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Freshwater jellyfish

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by Fishsmith85, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Fishsmith85

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    Found a school/pod of freshwater jellyfish yesterday. I've heard of them before but never actually seen any. Does anyone know anything about them, like are they good or bad for a lake or how they actually show up in bodies of water. ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1506108130.199661.jpg ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1506108157.401292.jpg
     
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  2. Quack Addict

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    Maybe it's just me, but when I read "freshwater jellyfish", something else came to mind...
     
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  3. Fishsmith85

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    I made sure there were multiple tentacles!
     
  4. Shoeman

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    I remember seeing them in Croton or Hardy
     
  5. Zib

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    Reading the title I thought I was going to see one of these "jellyfishes".

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    If I remember the news story a little while back, VERY rare to see and harmless.
     
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    UMMM. the first 2 pics. Not the Trojonjelly
     
  8. swampbuck

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    Seen them in Houghton lake once, years ago.
     
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    We use to have to take them off the downrigger cables in Lake Mich. At time they were real bad out of Saugatuck
     
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    Extremely poisonous. Lethal. Toxins take a bout a week to infiltrate your blood and then the symptoms will start.

    Not!

    Couple lakes I used to fish in the Yankee Springs area (SW Mich) were full of them. Super cool to look at. Most people will never see one.

     
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    Zib, don't confuse them with the more common Detroit River, freshwater Squid!

    The jellies tend to show up once a month for about 7 days. They have been known to force quite a few men off the water (or won't let them go to begin with). During this time they are attracted to chocolate, hate men, are extremely moody, and can be aggressive for no reason. They are the primary reason men have Man Caves, guys night out, and Thursday night football
     
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    Never fully trust any animal that can bleed for a week and not die. :lol:
     
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    heck that's just a juvenile
     
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    I found freshwater jellies in Horsehead lake. Buddies still make fun of me about it lol. They didn't believe it. Seems most people have no idea they exist.