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Havin' Fun

Sick Perch On OT?

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Havin' Fun

I've seen it on walleyes before. Got several walleyes on Mille Lacs last year with this problem and I'm pretty sure it was diagnosed as a parasite found in the mud that infects the fish. Nothing dangerous, but often found on fish that lay and roam the mud...ie perch and walleyes.

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fishermatt

I've caught several walleyes on Ottertail that had "carbunkels". They are usually only on the skin, and have no effect on the meat.

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Paul Rohweller

This is a common occurence in walleyes, especially in late winter. I had a talk with a boilogist about it down at the dead river hatchery a couple spawning runs ago and he said its nothing to be afraid of, doesnt hurt the fish, usually goes away during the summer...Paul

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Brett Meyer

Thanks for the info guys. Iv'e seen the "Herpies Growths" on some walleyes but never an ulcer type deal.

Anyways, good info to know.

Brett Meyer

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Brett Meyer

I was out fishing a couple weekends ago and I caught a perch. Once I got it up the hole I could see it had some type of ulcer on it's head above its eyes. It didn't look to healthy, so not knowing what it was I kept it, not releasing it.

Has anyone else ran into anything similar, or know what this might be?

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