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Lake: Big Thompson Ponds

Freshwater Mussel?

Post By: ualgremlin      Posted: 3/20/2015 4:27:59 PM     Points: 3541    
This is the largest freshwater mussel I have ever seen.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 3/20/2015 4:50:40 PM     Points: 3772    
That's actually a clam.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 3/20/2015 4:58:13 PM     Points: 8397    
one on the far left looks like a left hand....sorry couldn't resist :)
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 3/20/2015 6:07:24 PM     Points: 2757    
That is most like the floater mussel.
It is the largest native mussel in Colorado.
:)

I find them every now and then, with my largest live specimen about that size. The largest shell I've found is about 1.5 times that size, it was a big one.

FS
 Reply by: ualgremlin      Posted: 3/20/2015 7:35:59 PM     Points: 3541    
Any palm readers in the house? :-)
 Reply by: Luke the Dog      Posted: 3/20/2015 7:59:46 PM     Points: 37    
Judging by that second pic, you have freakishly large thumb...
 Reply by: fishman1      Posted: 3/20/2015 8:09:09 PM     Points: 20932    
Boyd Lake was full of those 40 years ago. When the water level was down a person just had to walk barefoot through the shallows and you could feel them in the mud.

Bill
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 3/21/2015 9:41:42 AM     Points: 2352    
After reading your palm, it appears that you will have fruitful and successful 2015 soft water excursions! Let me know if I am right. Good Fishing!
Ski
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 3/21/2015 12:47:41 PM     Points: 2757    
Here is a resource that may help.

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Enjoy!!

FS