Large weird fish caught in Elliott Bay
The Seattle Times reports the Muckleshoot tribal fisherman pulled in a giant sunfish Tuesday night.
LaClair estimates the fish, also known as a mola, weighed 325 to 350 pounds.
It was so big he asked for help from a larger vessel, and with the help of three other people managed to bring it on board.
The fisherman brought the sunfish Wednesday to Sunfish Fish & Chips on Alki, where it drew a crowd of onlookers.
The mola is a bony fish featuring a rather round-shaped body with a large dorsal and lower body fin, and a very rough skin texture.
Washington state Fish and Wildlife biologist Mark Baltzell says there have been "lots of weird fish" showing up in Puget Sound this year.
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