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Posted - 01/16/2006 :  10:02:02 AM  Show Profile
Hey all,

Was just wondering what is the true name of the fish commonly called a "Shoe-pick" (sp)?

Thanks in advance.
gb

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Posted - 01/16/2006 :  10:35:25 AM  Show Profile
"Shoe-pick"
Allright boys and gurls give it your best.

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Ed
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USA
117 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2006 :  10:44:50 AM  Show Profile
I think its called a cypress trout to and its choupic and or choupique



Edited by - ed on 01/16/2006 10:53:43
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Capt Ron
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USA
502 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2006 :  12:29:46 PM  Show Profile
A 'choupique' is actually a grinnel. I am not sure about the spelling. They are a very common swamp fish especially in areas with real dark water. Have a lot of cartilage(like a shark)in them and are excellent when made into fish patties and fried.

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wanna
Advanced Member

USA
1118 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2006 :  1:20:49 PM  Show Profile
Awww... c'mon guys it's a bowfin!










Choupique = grinnel = cypress trout = bowfin

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ed mcintyre
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USA
6938 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2006 :  4:41:04 PM  Show Profile
over in alabama on the alabama river they actually have a bowfin fishing tourney every year!!! i don't think that they are edible, but they will give the fight of your life, on light tackle. ed

remember we did not inherit these resources from our parents, we are merely borrowing them from our children
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wdkerek
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USA
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Posted - 01/16/2006 :  5:53:24 PM  Show Profile
don't forget, there is the choupique rodeo at the St. James boat landing in Gramercy as well bous cous fun too.

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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  10:06:59 AM  Show Profile
I grew up catching Choupique in Houma in the St Louis Canal which is literally in the back yard. We used to use hot dogs and bologna anc catch them, as well as Gars and some Catfish. Many good days on that bayou bank.
http://www.thejump.net/id/bowfin.jpg


here is another link:

http://www.thejump.net/id/bowfin.htm

Edited by - bootman1 on 01/17/2006 10:08:15
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Sandman1
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USA
1184 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2006 :  6:42:35 PM  Show Profile
A true Louisiana trophy!

Is it time for a cold beer yet?
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Outsideallthetime
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Posted - 01/18/2006 :  12:03:04 PM  Show Profile
Edible if taken out of cold water. They are usually in the back waters and are pretty rank in the summer. They are not as good as buffalo but can be eaten if accompanied by plenty of cold beverages.

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Mrs. Redfish
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USA
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Posted - 01/19/2006 :  10:02:08 PM  Show Profile
Its a fishermans friend.....catch one early in the morning, talk to him all day, throw him back in alive, at the end of the day.

lulu

"If momma ain't happy,
ain't nobody happy"

Edited by - Mrs. Redfish on 01/19/2006 22:02:50
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Sandman1
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USA
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Posted - 01/20/2006 :  06:06:53 AM  Show Profile
quote:

Its a fishermans friend.....catch one early in the morning, talk to him all day, throw him back in alive, at the end of the day.

lulu

"If momma ain't happy,
ain't nobody happy"

Edited by - Mrs. Redfish on 01/19/2006 22:02:50



Never heard that one before. Does it bring you luck? If so, can I just catch a bunch and keep them in kids pool and take one each time I go fishing?

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Posted - 01/20/2006 :  08:32:29 AM  Show Profile
I have seen those things sit in a wheelbarrow for hours and hours snapping at any thing that moved around it. They are some tough.

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ed mcintyre
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USA
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Posted - 01/20/2006 :  3:01:39 PM  Show Profile
they are a prehistoric fish, and are possibly the only fish to have survived the dinasour era. as rory said they are pretty hardy. they can also breath air somehow. ed

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Coffeepot Bill
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USA
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  08:23:05 AM  Show Profile  Send Coffeepot Bill a Yahoo! Message
[quote]
they are a prehistoric fish, and are possibly the only fish to have survived the dinasour era. as rory said they are pretty hardy. they can also breath air somehow...
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they are also mean ed ... when small dinasours would wade in the water the bowfin would attack it and munch on their legs...all at one time started life with 5 toes ... becauce of the bowfins we now belive that some had 4toes or 3toes or 2toes...

COFFEEPOTBILL
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Dorado
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Malta
213 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2006 :  10:52:33 AM  Show Profile
tridu tibilawh f'sormkhom as we say in maltese

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YellowMouth Fever
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301 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2006 :  5:33:00 PM  Show Profile
Love 'dem cypress trout

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causeyff1
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USA
182 Posts

Posted - 02/01/2006 :  8:50:04 PM  Show Profile
good ole bow fin , shoe pick. You want to talk about a good fight. We use to walk 3 miles into the swamp just to get to a hole that was predominantly shoe pick. Nasty to eat though. Unless your drunk.

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