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Re: Heron Scar?
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Yeah, I'm not sure about any lamprey species in the LJR. There are sea lampreys in the Erie watershed (of course) and the Delaware.

It might be a Least Brook Lamprey which, according to the PFBC website, occurs in PA in the lower Susquehanna watershed. For such a species to get to the LJR it would have to traverse many dams. I have never personally seen or heard anyone referring to lampreys in that area. Would be interested to hear Mike's views on lamprey distribution across PA.

Least Brook Lamprey

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Money says you did fiveweight, it was about 20 yards on the barree side of the first bridge along the rock wall. Took my slumpbuster hard and made a couple good jumps. Seemed like he had a lot of fight in him.

Posted on: 2013/10/13 16:24
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Chewing tobacco, no doubt. I always knew that stuff would rot a hole in a lip/cheek!

In all seriousness, it sounds like it could be a number of different things. Could even be an infection from a foul hooking/bad hookset.

Posted on: 2013/10/13 17:56


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Money says you did fiveweight, it was about 20 yards on the barree side of the first bridge along the rock wall. Took my slumpbuster hard and made a couple good jumps. Seemed like he had a lot of fight in him.


And that boys n girls is what's cool about C & R. Awesome. I caught him just up stream of the bridge along the wall. What a flip! Hang of a fight for me also. OI thought it was a much larger fish. He hit a brown bugger for me.

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That is pretty awesome fiveweight, how long ago did you catch it?

Posted on: 2013/10/13 21:34
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Im not sure what caused that. i have seen that before, but in each case i noticed a thorn looking thing sticking out of the middle of the scar. i could never figure out what caused it. it appears your fish may have something similar, but its hard to tell. this is a shot in the dark, but could it be a broken talon from a heron that remains stuck after the heron grabs the fish and ends up getting infected?

btw, how did the j fish? im sure it was good, my brother and i fished a small limestone in the vicinity of that area thats normally pretty tough and had one of our best days of fishing since june. water level and visibility were prime.


If you see a "thorn looking thing" sticking out of a wound it is a spine from a smallmouth bass. Usually these wounds are located near the pectoral fin. I see them regularly on streams that have both wild brown trout and smallmouth bass.

For the wound in the photo, my guess is that it is from a water snake. Definitely not a lamprey, great blue heron or kingfisher. Leech is a good guess, too.

Posted on: 2013/10/14 6:46


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That is pretty awesome fiveweight, how long ago did you catch it?


I think it was the Friday before Labor Day weekend.

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If there is something thing "sticking out of the wound," then it is possible that the wound was caused originally by an anchor worm (anchor parasite...look it up), and the original wound became infected.

Posted on: 2013/10/14 21:02


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If there is something thing "sticking out of the wound," then it is possible that the wound was caused originally by an anchor worm (anchor parasite...look it up), and the original wound became infected.



Interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lernaea


Posted on: 2013/10/15 5:31


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.22 LR hollow point?

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