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What Fish Is This? #7877598
06/03/23 06:38 PM
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It looks like a little bass except for the orange spot on its tail. Caught in a creek in southeastern Pennsylvania. [Linked Image]


Eh...wot?

Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877601
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looks like a small mouth bass to me

Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877602
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Baitfish.


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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: PARich] #7877604
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Originally Posted by PARich
looks like a small mouth bass to me


That’s what I thought too but the orange spot on the tail is weird.


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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877605
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I'm no expert but looks like smallie to me.


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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877606
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That is a small, smallie.

Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877607
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Smaller? Where’s Jbyrd he should know

Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877609
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Smallmouth 100 %

Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877611
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Agree with above.Black Bass.(Smallmouth)


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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877613
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agreed smallmouth they seem to throw different shades in some streams..a wide variety actually

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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877615
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Thanks fellas, smallmouth it is then.


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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877619
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Most of the smaller, smallmouth bass I've caught in smaller streams in Ohio have that orange spot, often much more pronounced.

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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877622
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Thanks Keith, that settles it then. I've never seen that orange spot before. But then I've never caught a smallie this small before either. It hit a Rapala bait. It's eyes were definitely bigger than it's stomach.


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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877628
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If they are anything like a creek living alabama bass aka spot they are vicious little things that'll slam a lure no matter the size.


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Re: What Fish Is This? [Re: Lugnut] #7877663
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white eye ring
and being able to hold it's lower jaw with no teeth cutting into your thumb.

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