unknown micro fish?

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Captain Brandt
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unknown micro fish?

http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/P8120327.jpg

what kind of Micro fish is this?

I found it up in the interior of Alaska about 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle july 2012.  it was in a flooded canoe that was left on a lake shoreline over the winter.  it was around 3 inches in length. 

 

also.  not sure how to add a photo to a forum post.  tried the photo tab but it messed up the photo when i would preview it. 

 

thanks.

Corey
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Alaska Blackfish

That's an Alaska Blackfish, one of the coolest of all the arctic fishes.

http://www.roughfish.com/alaska-blackfish

 

 

 

Captain Brandt
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thanks

thanks for the help in identifying this.  

I wasnt sure at the time.  

I guess I'll add it to my life list as a micro now. 

unless it's not in the list options.

blackbullhead
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Wow

Did not know these even existed. Very Cool!

Graceclaw
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Hook-and-line?

You used hook and line to catch a 3 inch fish out of a flooded canoe? That's rough as hell, man. 

If you didn't use hook and line, though, the species wouldn't count for lifelist per the website's definition. 

Captain Brandt
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Gotcha.
Captain Brandt
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Gotcha.
Captain Brandt
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Gotcha.
Captain Brandt
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Gotcha.

Weird website error. Wouldn’t let me post  

Thanks for letting me know about the hook and line rules. I have removed it from my life list. 

 

RoughFish
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Just for clarification,

Just for clarification, something being “rough as hell” on here is a good thing!

Captain Brandt
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clarification

no problem.   I took it as so.  I wish I had caught it hook and line at the time but it never even crossed my mind.  the little guy was swimming end to end  in the partially drained canoe and I was able to corner him and pluck him out of the water.   then I took the photo because I thought it looked like a cool fish before I released him back in the lake.  

Graceclaw
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Nothing wrong with that!

I think we all take the opportunity to grab and admire fish when opportunities like this present themselves. Creates good stories and pictures!