Went fishing at Berlin Saturday and caught 8 large mouth bass between 2-4 pounds each, kept 3 to eat and when I cleaned them one of the fish had several strange looking parasites it's stomach. I have seen them years ago in bass from mogadore but have not been keeping a lot of fish lately therefore have not seen them lately I guess. Anyway I am not sure if it is a tapeworm, roundworm or some other type of nematode. It looks like a small worm that is curled up into a tight ball. If you can imagine what a garden hose looks like spooled up, that is what it resembles. The worm is probably 1 or 2 inches in length if straightened out. They did not wiggle or more in any way and were pretty firm in nature, but not hard enough as to prevent you from straighten them out. It is my understanding that the division of wildlife says that Ohio fish parasites are not a threat to humans as long as the fish is thoroughly cooked, but doing research on the issue, I cannot find a parasite, which resembles this type in Ohio fish. I did manage too find a picture of a cod worm that is pretty much is a dead ringer for these things I found in this bass. Any one have a good answer for what these things are or do others routinely see these in other types of fish. The fish did not have these in the flesh of the fish only the stomach.