Clowning around

Did a little fishing out in Lake Clarke Shores this weekend. I"m not much of a freshwater guy but love catching exotics.

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  • StratosStratos Posts: 149 Officer
    Awesome...I've heard of them being in Lake Ida but have never seen them caught before.
  • chut03chut03 Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    those are some awesome looking fish. I've never caught one before, they fight any good?
  • Fl-BFl-B Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    A lot of fun on light tackle. They pull pretty hard and jump.There's more around than you think.
  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,966 Captain
    What do they taste like compared to other gamefish??
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  • Silent snookerSilent snooker Posts: 378 Deckhand
    i caught one a couple years ago in lake clarke and have been wanting to try targeting them. any tips on location and bait for specifically targeting them? thanks
  • Fl-BFl-B Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    I got them on live shad. Are you fishing from a boat?
  • Silent snookerSilent snooker Posts: 378 Deckhand
    Yeah I have a boat. I've lived there my whole life and only have caught one would love to get a couple more
  • JiganomicsJiganomics Posts: 81 Deckhand
    AWESOME! how do they taste? are they even eatable?
  • a little knotsa little knots Posts: 1,222 Officer
    What the hell are they ?? Never seen one before !!
    Pretty cool lookin though !! An there decent eats ?
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,851 Moderator
    That's a cool looking fish!
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  • BD27BD27 Posts: 1,179 Officer
    What the hell are they ?? Never seen one before !!
    Pretty cool lookin though !! An there decent eats ?

    Clown Knife , they are common aquarium fish . As you can see they get a little big for most aquariums. I'm wondering about the taste 2. I'd love to catch one of those
  • a little knotsa little knots Posts: 1,222 Officer
    BD27 .... thanx man ! Clown knife .. thats a new one on me !!
  • pergatronpergatron Posts: 251 Deckhand
    nice fish man
  • Fl-BFl-B Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    They eat them over in Asia where they're native to. I release all the fish, not big on eating freshwater fish around here.
  • a little knotsa little knots Posts: 1,222 Officer
    I geuss these fish were put into these lakes an are now
    or will be a eventual problem just like the other invasive
    species such as Oscars , snake heads , ect. This all new
    to me never heard of these clown knifes before ! So how
    many lakes in fl . have them ? An were are these lakes at ?
    Would someone care to tell me the story on these things ?
    Thanx !!
  • Silent snookerSilent snooker Posts: 378 Deckhand
    From what I understand they were released from people's tanks like most invasives. Only lakes I know of are the lake Ida- Osborne chain of lakes in palm beach county. Caught as by catch while bass fishing but this is the first time I've seen anyone target them specifically. Will be out trying this week.
  • a little knotsa little knots Posts: 1,222 Officer
    Interesting ..... thanx !!
  • Fl-BFl-B Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    The main part of lake Ida is probably your best bet for catching one. Look for them rolling. Let me know how you do.
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