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Bugs in the hole

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I was up in Mora on Knife fishing this past weekend. While we were fishing we had a bug swim to the top of our hole. It looked like a stick, but definetly a bug. I've never seen this sort of thing before. But it definitely liked the frigid water. It was probably 3 inches long with 1 1/2 inch legs. Had 3 different ones happen all weekend. Anybody know what these things are?

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My only guess would be a walking stick, but I've only seen them in the summer, never winter. I don't know if walking sticks can live in water either, but other than a walking stick, I have no idea. confused.gif

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It was prolly a dragonfly larvae. Google "dragonfly larvae". It will return some pics.

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Dragonfly larvae don't look like sticks though. But sorry, I have no idea what it might be either.

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I have seen these come up into a hole before also.They do look exactly like a walking stick.Wonder if they would be good bait?

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A couple of weekends ago I had a dime sized beetle-looking bug pop up in the hole. It swam around on top for 30 seconds or so and then dove back under water and swam away under the ice. I was hoping to see a nice sized northern take a run at it while it was still in view grin.gif. I'd never seen it before.

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Couple weekends ago, I saw the biggest water beetle I have ever seen come up into the hole. Had a good set of pinchers on the front too. About the size of a quarter or bigger..

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Pathogen,

Thanks - this is exactly what I had seen. Just glad I used the minnow scoop to take it out of the water instead of my hand. From what I read, they are supposed to be found mainly in Illinois. [image]http://bugguide.net/images/raw/30VQT0GQC02QT04QC0KKC0BQHS9QZSIKLSGKTKKKUKLKB0SKDK1Q1KIKEKPQEKRKWK6QC0RKPK4Q[/image]

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Thanks for the info, I have seen these many times in spear holes, (the skinny ones). Also have caught many beetles in minnow traps. Cool link, thanks again. Brent

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Let's try that again....

[image]http://bugguide.net/images/raw/30VQT0GQC02QT04QC0KKC0BQHS9QZSIKLSGKTKKKUKLKB0SKDK1Q1KIKEKPQEKRKWK6QC0RKPK4Q[/image]

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Always remember to put the .jpg at the eng of the url if its not there. 30VQT0GQC02QT04QC0KKC0BQHS9QZSIKLSGKTKKKwink.gif

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