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IzaakWalton 06-02-2020 09:44 AM

Anyone seen lampreys?
 
I caught a carp of about 5lbs with a lamprey attached to it adjacent to a pectoral fin. This was last week on the Assiniboine in Brandon. I am wondering how common they are.

Crimson Night 06-02-2020 09:47 AM

I've seen them on pike and sturgeon before on the Winnipeg River.

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Dump-Bear 06-02-2020 01:10 PM

Very common and quite delicious, they are boneless and taste like Squid.

IzaakWalton 06-03-2020 08:54 AM

In the fall lots of supermarkets in France have aquariums full of live lampreys - they are obviously a delicacy. Mind you, they are all 18”plus so a bit more than a mouthful!

fisher mang 06-10-2020 12:42 AM

Damn.... Eating a lamprey never crossed my mind... Lol

fisher mang 06-10-2020 12:47 AM

I've caught a few and all fell off when out of water. Everyone I'm fishing with freaks like it's a snake but I grab it and put it back in the water as it's in it's last year of life. There like a wood tick but for fish.

Derek 06-11-2020 12:09 PM

I suggest people not to purposely kill lamprey as they do not cause permanent harm to fish (like sea lamprey). We have three lamprey species in Manitoba, Only Silver and Chestnut parasitize fish - and only in their short breeding cycle. Chestnut Lamprey are fairly rare, so it would be really unfortunate if they were killed.

Derek

MBflyguy 06-12-2020 03:58 PM

from a couple of days agohttp://manitobacoarsefishing.com/lampreyNcarp.jpg both fish safely released:)

Derek 06-12-2020 04:44 PM

Wow - great photo!
I have never seen a lamprey attach to a Common Carp - and strange to see it attach near the dorsal fin!

Derek

IzaakWalton 06-12-2020 10:37 PM

To MB flyguy. I notice you caught that carp on a boilie. Do you feed a lot to get them used to boilies?


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