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Skinny Bass?

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Hey guys, I fish a local pond quite a bit and all the bass seem so skinny... I have caught maybr 5 fish of decent size 4-5lb but they look soooo skinny.. They have a v shape behind their head. I read the big ole healthy bass should be U shaped. There are tons or bluegill, perch, horn pout and pickerel in this pond. What if anything do you think I could do to make the bass bigger/fatter.. Take pickerel home to eat? Take bass home to eat? They must be lacking somewhere??? Any tips appreciated. Thank you

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most likely your predator population is to high and all your prey fry is being consumed before its gets big enough to provide any real nutrition. i would be taking out out all the smaller bass and pickerel i caught. 

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If the bass 4-5 lbs they are doing OK. I have no idea what you mean about V vs U shape? Big head skinny body, how about measuring length ang girth or post a photo.

Tom

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