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Was on Pokegama/Snake Friday. Pretty slow
for the most part.Was targeting walters out by Tuxedo point. Nice chop goin during mid-day,so tried drifting.No walleyes,but
did get a really dandy cat(12 lbs) out there.
Moved into the river and was catching some
nice panfish,when, after catching a nice bull
noticed something hanging off the side of it.
At first glance,I thought it was a nite-crawler but it had a fin on the end
of its tail and a row of gill holes on each
side of its head.I got it to come off the fish,and noticed the mouth was just a slit
with some teeth on it.Was this some kind of lamphrey or something?? Just goes to show you,you never know what you are going to pull
out of the river.

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Tumbleweed, you had a lamprey.. Unfortuantly they are quite common in the snake river.

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Lampreys are quite prevalent in the Snake River system. I've caught quite a few walleyes with one of them buggers attached. I'm not entirely sure, but I don't think there as detrimental to warm water fish as they are to Great Lakes fish. I'll check it out.

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I tried to find some lamprey data, and couldn't find anything about lampreys in inland lakes. I did find data that proclaimed them detrimental to Great Lakes fish including walleyes.


You're right. You never know what you'll pull out of the Snake River system. Here's a list of the species I've caught or had someone catch in my boat from the Snake and connected lakes:

Walleye, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Blugill Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Perch, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Lake Sturgeon, Sheephead (Freshwater Drum), Carp, Dogfish, Lake Shiner, Silver Bass, and a fish this winter I couldn't even identify, some kind of large minnow. Now that's diversity.

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Thanks, I figured as much. It was really gross looking and I destroyed it.

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