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bagman
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Species: trout

lamprey

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A friend who recently caught a 9lb pike reported it had 3 lamprey wounds on it. Caught in Mallettes bay. Any warmwater fisherman had lamprey wounds on their pike, walleye, bass, etc?
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flyguy
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Species: atlantic salmon

Re: lamprey

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Is your friend SURE that they are lamprey wounds? Frequently, pike exhibit sores that could be mistaken for lamprey wounds. There are two different things that cause these - lymphosarcoma and red sore. Pike also often exhibit open sores from spawning activity.
riverrunner
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Re: lamprey

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I have caught a few with lamprey scars. Not normal because of their tough skin
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