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Bassboy1645

JELLYFISH?!

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On Big Lake in St louis county there is a freswater jellyfish hatch with millions of them on the water. IS THIS NORMAL?! I have never seen such a thing in 17 yrs of fishing all over 3 states. thyre white but for the most part very transparent. I refused to find out if they sting or not....

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Pikeslayer

They dont sting and there not nomal!My wife and I were fishing on Hobson lake near chisholm MN about 8 years ago when we noticed them in the water.At first I thought my gas line was leaking!Thats what they looked like to me,but my wife cought some in a clear bottle and held it up to the sun.Thats when we could see what they were,almost clear and about the size of a dime.We took some to the DNR to find out about them and if there bad for the lake.Two weeks later they told me freshwater jellyfish are rare in northern MN waters and are no threat to the lake I was fishing!

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Bassboy1645

so if thyre not normal are they invasive or what?? any ideas what impact it has on the game fish?? what about spreading threats?? confused.gif

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EatSleepFish

I have plenty of them on the lake at my cabin and they do not seem to bother the fish or humans.

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Pikeslayer

I have fished the same lake many more times over the years since we first seen them and have never seen or herd of them again.

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Pikeslayer

EatSleepFish How long have you seen them on your lake?

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Sonicrunch

Sounds like a good meal for the panfish!

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IFallsRon

There was a thread here last summer about this subject.

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Spork

We seen them on Round Lake, just outside of McGregor, last spring. From what I read on the internet, they are totally harmless.

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EatSleepFish

Pikeslayer- first noticed them 4 years ago, but who knows how long they've been there?

Spork- do you happen to be talking about the Round Lake right across from Horseshoe Lake? If so, thats the lake I'm talkin about!

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Spork- do you happen to be talking about the Round Lake right across from Horseshoe Lake? If so, thats the lake I'm talkin about!


The Round Lake I'm referring to is about 2 miles from Minnewawa. We've only been up there twice this year and neither times I've seen them. Strange.

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EatSleepFish

Yeah, same lake. they're all over the place on the north shoreline.

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Yeah, same lake. they're all over the place on the north shoreline.


That's the same place we seen them too and it was the only place on the lake. Didn't see them anywhere else.

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