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fishogger

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what are these critters?
« on: Mar 12, 2021, 04:09 AM »
caught my first open water lunch of "21"yesterday.  and my first stripe nose crappie of the year.


the fish i cleaned had a bunch of these critters in them. anyone have guess to what they are?  kind of resembled hellgrammites?  huge midges?




and a big fat neon green beemoth looking thing.


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stripernut

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Re: what are these?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 12, 2021, 05:25 AM »
Green one looked like a Caddis...

fishogger

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Re: what are these?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 12, 2021, 06:26 AM »
after looking around i think your rite about that.  ill have to pull some out for todays trip.
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2021, 07:43 AM »
mimicking the "critters", the next day i used a brown plastic.  not convinced it was the color, but i did much better.  found tiny gills in bellies of a couple caught last trip.  so they are eating various things.
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2021, 02:35 PM »
The red ones;
Red worms, also known as bloodworms, are the larvae of midge flies. Midge flies or chironomids are also called “blind mosquitoes” because they resemble mosquitoes but don't bite.

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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 13, 2021, 02:40 PM »
the red in pics is just fish blood.  i haven seen any blood worms in them yet.  unless i missed them.  i find lots of them in gills and perch i clean.
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2021, 08:24 PM »
monster leach in a crappie i cleaned today



thing was like three times the size we use for bait! lol
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2021, 05:04 AM »
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Well, at least there isn't sticks and stones like one finds in some stream trouts.  Hmmmm, maybe river crappies might have some.
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 17, 2021, 08:38 PM »
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Well, at least there isn't sticks and stones like one finds in some stream trouts.

Often when you see sticks and stones it is the trout eating caddis in their cases...

fishogger

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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 18, 2021, 06:21 AM »
i find that stuff in the stocked trout here in our lakes too.  along with huge plastics that will never pass threw them.
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 18, 2021, 12:44 PM »
i find that stuff in the stocked trout here in our lakes too.  along with huge plastics that will never pass threw them.

As a fish taxidermist I see those bass plastics in trophy size brown trout that are too big to pass. Fish would have ended up starving to death if they weren't kept. It's a d**n shame people throw them over board when they get too tore up.
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 19, 2021, 01:06 PM »
probably will pass laws to make them biodegradable before long.  i have seen some old looking plastics in fish.  cant say if they got old in the fish or on bottom though.  i tossed out my share when i was younger. 
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2021, 09:19 AM »
probably will pass laws to make them biodegradable before long.  i have seen some old looking plastics in fish.  cant say if they got old in the fish or on bottom though.  i tossed out my share when i was younger.

Did you know typical plastic lasts about 400 years in the environment?
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 21, 2021, 09:32 AM »
i did not.  amazing! seems like long time for something so soft. lol
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Re: what are these critters?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2021, 09:22 PM »
i did not.  amazing! seems like long time for something so soft. lol

That was a generalization for plastic in general. Might not be as long for the baits.
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