Ohio River Piranha

Yeah we know Don, the only time you post anything anymore is when you go catch yellowfin in Venice. DUH.
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Scott Cress
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Ohio River Piranha

Post by Scott Cress » July 24th, 2011, 6:55 pm

Just when you think it's safe to swim... :D

A guy I know caught this in the Ohio River today...

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John DiFederico
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Re: Ohio River Piranha

Post by John DiFederico » July 25th, 2011, 12:23 am

That thing does not look very native does it ? :o .
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Shawn McNew
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Re: Ohio River Piranha

Post by Shawn McNew » July 25th, 2011, 7:58 am

Uh oh. I think that's a pacu, not the regular flesh-munching red-bellied pirhana. However, if you follow ol' green teeth in river monsters, they have a show where the pacu is taking a river over and it does bite, very hard with human-like teeth. They caught one out of Allatoona because there's a record for it. I'm not sure how long ago that was, but I don't know of any infestations yet. It may not be able to survive the cold very well. :?:
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Re: Ohio River Piranha

Post by Scott Cress » July 25th, 2011, 8:26 am

Yeah, I think it is a pacu althought the seed eater did smack a tube jig. They guy that caught it almost lipped it :o

Probably would of had one less finger. Says they can grow to 60lbs in the wild rendering them useless as bait :lol:

People just don't understand what they could be potentially doing to an ecosystem when they let their pets go. :evil:

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