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I was fishing a stretch of the Susquehanna river in New York and I caught this, reeled it up, saw what looked to be a smallmouth but when I went to grab it's lower lip, I was pricked by what were above average sized teeth for a bass, anyone have any ideas?

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No picture posted, but I am going to take a wild guess and say it was probably a walleye. They have a similar color scheme to smallmouth, fairly large teeth and often inhabit the same areas as smallmouth. I know the Susquehanna is full of them as well. 

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Well now you can't just not post a picture! We gotta see this!

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That is definitely a smallmouth bass.

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I was picturing you lipping a walleye LOL. 

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I caught a small largemouth the other day that had large spikes on its upper lip, bigger than normal anyway. Maybe 1/8" long? Maybe it's young and the spikes on its lips haven't been worn down?

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Basses teeth are different everywhere, for example a bass with sharp teeth like yours may feed on softer or slipperier forage, hence the teeth while some bass may feed on harder forage such as crawfish hence the sandpaper kind of teeth

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On 8/2/2016 at 9:04 AM, dbacigalupi said:

Basses teeth are different everywhere, for example a bass with sharp teeth like yours may feed on softer or slipperier forage, hence the teeth while some bass may feed on harder forage such as crawfish hence the sandpaper kind of teeth

Yeah in one of my local lakes the lmb's mainly eat tiny minnows and they are quite "toothy"

 

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I agree. I have caught lmb with sharper teeth than usual. Sharp enough to cut my finger? No, but sharp enough to stand out right away once I lip em.

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nothing unusual they just aren't eating as many craws that's all

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