The Goofangs are fearsome critters of lumberjack folklore from Wisconsin and Minnesota in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is described as a fish that looks like a large sunfish. It is also described as a type of bass. It has got very sensitive eyes, so it swims backwards to keep water out of them.
[http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/pbnh/fictional-snakes-fish.html "Goofang" from Paul Bunyan Natural History (1935) by Charles E. Brown]
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