I fish for gar and catfish in a bayou behind my house and yesterday spotted something unusual. A fish that looked like a gar hit the surface. that in itself is pretty common but this one was jet black. first i thought i was mistake but about 20 min later i saw it again. Has anyone else seen something like this and if so what is it.
The color of a fish depends partly on its climate. For example, a bass in clear water will usually be darker than a bass in cloudy water. It might be a color mutation, but I don't think it's likely.
The Classic Michigander