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Fished yesterday and caught a fish with visible copepod parasites at the base of the dorsal and adipose fins. Wondering if anyone else has seen this on the river. I pulled them off. Kind of gnar. 



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My guess is probably that fish isn't too healthy, but I'm not sure. There was algae on the banks last time I was there since the flows are so low and slow, so maybe that fish is hanging out in the slack water since it is sick, and picked up parasites?

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This has been around for years. I would say we see them on 7 out of 10 fish.



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Yeah I agree, I’ve been seeing those things on putah trout for as long as I’ve fished the creek (40 ish) years



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