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I filmed this video with my GoPro and want to know if this is a small mount or large mouth bass. I do not fish and really was only told this was a Bass.

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For a quick identification, Largemouth have a black lateral line in appearance, also in certain shots you can see the jawline goes past the eye.

Cool video, and welcome to the site

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Tom thanks. So what do they eat Tom?

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A shorter list would be of what they don't eat.

Obviously they like worms. But also take a fancy to shad, blugill, frogs, birds, mice, other bass....the list goes on.

Welcome to the forums by the way!

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Wow didn't know they ate all that. The funny thing about this Bass is it was in the same spot on our dock last year at this time. It lays eggs on the dock ladder. My daughters caught it last year with a net and then put it back in the lake. They named it "Swimmy" and it hung out for at least a month or so and then it was gone. I am sure it has to be the same fish. My daughters can put their hand or feet in the water and can almost touch it. You can see from the video it is not afraid of the camera.

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It's funny he spat out the worms.

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Wow didn't know they ate all that. The funny thing about this Bass is it was in the same spot on our dock last year at this time. It lays eggs on the dock ladder. My daughters caught it last year with a net and then put it back in the lake. They named it "Swimmy" and it hung out for at least a month or so and then it was gone. I am sure it has to be the same fish. My daughters can put their hand or feet in the water and can almost touch it. You can see from the video it is not afraid of the camera.

haha cool story. the last 2 summers theres a bass that comes back to my aunt and uncles dock at Smith Mountain Lake. i just know its the same bass. only slightly grew in a year and wont bite a d**n thing. ive thrown everything at it. it always sits in one of three spots along the bank and travels back and forth between the three all day. ive thrown live nightcrawlers to it right in its face without a hook or line in the water and it wouldnt eat it, and will often snub its nose at it and swim away. ive never seen a bass that wouldnt eat a live nightcrawler when i tossed one out to it until i met this little guy, ive once again vowed to catch it this summer if it comes back again. and its not like its a huge bass, just iritates me it wont even eat a live nightcrawler thrown in its face. the one time it looked interested a 2.5lber swam up and promptly ate the night crawler so i stuck that one instead...

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Easy way to tell, a largemouths jawline will go past its eye, smallmouths end just under the eye. Also smallies tend to be brown or bronze and largies tend to be green and gray with a black line down the side.

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Thanks for the story. We have huge Bass that hang out under out dock and under out home.The house sits on stilts just above the water. We were cooking sausage on the BBQ and a piece of sausage I cut it up landed on the floor. It was a pretty big bite worth. I threw it in the lake near the dock and a huge Bass shot out from under the dock and gobbled it up. I know if that piece of meat had a hook on it it probably would of just sat their. Those big bass don't get big for being stupid, they must know when their is a hook attached. Anyways thanks for the story.

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Nice vid. What I'd like to know is how you knew which direction to point the camera? Did you have some sort of external lcd screen?

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There were times that I could not see the fish even though I was hanging out over the edge of the dock as far as I could go with out falling in. I think the wide angle of the lens and dumb luck kept the fish in view most of the time. Believe me my daughter and I spent some time hanging out with this fish. At one point I was trying to hand feed this fish, but even though it had no problem with brushing up against the camera it was concerned about your hand holding the worm. They do make a LCD screen that attaches to the Gopro camera, but I have no idea if it would work with the underwater housing or how it would work. Thanks for looking at the video and pass it on to show your friends I don't mind. Thanks again.

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Cool video, thanks for sharing it.

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Excellent video of a largemouth bass under a dock. You can tell it's a largemouth because its jaw extends past its eye. Loved how the bass ate the first and third worms, but not the second.

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what a great video! its cool that the bass just hangs around all the time.

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That video is really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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