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Al514May 20th, 2008, 11:56 am
Central New York

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I caught this brown trout today during a caddis hatch, and took a look inside of its mouth to see if I could see any of the bugs it was taking. When I looked inside its mouth, I saw these hook-like things on its tongue. This was a wild fish - I dont know if that has anything to do with it. Maybe its something I just haven't noticed before? Does anyone else see any of these on a trouts tongue?
Al514May 23rd, 2008, 7:19 pm
Central New York

Posts: 142
No pictures this time - but, I caught some rainbows tonight and they ALL had these barbs on their tongue. I guess its just normal and I just didn't see them before.
VermonterMay 25th, 2008, 7:40 pm
Posts: 15Brown Trout Fly Fishing A Practical Guide by Chris Francis- Vomerine teeth...
Not sure about location in mouth vs tongue..
CaseyPMay 30th, 2008, 7:49 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
caught the first of the season (15 inch stocked brown) on Wednesday and took the time to really look in the mouth: yep, 4 little teeth on the tongue. no wonder getting the hook out can be a scratchy business!

dropped the first trout i ever caught on my own right on the bank because i was so startled to feel the teeth. they don't tell you about them in beginner classes and books.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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