Potential Wisconsin State Record?

9/19/15 @ 5:02 PM
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jerry27
jerry27
USER since 4/3/07
Fishing today in Milwaukee I caught a fish that looked like piranha.Called DNR and warden was send to inspect that fish.He did some research and told us that this fish was never caught in Wisconsin before and it's almost impossible for this fish to even exist in our waters .Fish is called PACU and weighted 7 .0oz and 21 inches long .Warden said he will do more research and he will get back to me .Fish was kept because it's illegal to release it into our waters .That was a catch of a lifetimeSmileWhat do you think?
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10/22/15 @ 10:47 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12
Bet that was the shock of your life when it came up!!

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10/19/15 @ 9:24 PM
grub
grub
USER since 7/11/01
You're welcome...pretty cool catch as blue suckers are pretty rare. I think I have caught 2 in like 20 years fishing the WI River pretty regularly. Both hit Walleye plastics in spring.

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10/18/15 @ 6:36 PM
FishS4All
FishS4All
USER since 2/9/11
Thank you Grub.

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10/18/15 @ 6:35 PM
grub
grub
USER since 7/11/01
Blue Sucker....

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10/18/15 @ 12:27 PM
FishS4All
FishS4All
USER since 2/9/11
What is it?

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10/18/15 @ 12:05 PM
FishS4All
FishS4All
USER since 2/9/11
I fouled hooked a blown away state record quilback carpsucker.

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9/26/15 @ 12:35 AM
John.Rennpferd
John.Rennpferd
USER since 6/3/10
Good catch, too bad it happened here. I hope there are no more in there.

Pacu, and Black Piranha actually are far more cold tolerant than initially believed. They are native to southern Chile, and Argentina; with how warm the Menominee stays over by Harley they could probably survive year round.

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9/22/15 @ 9:10 PM
Robbollio
Robbollio
USER since 10/17/04
Probably just outgrew a tank and someone threw it in the river. Ive seen even bigger in people's tanks. I know of an 18 inch piranha caught in a park pond once over 10 years ago. Sheridan actually. I caught a 12 inch orange cichlid in a Waukesha pond once to. Not really a big deal...

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9/22/15 @ 6:15 PM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12
Good work Phack!!!

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9/22/15 @ 6:01 PM
Phack
Phack
USER since 3/12/15
This picture is from google earth looking west from the Harley Museum. The writing on the building in the background is the lone star industries silo across the street from the museum. 643 west canal street. Similar view as the middle picture with the fish.

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