Leaches?

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by Storm27m, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Storm27m

    Storm27m New Member

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    State:
    Wichita, Kansas
    Got out for a bit this morning and ended up catching one small channel cat. While taking the hook out, I noticed what looked like tiny leaches attached all over the inside of the fish's mouth. Hard to tell, but maybe 20-30 leaches in total. Is that normal for Kansas? I don't think I've ever seen that before or maybe just never noticed.
     
  2. millertimemarine

    millertimemarine Member

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    178
    State:
    Lenexa, KS
    Name:
    Wyatt
    I've seen them on the sides and belly of catfish here before but never in their mouths, but maybe I didn't look in their mouths as good.
     

  3. mich dave

    mich dave New Member

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    State:
    Otisville
    Michigans got alot of them. The cat,s in my pond have some, there small and brown. Must not grow into maneaters cause nobody has ever had one latch on in 15yr.