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I was out on the potomac today for a change of pace and I hooked and kept a nice blue cat. While cleaning it, I saw this in it's gut. Been messing with cat all my life and never seen this before. I think it's eel skeletons but not sure. I've never even cleaned a Rock with this in it before.
 

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That's way too much vertebrae for an eel (the whole thing would be bone), and the big one looks to have the remains of a decent-sized tail. Also, the "ribs" seem too long for an eel. Don't know what it is, but I don't think it's an eel.
 

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I'm currious also, I saw these in the last two catches of Rock. If there the same, they look like large milipeeds (sp).
That's exactly what they looked like. It looked like to me that these three were individuals and not one large one broken up.
 

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I agree with mike on this one. I use sandeels for monster fluke and you find that exact skeleton in fluke when the sand eels are running.
Ok, sounds good to me. The tale on the picture provided by mike has similar structure. If it is a sandeel, is it common for them to be up in the potomac? Maybe they are. I don't normally fish there this time of the year. Thanks everyone for all the input.
 

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The problem with the sand eel theory is that he said he was catfishing in the Potomac....presumably up the Potomac a ways. Would sand eels be up the Potomac?
 
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