rossville22

yellow perch

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Just thought I would let everyone know, I went to tuckahoe today and caught my limit of nice 10in and up Yellow Perch. I was so happy, I finally got to go and actually and gotem. The Big problem was when I cleaned them I found they were full of FLESH EATING WORMS I ATTACHED A PHOTO OF ONE TOOK OUT, I streched it out almost 5in long

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Extra protein. Thats nasty. They are the nematode Eustrongylides Tubifex. I read that if you ice down your catch right away it helps keep them out of the meat. They migrate to the meat from the fish gut once the fish warms to 62deg. Generally its not in the large Perch as they think the worm kiills the fish before it can get too big. Its a big problem in Lake Eerie Yellows.

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Hey CG thanks for the info I was grossed out by them just dont trust anything like that so i hope it doesnt get into any other rivers i fish.

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