Why Some Bass Get "bugged Out" Eyes?
Posted July 17 2012 - 05:23 PM
Posted July 17 2012 - 05:41 PM
It's pretty common for bass in captivity to develop popeye, and this can be observed at any public aquarium or Bass Pro Shops. I'm sure that some of the contributing factors in captivity would also apply to wild fish.
Posted July 17 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted July 17 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted July 17 2012 - 09:48 PM
"This is perhaps my most outstanding catch. I believe this was my youngest "ten plus". Her eyes were not bugged out at all, (a characteristic of age---not size) and her fins were thin and sharp. This is the classic trout eater." - Fish Chris
Posted July 17 2012 - 10:14 PM
When you catch a bass from deep water the eyes are severely stressed from pressure changes. It's true that the bass eyes continue to grow, but not out of perporsion to the fishes head size.
Bug eyed bass have a serious malady, it' not normal.
The big "old" bass I have caught all have normal size eyes, about the size of a quater, big eyes, not bugged out.
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