Hardest fighting freshwater fish?

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Hardest Fighting Freshwater Fish

  1. Carp

    13 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. Trout

    8 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. Salmon

    18 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. Gar

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. Bluegill

    22 vote(s)
    15.7%
  6. Smallmouth

    27 vote(s)
    19.3%
  7. Largemouth

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. Pike/Musky

    20 vote(s)
    14.3%
  9. Catfish

    12 vote(s)
    8.6%
  10. Other

    28 vote(s)
    20.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Kokanee Kid

    Kokanee Kid Senior Refuge Member

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    I THINK, FROM SOME EXPERIANCE THE HARDEST FIGHTING FISH WOULD BE STURGEON BY FAR. THE BIGEST I HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN WAS 11' 2", GUESSING IT WEIGHED 350 TO 400 LB. AND COULD HAVE SUCKED UP A BASKETBALL:eek:
     
  2. Fowlguy

    Fowlguy Banned

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    got to go with smallmouth bass, pound for pound were talking here...imagine catching a 7-10 lb smallie! It would fighter harder than your steelies!
     
  3. whitebassboy

    whitebassboy Senior Refuge Member

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    I have heard several pro fisherman say that peacock bass pull harder than any other freshwater fish. They were using saltwater lures because the bass were tearing everything else apart. I was at a seminar jimmy Houston gave and asked him about peacock bass. He said imagine a smallmouth on steroids.
     
  4. Finlander

    Finlander Senior Refuge Member

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    Pound for pound, I would say a 10 pound bluegill would pull your boat around the lake if possible! :eek: :D :l
     
  5. Cormorant Killer

    Cormorant Killer Senior Refuge Member

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    king me
     
  6. josh870

    josh870 Senior Refuge Member

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    just went chum salmon fishing and caught my first one. boy what a fight! they destroyed my new baitcast reel!
     
  7. JL Richardson

    JL Richardson Senior Refuge Member

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    Guys come on I agree on the perch but what about crappie ya cant beat em:D
     
  8. Lorne

    Lorne Senior Refuge Member

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    well ive caught sturgeon- they feel like house cause they are heavy. but the fight is meh
    a small mouth is one hellavua fighter. ive caught a 6.3 pounder. crazy fight. always bulldogging stright down

    but seriously. how can you beat a fresh run steelhead comin into the river from the lake in nov to fall up the salmon run. CRAZIEST FISH Ever. you take a fresh run 3lbs steely and a 3 lbs smally and you cant compare them

    we also have this strain of steely in Ontario. im sure you guys have heard of it called a "scamania" or something like that. ive never landed one but ive had a few on in the river. they are super super acrobatic (6 f00t jumps, 5 jumps in the first 30 seconds most of the time) and faster then all hell. they rip yer drag apart and we'll just as soon come right at you with no chance in catching up.
    by far the IMO the best fresh water fighter.

    13 foot loomis - $400
    fenwick float reel-$350
    tackle/vest/waders-$500+
    fall steelheading-priceless.
     
  9. faded deke

    faded deke Senior Refuge Member

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    In the summer time I guide fishing trips in the BWCA of Northern Minnesota. This country holds some of the world's best smally fishing. In my opinion they are without question the kings and queens of freshwater fighters
     
  10. Adduckted

    Adduckted Elite Refuge Member

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    Its a trash fish, but my vote goes to the grinnel (aka bowfin) Will flat out tear up some tackle
     

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