Originally Posted by midcoastmaine420
What is sea lice? Do i sound stupid asking this?
Don't be afraid to ask. Up until I caught these, I had never actually seen sea lice before. From what I've read up on them, they are the larvae form of some thing, sea anemones I think. They're just superficial parasites that like to suck on stripers for a little bit and jump off. I've read a lot of debate on whether sea lice on a striper is good or bad. For what it means to us in these northern states is that the striper is fresh, meaning just migrated into the area. After some time along the NE they will jump ship. Sea lice tend not to like our water (temps, ph, etc.) They never go deeper than scales and skin and will usually vacate the premises rather quickly after landing the fish. So no problems if you plan on making dinner. I filet and skin my stripers anyways so no worries here. This is what I have gathered from my inquisitive lurking on the sea lice topic. Anybody, please correct me if I've shot out some mis-information. Like I said before... I'm just a first year noob to stripers. BTW, Steve I was chuckin' out seaworms.