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TODAY @ 4:38 PM
Manitou
Manitou
USER since 7/23/03

Those black spots in the Rock bass are called, Black Spot.  They are the encysted larvae of an intestinal parasite found in fish eating birds, like Blue Herons.

The bird poops in the water, the eggs in the poop hatch into swimming larvae, find and burrow into fish, and encapsulate themselves as black cysts.  The birds eat the fish, the parasite emerges from the cysts, attaches to the birds gut, and grows into an adult parasitic worm, to complete the cycle.

Rock bass seem to be especially susceptible to Black Spot, but I have seen it in Bluegill, Perch, and bass too.  I can handle eating fish with a few black spots, but get squeamish if there are more than 10 spots per filet.

White spot is even worse.  A different species of worm that encapsulates as a much larger white grub.  When you filet a fish with white grub, white worms actually come slithering out.

The are also safe to eat, but completely disgusting.  Bon Appetit

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TODAY @ 4:16 PM
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DocAl
DocAl
USER since 10/7/10

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

On at 8:00, off at 11:45.  Trolled for Crappie early in Geneva Bay for an hour with wife, some hits but nothing.  she gets antsy, so off to the piers for some action on the north shore with water temp @ 59 degrees in 2-5 FOW and slayed on every cast with simple ultralight, split shot and half a crawler.   I was cleaning the rockies and they had these little black dots throughout the flesh.   Parasites?   edible?  Anyone have knowledge of this phenomenon which I have not seen widely before? DNR told me they are safe to eat, but should be cooked well.     I guess no Rock Bass sushi tonight, ugh.

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TODAY @ 3:24 PM
wisco bass man
wisco bass man
MEMBER since 2/21/14

Eellpout / Burbot?

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TODAY @ 2:23 PM
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scubatelco
scubatelco
USER since 12/29/12

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

Saw something really weird on Wednesday. Looked like an eel but how did it end up in Lake Geneva. Maybe a small dog fish but sure was weird. Anybody have any ideas what I saw?

Caught a nice 4.5 lb small mounth bass on plastic slow rolling in 12 feet.

Edited on 5/24/18 2:44 PM
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5/23/18 @ 10:17 PM
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William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Had a one man this morning from 6am till 11:30am we started with big jig and had boat in 22ft casting in with a drag and hop. The bite was quick and smallmouth won the day but a few largemouth also graced our presence but when the bite died it was done. We bounced from spot to spot from 20ft to the docks when we went shallow we would see so many fish it drove us back out as they would not bite and the kitchen sink is to heavy to cast to long. Making one last stop we were casting little jig and I landed a fat smallmouth. The key was a quick hookset and letting bait fall on slack line. 

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5/23/18 @ 5:11 PM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous
Yeah thanks for the posts guys! Pro-V. Been a real tuff 5 yrs for you and tour friends! God bless you all! Nice contribution to his mom! Glad to  see fishing still keeps all your family and friends content and rewarded with good fishing nights! As these days and nights make everything awesome! Keep up the great reports! And I sympathize with you as you did when my friend passed 7 yrs ago! Tight lines!

Edited on 5/23/18 5:13 PM
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5/23/18 @ 2:49 PM
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johnp
johnp
USER since 6/6/04

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Waxing Gibbous

Went big bass hunting with Doug Becker yesterday and he did not disappoint.  29 fish brought to the boat, almost all LM's.  BB went 5 1/2 with almost all caught on jigs.  51 to 56 degrees.

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5/23/18 @ 10:00 AM
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prov
prov
USER since 12/21/04

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

Got out with Brad from 6-830 today,with almost all fish 12 ft or less.Jig and jerkbaits again,smallies seem to be a lot deeper and recouping.All largies except 1 baby smallie,move alot if they dont bite quick their not their.Water temp still around 54-55 but going up quick this week.I would like to dedicate this morning to Brad's mom who passed away sat night may she rest in peace.

Edited on 5/23/18 10:03 AM
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5/23/18 @ 5:49 AM
thefly
thefly
USER since 2/27/09

Any crappie bite?

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5/22/18 @ 7:33 PM
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William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Had a one man from 4pm till 8pm we started in 16ft casting in with big and little jig with the big jig doing the heavy lifting with largemouth in the 1 to 2 lb range so we made a move and set up in 22ft casting in. The bite was light but when you set the hook it was a big fat smallmouth we ended with 6 went back shallow (12ft ) casting in and caught a couple more largemouth the rock bass so time to go in. 

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