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Old 01-01-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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I am sure many are familar with this but those who are not here is a picture of an Amber Jack that we caught and the worms in the tail section. Really kills your appitite.
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:35 PM   #2
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That's OK. Got the same looking worms in speckled trout. Always heard the worms are 98% water and fry right out. They don't bother me on bit.

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Are the worms usually found only in the tail section?
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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Are the worms usually found only in the tail section?

That is where I find them in SE donkey's.....the one's in the picture look small compared to the fat slugs I have seen.
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Hey... worms gotta eat to!
All you have to decide is to cut them out or leave them in... no problem.
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I cut them out when I filet my fish. Most of the locals down here in Louisiana say that when the fish is cooked, the worms disappear. WRONG!!! If you don't take them out, you are eating cooked worms with your fish. I guarantee you that if you eat trout and a lot of other saltwater fish in a restuarant, you are eating worms, they dont take the time to remove them prior to cooking. Enjoy!!!! Doc of the Bay
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:18 PM   #7
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Here is a link to some more information on this subject. The study focused more on trout and drum but I am almost certain that we are dealing with the same thing here. ...................... just another problem caused by sharks ............

http://www.seagrantfish.lsu.edu/reso...hettiworms.htm
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:37 AM   #8
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Are the worms usually found only in the tail section?
The last one I caught off N Carolina had most of the worms in the tail but a few more small pockets of worms around the mid section. Some people around here just ignore them, not me, I cut them out.
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i'll have mine without the worms!
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:16 AM   #10
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Can't be any worse than eating a whole soft shell crab.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:27 AM   #11
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Nevermind the worms! where did it eat that penny?
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Any fish that sits on or in close proximity (caution that's a big word for me ) to structure will have worms
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Does anyone know why those parasites are present on the East Coast and not so much in the northern gulf?
I have cleaned many Amberjack and I have only seen Parasites in one AJ.
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Here is a link to some more information on this subject. The study focused more on trout and drum but I am almost certain that we are dealing with the same thing here. ...................... just another problem caused by sharks ............

http://www.seagrantfish.lsu.edu/reso...hettiworms.htm
tunatic, the above mentioned article blames it on water conditions. That may be the reason. Not really sure. The worms have been in every big AJ we have cleaned.

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Does anyone know why those parasites are present on the East Coast and not so much in the northern gulf?
I have cleaned many Amberjack and I have only seen Parasites in one AJ.
I have seen them in the Atlantic ones I have caught and nary a one from the the gulf fish

Man thats shit is gross
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:53 PM   #16
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See'em in specks all them time, I usually remove them.

The few amberjack I caught didn't have worms that I could see.
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Specks here have them alot. I also have seen them in bass plentiful from the spillway
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If you would have cleaned him closer to the bone, you wouldn't have even seen the worms

J/K, I haven't seen too many groups of worms like that, just the irridescent and green slug lookin ones, both in red grouper and AJ's.
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You got to be kidding me, we see them all the time in our AJ, particularly the older, larger fish .............. maybe I need to change platforms or according to the study, kill off some of those endangered sharks ............... or maybe teach the sharks to eat the sea turtles so I don't have to carry a tire on my boat
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what I find odd is that here is NC, any AJ over 10 lbs is pretty much guaranteed to have worms. However, I've never seen any speckled trout with worms here.
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