Re: This one is for daveb...
They are carp. The place where my buddy shot that film is a highwater chute from an oxbow lake feeding into the Mississippi River. The chute is wide and shallow, growing lots of vegetation early in the Spring. This is why they are concentrated there. Carp are vegan.
The food question is a good one. I don't know anyone who has ever tried to eat one... they have a reputation for being very bony and "muddy" tasting. That's the reputation. After 8 or 10 Busch's they might taste pretty good after all!
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