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06-13-2020 08:38 PM
MBflyguy Isaak- I've found they have responded without any "training" to a few different types in a variety of Mb waters - rivers and lakes. Commercial made boilies I use in Scopex - which is basically a toasted buttery-oil flavor / Bloodworm which is the flavor of Chironomid or Midge larvae which are crazy common in pretty much every lake/river and a favorite carp food/ Crayfish which is self explanatory and lastly Fruit Jello powder and Creamed Corn homemade boilies - cos Carp seem to love sweet stuff. The homemade stuff doesn't keep as well as the commercial stuff but is cheaper with a bit of added in labour . Hope that helps
06-12-2020 10:37 PM
IzaakWalton To MB flyguy. I notice you caught that carp on a boilie. Do you feed a lot to get them used to boilies?
06-12-2020 04:44 PM
Derek 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
06-12-2020 03:58 PM
MBflyguy from a couple of days ago both fish safely released
06-11-2020 12:09 PM
Derek 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
06-10-2020 12:47 AM
fisher mang 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.
06-10-2020 12:42 AM
fisher mang Damn.... Eating a lamprey never crossed my mind... Lol
06-03-2020 08:54 AM
IzaakWalton 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!
06-02-2020 01:10 PM
Dump-Bear Very common and quite delicious, they are boneless and taste like Squid.
06-02-2020 09:47 AM
Crimson Night I've seen them on pike and sturgeon before on the Winnipeg River.

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