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So I was fishing my pond and the bass are spawning right now. So I saw a bass on it's bed, but it was with a jet black fish, it looked like a crappie. The bass and the black fish would kind of rub up against each other and one would swim off and eventually come back, they were doing that all day. So I don't know what kind of fish the black one was and why it was there. I have a small pond, not even an acre. not a lot of bass in it, mostly crappie and bluegill. So thanks for any help, I just want to know what might have been going on there. 

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Bass and crappie do not interbreed. LMB can be almost completely black though, so you probably just saw a very dark bass. 

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Just hor the heck of it I Googled bass crappie hybrid .

 

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3 minutes ago, scaleface said:

Just hor the heck of it I Googled bass crappie hybrid .

 

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So is that a Brappie or a Crass . . ?

No wait it's a Calico . .

A-Jay

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A crassie .

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I think the fish in the photo is a crappy taxidermy .

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14 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I think the fish in the photo is a crappy taxidermy .

LOL

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18 hours ago, Fisher-O-men said:

Probably much like a R.O.U.S., I doubt they exist.

Yeah, but lightning sand is real for sure!

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Welcome to the board an also insight into the humor often exhibited here. 

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I don't know man it's possible from what I've seen.......

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Although we have Blues, Flatheads, and Channel cats, I don't think we have that strain of yellow catfish in Missouri.

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I'm sure they were doing just what you said, I've seen it multiple times. They weren't spawning with each other but using the same spot. The jet black crappie would be a male and the bass was probably also a male.. each trying to run the other out of the spot. 

 

Bass and crappies are of different genetic subfamilies, they cannot crossbreed. 

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Crappie are well documented nest raiders.

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Bass and Crappie don't cross down here in Arkansas, but sometimes the Hogs get to rooting around with the Carp and we get these nice bacon-flavored fish!

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5 hours ago, Kevin22 said:

I'm sure they were doing just what you said, I've seen it multiple times. They weren't spawning with each other but using the same spot. The jet black crappie would be a male and the bass was probably also a male.. each trying to run the other out of the spot. 

 

Bass and crappies are of different genetic subfamilies, they cannot crossbreed. 

 

5 hours ago, J Francho said:

Crappie are well documented nest raiders.

^^^These. We were fishing a spawning cove last Sunday and caught almost as many big black crappie as we did bass. Same baits, same area, cast after cast.

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12 hours ago, Hog Basser said:

Bass and Crappie don't cross down here in Arkansas, but sometimes the Hogs get to rooting around with the Carp and we get these nice bacon-flavored fish!

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UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Bacon !

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