 AM

WippitGuud: Their nickname is not Frankenfish... it's Fishzilla, as labelled by National Geographic

Frankenfish is a GMO salmon that has been modified to grow twice as fast.

I am going to go off the name another network that don't live up its' name gave it http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384833/
 
2013-06-06 11:46:55 AM
theboxset.com
 
2013-06-06 11:47:35 AM

zabadu: When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???


Only if the ground between waterways is basically mud, and even then, they're not very efficient at it. Their ability to 'walk' on land is highly exaggerated.
 
2013-06-06 11:48:08 AM

BarkingUnicorn: vudukungfu: If you can't fit a 3' fish in your beer cooler, you're no fisherman.

If your beer cooler isn't full of beer, you're no fisherman.


At the start of the day, sure.  By 11 o' clock, however...


cygnusx13: Malt vinegar >>>>> tartar sauce


Wait, we talkin' fish, or cooters?
 
2013-06-06 11:53:19 AM

WippitGuud: muck4doo: They are a very real fish, and can be found in the aquarium trade. They are beautiful, but extremely aggressive. The guy who sold me the Buttikoferi also told me Green Terrors weren't that aggressive. The Buttikoferi and Green terror were the only two fish I ever returned.

There is a reason it's called a Green Terror.

Another bad one is a Jack Dempsy. There is a reason it's named after a boxer.


Another tank I had was with Jack Dempseys, Red Devils, and Texas Cichlids. There was never any problems with them. Granted though, they were all much smaller. I sold the tank later with its inhabitants. My Lake Malawi tank had a lot of aggression going on in it, till I learned if you overcrowd them, it mellows out. I also had salt water tanks, including one with just sea horses to go along with my reef tanks. The neighborhood kids in Catskill would knock on my door to come see the fish. It was like I was running a zoo in my home. What I never had success with was a huge(by most standards) yellow perch I caught in the Hudson River. He was about 15-16 inches long and was a beast. I gave him his own tank, but he would panic everytime he saw me, and bash his way around into the aquarium walls. I ended up putting him back in the Hudson River.
 
2013-06-06 11:59:14 AM
Do you concider this walking?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijSbKhcbvwg

I call it swirming. People have this ill conceive notion that the snakehead is just picking up and heading 30 miles overland and stopping to eat your dog on the way.

They have very little chance of surviving more than a few hours unless it is raining or wet in the area they are in (In which case it is up to 4 days). The range of motion is up to about 1500feet max, after which exhaustion and dehydration weaken them significantly.Mortality rates for overland trips is UP TO 60%.
 
2013-06-06 12:00:26 PM
Has the mercury/PCB level dropped?I don't think I'd eat any fish from the Potomac, especially downstream from Harpers Ferry and the Shenandoah. How far up the river have the snakehead made it? Are they above dam #4?
 
2013-06-06 12:02:28 PM

camelclub: Kill it with hot grease


...and some beer batter.
 
2013-06-06 12:04:35 PM
1. Snakehead are very tasty, no joking.  Much cleaner than large/smallmouth bass and firm enough for the grill
2. they can be fished just like large or smallmouth.  bowfishing is also popular
3. They are not taking over, nor are they capable of single-handed destruction of any ecosystem where they have been found.  They are similar to Bass in terms of diet and consumption
4. They don't and can't "walk" or even wiggle from pond to pond.  They can swim in very shallow water, they can breathe air, like catfish and betas, and they can be out of water for a few hours, but any longer than that, they die.
 
2013-06-06 12:09:43 PM

litmusdragon: FTA: A Spotsylvania County man hauled in a 3-foot northern snakehead fish that could be world record for the predator known as Frankenfish.
It got that nickname because it can walk on dry ground.

[i43.tinypic.com image 197x151]

That Frankenstein guy, always walkin' around.


Well played.
 
2013-06-06 12:11:07 PM

berylman: Is it decent enough to eat? Genuinely curious


Apparently it's eaten a lot in Asian cuisine, which is why it made it here where it is an invasive species.  The official MD, VA and DC stance is "kill 'em all", but I'm paraphrasing.
 
2013-06-06 12:21:16 PM
i don't understand why this illegal immigrant fish are called frankenfish?   monsanto had nothing to do with these fish. why not chinky chink chinkchink job-stealing fish?

please people, pick your slurs and insults correctly.
 
2013-06-06 12:26:32 PM
drjekel_mrhyde: WippitGuud: Their nickname is not Frankenfish... it's Fishzilla, as labelled by National Geographic

this is still wrong since Godzilla was Japanese not Chinese. and apparently the snakeheads don't even cause much environmental damage. stop fearing delicious organisms you didn't grow up with.
 
2013-06-06 12:32:09 PM

Parthenogenetic: BarkingUnicorn: vudukungfu: If you can't fit a 3' fish in your beer cooler, you're no fisherman.

If your beer cooler isn't full of beer, you're no fisherman.

At the start of the day, sure.  By 11 o' clock, however...


Do you sleep late??? Summertime fishing is for beerkfast.
There are two eggs and bacon in every beer.
Why, Jake & me tie up a second jonboat just for the empties...and the inevitable "you go farking paddle your own boat whateverfarkingway you like you drunk sumbiatch!"
 
2013-06-06 12:33:18 PM

utah dude: i don't understand why this illegal immigrant fish are called frankenfish?   monsanto had nothing to do with these fish. why not chinky chink chinkchink job-stealing fish?

please people, pick your slurs and insults correctly.


just like them damn Canada Geese, coming in and moving into the parks, pooping and leaving their trash everywhere and taking jobs from honest american geese
 
2013-06-06 12:34:46 PM

"Giant Frankenfish"?


sites.google.com

 
2013-06-06 12:51:43 PM
Malt. Vinegar.
 
2013-06-06 01:00:27 PM

WippitGuud: Their nickname is not Frankenfish... it's Fishzilla, as labelled by National Geographic

Frankenfish is a GMO salmon that has been modified to grow twice as fast.


This.
 
2013-06-06 01:07:30 PM
If you oppose undocumented fish species, you're a racist.

I refuse to call them invasive because I'm not an ignorant bigot
 
2013-06-06 01:11:18 PM
It's only a matter of time before we hear of them swallowing cats and small dogs. Start thinking up clever and funny headlines.

By the by, the toothy fish that oldfarthenry posted above is, IIRC, African, and has become a popular sport fish with guys bored by bass and pickerel, etc.

It has a face that only a cartoonist could love. A lot of animals look like they were designed by cartoonists. In this case, it was not Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss seems to have done his best design work in Madagascar. I believe he may have won some prizes for the lemurs and those alien-looking popped-umbrella-shaped trees.

I think the designer of this fish was Mike Judge.
 
2013-06-06 02:04:35 PM

SlothB77: He says he could barely fit it in his cooler.

for some reason i read 'cooler' as 'cooter'.


Me.  Too.

/for real
//not just sayin' that
/too weird
 
2013-06-06 04:04:24 PM

utah dude: drjekel_mrhyde: WippitGuud: Their nickname is not Frankenfish... it's Fishzilla, as labelled by National Geographic

this is still wrong since Godzilla was Japanese not Chinese. and apparently the snakeheads don't even cause much environmental damage. stop fearing delicious organisms you didn't grow up with.


You prolly support the spread of asian carp too.............
 
2013-06-06 05:26:42 PM

BarkingUnicorn: muck4doo: Had a snake head in the early 90's in my aquarium. When he got to about 6 inches my tilapia buttikoferi killed him. The buttikoferi then started killing everything else in the tank. They are the assholes of the fish world.

At first, I read that as "buttkikoferi" and thought you were kidding.


I read that as "Buttafuoco" and was thoroughly confused.
 
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