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report here GENERAL location & size of fish

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Last week got some with the red microbacteriosis cr** all over them.

out of the 4 short fish we released in the backbay - 2 had microbacteriosis, one had pound net damage but otherwise looked fine, and the other was healthy and fat with sea lice a nice freshie.

at the dock saw a bigger fish with the micro that was caught in the bay.

[ 05-03-2006, 09:57 AM: Message edited by: Brian E. Mullaney ]
 

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I caught and tagged 514 bass last year and NONE had the red spots
So far this year 27 and no red spots
I'm fishing north end of Cape May County.
I have heard of several with red spoits in southern part of the county
 

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So Far All Of Mine Have Been Clean Brian...


But did they look like any of these ?


Here is a interesting one-
Started out with just a little spot,but see all this dis-colored area ?

It quickly turned into this after it became airborn.


This one along with the other was determined just some type of bacterial infection after I sent them out to Fish & Wildlife for a little research..


[ 05-03-2006, 03:20 PM: Message edited by: NIGHTSTRIKES ]
 

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Dude I didn't know what that was last year and caught it and I thought it was damaged by another fish trying to eat him.... I ate the fish but nothing wrong just cut out the area that was looking like that..
 

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after a couple dozen beers i woke with a broad that had that :eek:
 

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NS - one looked just like the top picture

had one single nast sore

the one I saw at the dock was red over 75% of its body :(
 
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i caught a fluke that looked like it had a sore on it. It was yummy.
 

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Trout Too, Although I Wasn't Sure If This Was Done During The Spawning Period Or This Sucker Escaped The Jaws of Something Bigger With Teeth.
 

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the sick guy last Friday was my first. Baystalker also caught one with sores.

Then when we got to the dock a charter came in with a bigger fish that had the reddish cr** all over it

so I went from seeing none (just hearing about em) to seeing 3 in one day.
 

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can that stuff infect people? I am not talking about eating cooked fish but rather can it infect a person through the skin? If yes, what are the symptoms?
 

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Originally posted by MakeMeNuts:
can that stuff infect people? I am not talking about eating cooked fish but rather can it infect a person through the skin? If yes, what are the symptoms?
Yes,some strains are very contagious and I would suggest if you catch such fish with something to not touch it.Wear gloves if possible.And NJ Fish& Game will pick it up to run some tests on it if you like to do that also...
 

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Fished Susky Flats last Friday and a few of the dinks had what appeared to be rust spots under their scales. Caught some larger stripers which appeard to be healthy. My buddy who lives down there said that only a few stripers he has caught have had myobacterois. I was told that you should not handle these fish especially if you have an open cut. Disease is called fish handlers disease and could be fatal.
 

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Definitely - the sick one spiked me when I was checking his sores out :eek:

- Sheet da Bed had a topical antibiotic thank you sister!
 

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What are you supposed to do with the fish? Kill or release?

Are any other species affected by this bacteria?

Is it in the fish or is it in the water?
 

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I have caught them in all areas that I fish.

Hey Strikes remember we had a few in last years tourney???

I am catch and release so I do not have to worry about being infected....
 

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TAKE A LOOK AT THE STRIPER FORUM UNDER BOUNTY HUNTER.LOOK AT THE PICTURE,THE TWO FISH THE MEN ARE HOLDING HAVE RED FINS IN BACK OF THE GILLS AND SOME RED TOWAEDS THE UNDERSIDE.THE YOUNGE LADIES STRIPER IS PURE.SOMETIMES THE RED TINT IS MORE PRONOUNCED.ANY THOUGHTS OR AM I NIT PICKING??
 

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BIGGEST - THATS IT IN THE BOUNTY PICS - TWO HAVE IT

SOMETIMES THE WHOLE FISH IS LIGHT PINKISH - OTHER TIMES THERE IS JUST ONE NASTY SORE

SCIENTISTS THINK FROM WHAT I HAVE READ THE RUNOFF INTO THE CHESSY CHOKING THE OXYGEN LEVELS HAS ALLOWED THIS STUFF TO START GROWIN

I WONDER IF THEY SEE IT IN NEW ENGLAND OR IF ITS ONLYU RESIDENT FISH WHO GET IT - MAYBE ONCE THEY FET OUT IN THE OCEAN IN BETTER QUALITY WATER IT DIES? WHO KNOWS - ALL I KNOW ITS NASTY SHIRT
 

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one fish I caught last week had a reddish tint on its belly...I was always lloking for a more pronounced sore.

now here is the catch, I got sick last Thursday night and couldn't figure it out. I hope this stuff didn't infect me???? How do you tell? Does it have a specific life span?

Now fishing isn't good for you...what's next?
 
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