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Jighead and Brad Anderson were fishing a week or 2 back and they pulled up this interesting specimen. Anyone want to take a stab as to how this happened? They said it didn't have ANY signs of scars that would've come from predators.

It came out of Devils Lake.

 

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scoliosis of the walleye

Hunchback walleye

that was a wallhanger for sure or should have kept it alive & donated to someone to study ???

Maybe it was part Rattle snake & it was ready to strike ??? :D

Did it bite on a Mr Twister :roll:

Did it come from under the High Voltage power lines ??? :)

was it missing part of it's belly or is it all crooked ??? Weird for sure :huh:

I know it bit you & you drop kicked it :lol:

Left it in the cooler all night on a can of beer ??? :biggrin:
 

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Yup, you found yourself a "Quasimodo" Walleye.

I would venture to guess it was injured or malformed in it's youth. It was able to grow to adulthood and by the looks of it feed well. I have seen this in several species of fish.

Odds are untell he met up with you folks, he or she was doing OK.

I have seen catfish in the high 20's with such maladies that appear to be doing very well.
 

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Was in Minneapolis this weekend and went to the zoo. They had a dolphin, I know, different animal, but it looked extremely similar to this. They said that she had scoliosis of the spine!! Was otherwise very normal.
 

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Yup...they have had that dolphin for as long as I can remember...
 

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Backwater Eddy is right, the fish received a back injury when it was young more than likely. I have seen this in Northern Pike several times.
 

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I am trying to find my old aquatic ecology text book to confirm, but I believe the fish had a parasite (typically when in the fry stage) that caused the weird body form.
 
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