Buffalo Soljaaaahh

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Holy Murphy a Black Buff! I caught this fish towards the end of June while fishing in southeast Missouri with Riverrat and Goldenfishberg. We decided to take a quick stop at a River that I have had success catching Northern Studfish at before. I decided to let my two companions have at it for a while as a Northern Studdy would be a lifer for them. After a little while Goldberg asked me what else can be found in this stream. Almost immediately after he asked that I saw a large dark tail appear on a current seam as if to wave hello. So I quickly attached a full redworm to my rig and after a few stressful drifts and one stupid little bass I was hooked up with a nice Buffalo. It quickly gave us a good look at it and I knew it looked different from the Smalliebuffs I was familiar with. I was only armed with a five foot ultralight, 4 pound mono, and a size 14 baitholder. So it was a long, nervous fight with this fish before it finally was in the net. I was pretty certain it was a Black Buffalo when I was handling it but shout out to Jknuth and Tyler Goodale for the confirmation. I didn’t really think I’d ever catch one of these and this was my third species of Buffalo I’ve landed. An awesome lifer caught from a beautiful stream on a fun road trip with good friends, you can’t beat it.


Also shout out to Goldberg for once again proving his ninja netman capabilities and Riverrat for his picture taking skillz.


drawer.bli's picture

look at em lips

andy's picture

Such a cool thing.  Congrats man!

FP4LifesDad's picture

That's awesome man!  Huge congrats!


Fishaholicsanonymous89's picture

So cool! 

Margaret Novak

Graceclaw's picture

I can't even imagine how anxiety-riddled you must have been the entire fight. What a story and fish!

Corey's picture

Enjoy your

Buffalo Soldier Award.




Goldenfishberg's picture

Man the disgusting sounds that your drag was making while fighting this fish were almost cartoonish. A grand catch for the ages m’lord well done. And aw shucks i ain’t no Ninja with the net I’m just an anger who knows a thing or too  about a thing or two.

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

Hengelaar's picture

Frick yep, bud.

Sexy stuff.

Fishn sure is neat