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#11158291 - 10/11/15 08:42 PM Freshwater Jellyfish
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1970
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
My boss bought a house in Flower Mound ( Denton County) at the beginning of the year. He has a 1 acre pond with a maximum depth of 16 feet. It has bass, bluegills and turtles. I took the Bass Raider out there for the first time this evening and we noticed millions of dime to nickel sized freshwater jellyfish. 5 minutes of Google research show they are not very common, can't sting humans and are indicative of a healthy pond. I caught 5 or 6 healthy Largemouth Bass on Spro jigs after the Cowboy game.

Does anyone know if bass eat freshwater jellyfish?
Does anyone have experience with this?

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#11158913 - 10/12/15 09:19 AM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 2991
Loc: East Texas
Very interesting. I've been around ponds forever and have never seen these.

Can you post pictures of them?

According to literature, they seem harmless and may have arrived via ornamental plants.

http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1068

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#11159444 - 10/12/15 02:17 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Here is a picture. They were the size of your thumbnail.

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#11160849 - 10/13/15 08:25 AM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
toponds Offline
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Loc: Grayson County
That's very cool indeed.
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#11160968 - 10/13/15 09:20 AM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
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Posts: 1385
Loc: Brazoria County, Texas
Yeah, plus one on the cool factor.

Bass aren't going to eat any of those.

I've only seen them on rare occasion, once in a backyard koi pond.

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#11164114 - 10/14/15 02:31 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 740
Loc: Del Rio, Tx
Yes, name: Craspedacusta sowerbyi occupies a range of freshwater habitats. Most commonly found in shallow, slow moving or stagnant artificial water bodies such as ornamental ponds, reservoirs, gravel pits, and quarries. Google a mans best friend.

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#11164304 - 10/14/15 03:33 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
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Loc: NE Texas
never seen them before.
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#11164334 - 10/14/15 03:47 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
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Didn't even know they existed .
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#11172805 - 10/19/15 12:05 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
YAKaddict Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 524
Loc: Plano
I would definitely be throwing tubes!!!!!

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#11208641 - 11/05/15 09:58 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
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Good info! Nice pic!
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#11267680 - 12/07/15 02:04 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
Let's go Offline
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Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 152
Loc: Mesquite tx
Never knew those existed confused
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#11282983 - 12/14/15 11:16 PM Re: Freshwater Jellyfish [Re: PowerLizard]
ricrod Offline
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Registered: 10/24/03
Posts: 113
Loc: McKinney Texas USA
I was at a pond somewhere over in Celina and I thought I saw some in the pond but did not believe it. I wish I would have looked it up too because I bet that is what I was seeing!
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