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#1749422 - 08/17/18 07:42 PM Housatonic Mudpuppy report
O-BASS Offline


Registered: 06/04/03
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I know there's not a lot of chatter on this particular forum under this topic, but I wanted to officially make a report with the DEEP regarding the discovery of a mudpuppy in the Housatonic River. To my knowledge these are not found anywhere else in the state other than the Connecticut River and Housatonic rarely. and I've only seen a few reports of those, usually while ice fishing or bait fishing.

I've got photos which I will upload later today but the mudpuppy was found at the Bull's Bridge power plant outflow, right by the rocks where the kayak launch was installed for Portage. The specimen was approximately 10 inches long.

Edited by O-BASS (08/18/18 07:09 AM)

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#1749483 - 08/18/18 01:57 PM Re: Housatonic Mudpuppy report [Re: O-BASS]
Chris D Offline

Registered: 11/19/02
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Those are some neat creatures. I am looking forward to the pics O.
#1749485 - 08/18/18 02:50 PM Re: Housatonic Mudpuppy report [Re: O-BASS]
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A girl in high school was nicknamed mudpuppy! biggrin

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#1749487 - 08/18/18 03:08 PM Re: Housatonic Mudpuppy report [Re: O-BASS]
rabbidhunter1 Offline

Registered: 06/05/08
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Loc: Wallingford, CT
I live in Meriden and I know a few places close by that has them . Always cool to see and catch we used to catch em in a brook in town when we were in out teens . The big ones on the ct river are impressive

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#1753787 - 10/26/18 09:09 AM Re: Housatonic Mudpuppy report [Re: O-BASS]
PNarducci Offline

Registered: 11/01/02
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Mud puppy go to fishstanley and check out there lures. New colors and sizes coming out soon

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#1753794 - 10/26/18 11:08 AM Re: Housatonic Mudpuppy report [Re: O-BASS]
Jeremiah G Offline

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Registered: 03/25/04
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Loc: Marlborough
I recall hearing about them being caught in the CT River..


#1755110 - 11/22/18 12:32 PM Re: Housatonic Mudpuppy report [Re: Jeremiah G]
EGGNOG Offline
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 3296
Loc: Watertown

One from Wethersfield Cove a few years back. It was caught ice fishing . I can't remember who caught it . So slimy


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