River observation-anyone know?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by onlyriverfish, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. onlyriverfish

    onlyriverfish Member

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    Got to river after dark other night and was throw netting the back of holes when I noticed a wingdike that had little 1-11/2inch long dark brown millipede looking things.

    They were covering the rocks right at the water. Figure baitfish eat em and would like to know what they are. Wondering if they are night timers-seasonal, etc..
    Anyone know?
    Thanks.
     
  2. onlyriverfish

    onlyriverfish Member

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    maybe centipedes ? I remember they had about 12-20 legs that would be countable (not so many that they are un-countable that is).
     

  3. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    99-clop, 99-clop, 99-clop, 99-clop..... centipede with a wooden leg...:lol:
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    A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. ~~Thomas Jefferson.
     
  4. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    James, I think you encountered the notorious Hellgrommitte. The larva of the well known Dobsonfly. Here check this site out. They are a good bait for Smallys and other fish as well I never used them for channel cats ,but I bet the will work. Be careful they have a nasty pinch if you aren't expecting it! lol
    http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/dobsonfly.htm
     
  5. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    good gratious james, what kinda cat is that in ur pic? surely not a cat? lol
     
  6. onlyriverfish

    onlyriverfish Member

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    Its a blue. It was a tough looking dude for sure!
     
  7. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    kool . i dont know but i been seeing red dragon flys
     
  8. onlyriverfish

    onlyriverfish Member

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    Jack you arre too cool! Thanks man!
    No I dont intend to use it for bait ,but I want to know what the baitfish are eating that my next north american record blue would be chasing up there over the top of the heads.

    All these little tid bits build confidence in a guy to fish the areas with assurance that his prey may well be there. Gotta read this interesting info.

    Thanks again!