Heard tell recently of the night-time migration of what the teller said were leeches through the salt within a few miles of the mouth of a north sound river. This nice fellow - a local who had no reason to tell me a tall tale - claimed that you could see "thousands" of these "leeches" in the top couple feet of the water column at night from his bulkhead and that they could be "as long as your arm". His impression was that they were coming from the river, perhaps post spawn. He says they are black, up to 3-4 inches in diameter with "three teeth in their mouths" and that at some times of the year (he wasn't clear on how often this phenomenon happens) they were firm-fleshed, but that at others they would "disintegrate" in your hand, as though they were dying. After many, many years of fishing the salt and always talking to the local beachfront property owners, this is the first time I've heard this "tale". Can anyone fill in the details? Could these be leeches? Eels? Lamprey? C'mon fisheries folks... should I tie up some 3 ft string leeches for the salt?