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    Re: Finally the my first bass of 2013

    Two dorsal fins looks disconnected(?) -> LMB(?)

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    Re: Finally the my first bass of 2013

    I agree, looks like a largemouth. Definitely not a small mouth.

    Nice bass regardless!! Congrats on your first bass of the year.

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    Re: Finally the my first bass of 2013

    I compared the bass that I think is spotted with other largemouths I have caught. I can see a better difference once side by side. Can you? The one I think is Spotted is in the top right picture. I think this is good for the forum to be able to tell the difference between the two, especially if you are in a tournament. I'll let this go for now until I catch another and take better pics if it is!
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    Finally the my first bass of 2013

    Totally a largemouth.

    Look at where the jaws are, always a give away.


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    Re: Finally the my first bass of 2013

    I would have guessed Largemouth.
    Last edited by Nor*Cal; 01-16-2013 at 02:51 PM.

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    Finally the my first bass of 2013

    Not a small mouth bass for sure IMO


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    Re: Finally the my first bass of 2013

    I catch bass like that all the time in our local rivers and sloughs. They have bodies and patterns like largemouth bass but their mouths are small and they have spikey tounges. Spots are usually darker colored and prefer clearer water. I think you have either a smallmouth or a smallmouth/largemouth hybrid. I just call them river bass because I usually catch them in murky rivers, no where else.

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    Re: Finally the my first bass of 2013

    In case anyone was still interested in this ID, I got an email back from a fish biologist at UC Davis who said she would say it was a Spotted Bass based on mouth size and the dotted line lower pattern. Just got another email from a retired DFG agent who said it also looked like a spot to him. So I am going to hit that spot hard and try to get some more with better pics. Also of the tooth patch on the tongue I hope!
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    Re: Finally the my first bass of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by hybrid90 View Post
    The last pic you've posted is a largemouth if I'm not mistaken and yes, large/small/black/striped are all different types of bass.

    From the first pic you've posted while it was in the water.. it looked like a black bass or spotted bass. Small mouth bass have the vertical diamond shaped coloring going down the width of the fish kinda like a tiger.

    Either ways.. a bass is a bass and it's cool that you've caught it when it's super cold outside.

    Btw.. which creek was this if you don't mind sharing. I'm dying to catch just about anything in this weather! LOL
    What I was saying is that largemouth, spotted, smallmouth, etc are types of black basses. Striper is not a type of black bass, they are a different genus more of a true bass where black basses are more of the sunfish type.
    When you say Black Bass or spotted bass to me they are the same thing, just black bass is way more vague.
    Try any creek that you know has bass in it, I think its easier to fish for them now because they can't go in that deep water that you can't reach bank fishing. I was in a creek off the Guadalupe River
    Black bass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Finally the my first bass of 2013

    I just love catching em so never took the time to look at each one. For me spots and largemouth are the same thing lol. I always knew the difference but never cared ;-)


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