The general body structure of a buffalo fish and carp is almost the same. The tall lobe is located in the central part of the back. The Bigmouth buffalo species does not form a large sport fishery since it will not take normal types of baits. Their dorsal fins are similar. Buffalo. However, the carps tend to select the water bodies they live carefully. While I like a good buffalo steak, I think I'll stay away from the fish of the same name. Smallmouth buffalo are prized by some as table fare. The buffalo prefers deep, still pools and can become quite numerous in oxbows and reservoirs. Buffalo. All rights reserved. I have been reading about people catching buffalo's; I have even found out that they (N.Ga.