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Offline Tafton Dan

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Eel
« on: February 04, 2017, 08:56:13 PM »
Caught my first eel on a tip up today. The same tip-up. at about 25 fow,  produced a nice fat bullhead, a 13 inch perch and this eel all within about 90 minutes.






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Eel
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Offline gee-dub

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Re: Eel
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 09:14:03 PM »
Man I haven't caught one of those since I was a kid carp fishing all the time. What an oddball catch on the ice!

Offline CowDawg

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Re: Eel
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 09:19:42 PM »
Never seen one caught on the ice... Good eatin'....

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Re: Eel
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 11:37:47 PM »
Oh geez!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate those things!!!!!!!!!!  :(

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Offline chez

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Re: Eel
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 06:53:33 PM »
Where were you fishing to catch an eel Dan???
Ive caught hundreds but, never on the ice.
That is Neet.
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Re: Eel
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 08:31:41 PM »
Very cool!! Never heard of an eel being iced!!😎
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Offline Tafton Dan

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Re: Eel
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 08:25:54 PM »
Where were you fishing to catch an eel Dan???
Ive caught hundreds but, never on the ice.
That is Neet.

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Offline Jiggerman

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Re: Eel
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 09:07:57 PM »
Wow did not know there were even eels in there.

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Offline kenP

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Re: Eel
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 12:24:18 AM »
very cool!  That is a new one for me too - never heard of an eel coming through the ice
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Re: Eel
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 07:26:14 AM »
I never knew Fsirveiw had eels either.
Very neet.
Keens lake has eel.
I read that an eel can travel over land to get to a knew body of water.
It would be a long walk for that eel from the Lackawaxin  river or the delaware....
Very interesting.
Too bad there wasent an eel catagory in the tournament.you would take the prize.
Great job Dan.thanks for the pic.
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Offline Its ice

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Re: Eel
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2017, 04:04:04 PM »
first i saw an eel iced also.....i used to catch them at keen lake when i was really young....parents took us camping there. i didnt know there were eels in faiview either.....what an odd ball catch......
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Re: Eel
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 09:42:00 AM »
usually they're not active during the winter. pretty cool that you caught one. maybe that warm rainy weather we had made it dig it's way out.
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Re: Eel
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 01:09:15 PM »
Cool to get one through the ice. They're normally dormant (as spider said) or buried in the mud in winter. When I was a kid it was big sport to gig (spear) them in winter, you just keep stabbing the soft mud bottom with the spear till you feel the beast. They are catadromous, which means they live in fresh water and go to sea to spawn. The ones around here spawn in the Sargasso Sea, east of Bermuda. They will crawl up and over pretty large dams while migrating so I would guess they might crawl overland a bit as well. If the pond has even a small stream outlet, that's how they get in and out.

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Re: Eel
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2017, 07:28:00 AM »
Very neat catch,back when Oneida lake was first settled on main fish was atlantic salmon and the eel,spearing was main way as well  for the ell here Stuart,the old box trucks full of ice would station in Brewerton and the fisherman would make there money helping load these trucks and off to the big city they went,also frogs were a huge thing as well,larger bullfrogs are few and far between now a days,
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