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Offline hinkydo

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #30 on: Jan 06, 2009, 05:07 PM »
  I've caught them in 30' of water years ago with my Grandfather in the St. Lawrence River outside the brakewall in Cape Vincent.

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #31 on: Jan 06, 2009, 05:14 PM »
thanks mentiply...kind of know what to look for now...

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #32 on: Jan 06, 2009, 05:22 PM »
They keep well in a tropical fish tank;  had one for over a year.  Everyone use to love watching it eat worms, they are viscious when they strike! They are common in the Mohawk River System...
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #33 on: Jan 07, 2009, 08:56 AM »
We've caught them on Canandaigua in the spring.  We call them Hell Benders.
a mud puppy and hellbender are 2 dirrerant creatures

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #34 on: Jan 07, 2009, 08:59 AM »
Well I'm a Madpuppy and a Hellraiser does that count.
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #35 on: Jan 07, 2009, 10:21 AM »
Hudson river around the troy dam

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #36 on: Jan 07, 2009, 10:39 AM »
a mud puppy and hellbender are 2 dirrerant creatures
yeah the hellbenders get much larger
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #37 on: Jan 07, 2009, 01:01 PM »
yeah the hellbenders get much larger
but both of them are very tasty and more meat on the hellbenders

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #38 on: Jan 07, 2009, 01:50 PM »
Seen tons of them crawling around while scuba diving in Canandaigua Lake

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #39 on: Jan 07, 2009, 02:53 PM »
All right I gotta ask do you really eat them?  Your just putting everyone on right? 

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #40 on: Jan 07, 2009, 03:40 PM »
All right I gotta ask do you really eat them?  Your just putting everyone on right? 
they are good . cut head off gut then par boil for a min or 2 peal skin grab stipe and pull all the bones come out then fry in some butter and garlic    yum   yummm

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #41 on: Feb 06, 2009, 09:11 PM »
I catch um quite frequently at Lock 7. I didn't believe in them until I caught one. They are nasty. I call um water pit bulls !!!  They will hiss and chase you. I don't know about eating them tho.. U people who eat them, do u eat Eels too ??? I used to catch alot of Eels at 7 too, but for some reason they have been gone for the last 3 years... Good they suck too !!!
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #42 on: Feb 06, 2009, 09:23 PM »
My friend caught 3 in a row at chatauqua earlier this year all 12" big ugly critters . He slipped them into my perch pucket. sounds like maybe I should have cleaned him and ate him but I couldnt do it
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #43 on: Feb 06, 2009, 09:27 PM »
i caught one on sandy pond last weekend it was the biggest one i have ever seen it must have been at least 16 inches 3 words describe them bullheads with legs lol!

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #44 on: Feb 07, 2009, 07:37 AM »
with a guy that caught one 18 plus on a 4 inch shinner on sandy back about 5 years or so. hit the ice and ran down a hole 20 feet away. only one ive ever seen come out

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #45 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:26 AM »
oswego river the lake in fulton and tannery creek
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #46 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:27 AM »
Belmont Lake in Wayne county PA has them-at least the 2 that I have seen-1 on the ice and 1 on the AquaVu-aren't they just so cute >:D

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #47 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:29 AM »
We got one yesterday on Lake Erie ..

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #48 on: Feb 07, 2009, 09:22 AM »
the first ever ice shanty mud puppy derby!!!!!!!! 

Offline outdoorjohn2

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #49 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:04 PM »
Does anyone one know of Mud Puppies in Seneca Lake?

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #50 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:12 PM »
That's a little one, saw one on Sandy two years ago, about 12" and FAT.
In Tennessee on the Hiawasee river, we foound one while trout fishing, white as a ghost.  We thought that it was dead, but just old.  The thing was over 2 feet long, unbelievable!!

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #51 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:28 PM »
That's a little one, saw one on Sandy two years ago, about 12" and FAT.
In Tennessee on the Hiawasee river, we foound one while trout fishing, white as a ghost.  We thought that it was dead, but just old.  The thing was over 2 feet long, unbelievable!!
thats a hellbender

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #52 on: Feb 08, 2009, 08:43 AM »
thats a hellbender

Exactly...... ;D
Four legs, flat head, stubby legs, rudder tail, still carrying gills from the larvae stage.  Difference is, not limited to, the Hellbender is completely aquatic absorbing oxygen mainly thru it's skin, it's gills are simply slits left over from birth.
The mud puppy, or water dog is what we call them in TN, has protruding gills that are bright red that it uses for it's oxygen gathering.



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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #53 on: Feb 08, 2009, 09:05 AM »
Go out on Owasco in June at night. Shine a light so you can see the bottom off any of the points about 8' deep- the bottom will be crawlin' with them- 1 about every 4-5 feet. Must be when they spawn/breed or whatever it is they do.

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #54 on: Feb 08, 2009, 09:11 AM »
 i never really  learned the differance between a hellbender or mud puppy i think  there both about the same thing
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #55 on: Feb 08, 2009, 09:18 AM »
i never really  learned the differance between a hellbender or mud puppy i think  there both about the same thing
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #56 on: Feb 08, 2009, 10:26 AM »

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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #57 on: Feb 08, 2009, 10:38 AM »
Got one in irondequoit bay :o
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Re: what waters have Mud Puppies in.
« Reply #59 on: Feb 08, 2009, 03:46 PM »
i never really  learned the differance between a hellbender or mud puppy i think  there both about the same thing
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Same thing..... if you mean they both look like salamanders, they are not the same though, not even in the species.

 



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