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Leech ? #14113984 08/30/21 08:58 PM
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I have seen all sizes of leeches, but they all have been narrowed body. I recently caught a fish that had this on it, it is alot wider then the normal leeches I usually find. Is this just another kind of leech or is it something else? I had to get it off the fish with my pocket knife and took this picture, then it met its demise.

Let me know if anyone else has seen something like this.

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Re: Leech ? [Re: MuglyFishing] #14114004 08/30/21 09:09 PM
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Looks like a turtle leech.

Re: Leech ? [Re: Farrside] #14114039 08/30/21 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Farrside
Looks like a turtle leech.


Looked it up. I would agree, strange the website says it feeds on turtle blood only. Not sure how it was on a fish if that is correct, unless just catching a ride.. lol

Re: Leech ? [Re: MuglyFishing] #14114263 08/31/21 12:13 AM
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Turtle leech is correct! They make great bait, if I end up catching a turtle I'll pluck off all of the leeches to use as bait.


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Re: Leech ? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #14114290 08/31/21 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Turtle leech is correct! They make great bait, if I end up catching a turtle I'll pluck off all of the leeches to use as bait.



That good info, Ill try that as well lol... Thanks

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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Turtle leech is correct! They make great bait, if I end up catching a turtle I'll pluck off all of the leeches to use as bait.


Bait for what fish?


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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Turtle leech is correct! They make great bait, if I end up catching a turtle I'll pluck off all of the leeches to use as bait.


Bait for what fish?


Carp, Buffalo, Catfish


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