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Leech ?

Posted By: MuglyFishing

Leech ? - 08/30/21 08:58 PM

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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Posted By: Farrside

Re: Leech ? - 08/30/21 09:09 PM

Looks like a turtle leech.
Posted By: MuglyFishing

Re: Leech ? - 08/30/21 09:32 PM

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
Posted By: TXMulti-Species

Re: Leech ? - 08/31/21 12:13 AM

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.
Posted By: MuglyFishing

Re: Leech ? - 08/31/21 12:34 AM

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
Posted By: deucer02

Re: Leech ? - 08/31/21 06:19 PM

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?
Posted By: TXMulti-Species

Re: Leech ? - 09/01/21 02:04 AM

Originally Posted by deucer02
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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