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Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: yukonjeff] #7714341
11/10/22 08:03 PM
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Did not know that conger eels got that big, 96 pounds wow we used to get them up to 4 foot but only 15 pounds maybe, not sure of weight.....jk


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Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: yukonjeff] #7714352
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I never saw them dip lamprey when I was at Galena. Where on the Yukon was the video taken? I see we have two types of them in ND. I have never see any sign of them here. When I was working in WA, the USDA guys fished pike minnows off the power deck of the dam. They used a olive green tube jig and as soon as one of them caught a pike minnow they would collect lamprey about four inches long and add them to the tube jug hook. You could catch a lot more pike minnow with them than without. Every pike minnow had lamprey in them. Even at four inches they were very durable on a hook. You could catch a lot of pike minnow and not need a new one.


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Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: yukonjeff] #7714434
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Jeff lives around 100 river miles from the Yukon delta. Mountain Village. Looonnng ways from Galena.
Jeff, are you serious about the eels affecting salmon numbers?

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Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: martentrapper] #7714442
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
Jeff lives around 100 river miles from the Yukon delta. Mountain Village. Looonnng ways from Galena.
Jeff, are you serious about the eels affecting salmon numbers?

I figured he was closer to the coast from other video's I have seen of his. Do you think the lamprey don't go up the river as far as Galena? Are they a salt water lamprey that comes up into the fresh water to span?


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Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: yukonjeff] #7714444
11/10/22 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by J.Morse
The lamprey they are dipping is not the same invasive lamprey specie we have here in the Great Lakes. The non native (not native to all except Lake Ontario) Sea lamprey is the one we fight to control. The ones in the Yukon are, I believe, called Arctic lamprey. Jeff, chime in if I'm full of beans! Those things must be incredibly thick to be able to scoop them up in numbers like that. What a tremendous food source for those folks. I'll bet a guy could can up a cooker or two full in no time. Interesting stuff, thanks Yukonjeff.



Thanks guys.

Yes correct .They are Arctic Lamprey. I have jarred them before and worked great. Tasted like canned sardines. Just mix it with mayo and made a good spread.

Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: MJM] #7714447
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Originally Posted by MJM
Originally Posted by martentrapper
Jeff lives around 100 river miles from the Yukon delta. Mountain Village. Looonnng ways from Galena.
Jeff, are you serious about the eels affecting salmon numbers?

I figured he was closer to the coast from other video's I have seen of his. Do you think the lamprey don't go up the river as far as Galena? Are they a salt water lamprey that comes up into the fresh water to span?


I am 70 miles inland, I know they go as far as Grayling, probably farther, salmon swim that far I imagine eels can.

They are salt water eels that drop off when the salmon hit fresh water,then they come into fresh water during November to spawn in the mud.

I never saw one on a salmon but I see the marks. I imagine if several got attached to a young salmon, I believe they could in fact hurt its chances of survival, if not kill it.

Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: yukonjeff] #7714908
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Thanks Jeff, that is what I figured they did. Now that you mention them dropping off salmon in the fresh water, I can remember hearing that before. Despite their similar body shape, the lamprey and eel are not closely related. Lamprey are actually more closely related to hagfish and sharks. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: yukonjeff] #7719157
11/16/22 01:46 PM
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Hi jeff , i sent u a pm as well , but is it possible for the artic lamprey to be harvested n sold ? Ive been looking for lamprey from the west coast and cant seem to find any.

Re: Lamprey Eel's [Re: yukonjeff] #7719220
11/16/22 03:05 PM
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Yes there is a commercial fishery here, but you may be a little late this year.

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