What fish is this? I can't find it in the Freshwater ID charts

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    What fish is this? I can't find it in the Freshwater ID charts

    I caught this in a canal behind my house in Port St. Lucie and can't figure out what it is. I am new to Florida so I haven't seen too many fish down here yet.

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    Here is a video with me showing it too.

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    I think it's a snakehead

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    Okay, I believe I have found the proper ID of this fish. It is a Bigmouth Sleeper which are apparently rare to catch.

    http://www.lurebook.com/encyclopedia...gmouth_sleeper

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    "You'll get your weather"

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    Bigmout Sleeper as stated. Not really spreading, as they have been here forever. See my posts in the above linked post for a bit more information. They seem to be really common in St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandaferret View Post
    Bigmout Sleeper as stated. Not really spreading, as they have been here forever. See my posts in the above linked post for a bit more information. They seem to be really common in St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties.
    Fry um up then.
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    Yes, I believe you're right. Crazy looking fish. I rarely see them in Miami.

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    Big mouth sleeper. We got the one in that linked report on fly rod in Stuart, FL

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