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(WTKR)   Giant 'Frankenfish' caught in Virginia could break World record for size, tartar sauce sales   ( wtkr.com) divider line
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2013-06-06 12:04:35 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:19:43 AM  
2 votes:
annnnnndthejobisalreadytaken.files.wordpress.com
Not impressed
2013-06-06 10:55:22 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:49:20 AM  
2 votes:
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 01:11:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:59:14 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:33:41 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:19:06 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:13:16 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:07:03 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:06:10 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:03:47 AM  
1 vote:
Make sure you cook those things well-done, they carry about every parasite a fish can pick up.
2013-06-06 10:51:59 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:51:19 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:48:39 AM  
1 vote:
That article read like some of my 5 year old's "Level 2" books.
2013-06-06 10:43:24 AM  
1 vote:
When they run out of food, a snakehead can just walk to another nearby waterway.

The hell???
2013-06-06 10:40:06 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:35:31 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:28:31 AM  
1 vote:
Malt vinegar >>>>> tartar sauce
2013-06-06 10:25:52 AM  
1 vote:
Give the fools their tartar sauce.
2013-06-06 10:23:13 AM  
1 vote:
Kill it with hot grease
 
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