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crappeyeslayer

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crappeyeslayer

OK fist for the report... I was out on Star tues night and man was it cold. I was in 22 FOW and caught 5 small eys. Then something really wierd happend. I was jiggin a rattling varmit and it got heavy... when I pulled up what I thought was another small eye my eye went wide. It had the round flat head of a dogfish and the tail of one as well but heres the kicker... it had legs??? I didnt have my camera and didnt want to kill it either so I released it. But I have never caught anything like it b4, it was trying to crawl aroung on the floor of the house! Oh and it was about 10-12 inches long. Anyone know what it was cause I would really like to know?

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minneman

Yepper, the footed fish. Mudpuppy is the name, wasteing your time is thier game.

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Burnham

that is one weird lookin son of a gun

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icehole10

Yep that's a mudpuppy alright. I've caught many of those on lida. Theres just something not right about pulling something through the hole with four legs!

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DLoutdoors

For me, I just instantly cut the line!!!! YUK! I can't handle any snake-like creature coming up the hole! You sir, caught one of those elusive "mud-puppies"...YUK! I get the hee-bee jee-bees just thinking about those gross little things :-) Yes I am a wimp!

Cut the line, re-tie and start looking for "real fish" :-)

However, I have found that when you are in an area with "bait" like that, the eyes are usually feeding on them!

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Ray1

I was thinking of mounting the 16 1/2 incher that i caught earlier this year on lida. I almost got a master angler award for that one. J/K . Nice mudpuppy though.

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crappeyeslayer

Well its good to have a name for the face. YUCK is right, im glad we dont get those in the lakes down south!!

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DTro

 Originally Posted By: Burnham
that is one weird lookin son of a gun

So is that thing on the end of the line grin.gif

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Dahitman44

My kids still have nightmares regarding those nasty Mudpuppy.

YUCK!!!!!!!

Plus they don;t die in -10 weather -- really, they don't. Creepy little dinosaur.

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walleyes12

Try having your drunk buddy smack you up side the head with one! Nasty!!

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dragon81

I remember seeing one on the camera crawling on the bottom, Think it was pelican but cant remember for sure. Almost mudpupied my pants....

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cliffy

Ah yes, the muddpuppy. I seem to catch at least one a year. All have been on Lake Lida for some reason.

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Bison9

I have the funniest story - about 2 or 3 years ago, my buddy and I were sittin out on Pelican walleye fishing in about 22 ft of water. I was telling him about these strange creatures we catch back home called mudpuppies. About mid-sentence telling him this story I was pulling up what I thought was a stick and lo and behold, it was a mudpuppy! I looked at my buddy and said, "yeah! That's what they look like!"

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RedDog3

I have caught a lot of those ugly suckers on the mississippi river.

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BiffleFan

They are a vicious animal in the spearhole, they look a little like bare k.

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eyefever

They work decent as bait. Caught my biggest largemouth on a mudpuppy.

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perch_destroyer

Gross, I've never caught one, nor do I look forward to. We fished Melisa yesterday and seen one crawling on the bottom. At first, it looked like a wounded fish dying on the bottom. Then, it began to walk and puff out its gills,cheeks, or who knows what. I watched Pikes swim past him. Even those things didnt find it appealing and they'll eat anything. the Perch

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Grant

dtro- that looks like flatty bait \:\/

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Dahitman44

They are very gross -- we just hit then with a 2 x 4. crazy.gif

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tacklebox7FF

lol.. and can't say I've caught one of those... But I can say I've caught a bullhead through the Ice before...

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ImissReeds

Dahitman, you should change your name to Dasissyman for admitting things like; YUCK or GROSS or EEEUWWW...

I can't believe you guys are scared or stumped by the immature stage of a salamander. Also known as a waterdog. Its just like a tadpole.

As stated before they make awesome baits, especially for BIG fish. If you want to drill a big bass, walleye, or northern I'd pull these around in the summer if I were you guys. In fact mature salamanders are good for large fish as well.

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