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Mark Dahlquist  
#1 Posted : Friday, June 14, 2019 12:58:11 PM(UTC)
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I puled the lamprey off and wow was that weird. He did not like that. Wiggled like crazy. Here is the mark left from the lamprey was removed.


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This was in Dunn County. September 2017 the same stream I spotted a lamprey swimming on his own and netted him:

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Talking to Shebs I believe this is a chestnut lampry.
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mmalyuk on 6/14/2019(UTC)
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Pete  
#2 Posted : Friday, June 14, 2019 3:16:18 PM(UTC)
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What does anyone know of chestnut lampreys (it's the first I've ever heard of them)? Are they native to the upper Midwest? I hope they're not invasives. An indicator of high quality water?

Cool pictures of it. The brook trout owes you one for removing it.
shebs  
#3 Posted : Friday, June 14, 2019 3:35:32 PM(UTC)
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According to MN DNR, there are two species of parasitic lampreys - chestnut and silver. The document I found didn't have much detail about them, but I don't think they're invasive. (Just Google mn parasitic lamprey and you should find it, linking a pdf is too much work for me on my phone right now lol)
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