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I’m curious as to if these are bass or what even fish they are if anyone knows. I fish all the time and am working hard to make a career out of it and I’m trying to learn my humminbird electronics and I would think these are bass but I’m not sure. I can mark these and throw and throw and not catch one or get a bite so I’m just curious as to if it’s even bass and if not how do I setup my electrionics and what to look for when looking for bass

https://gyazo.com/466fa075f4ceffb72ed0f038c3ae025d

https://gyazo.com/421bb211f5bc541f844da6b05dfe76cf

https://gyazo.com/75298e6affcc53eec4f0e5ccc16e268d

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Good images. Maybe someone will know but the only way I've ever been able to know their bass is to catch one

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3 hours ago, riverbasser said:

Good images. Maybe someone will know but the only way I've ever been able to know their bass is to catch one

Thanks for your feedback. 

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Gotta catch them to really be sure, however, bass rarely seem to stack up vertically. You're more likely to see them schooled up and spread along the bottom, like in the second image. I'd say those are likely bass in all three images. Where are you located and what other types of fish are found in your lakes? Knowing what other fish are present and how they school and relate to structure, i.e. stacked on top of each other, hugging bottom, always suspended, etc.. can help you determine what type of fish you MIGHT be looking at. For me it's easier to determine the images I see "ARE NOT" bass than it is to say, "those are bass"

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Sure looks like catchable bass to me. Or maybe other fish but they are definitely there. One problem I encounter is just because fish are there doesn't mean they are catchable. I like to jump in the water with a mask on to see what it really is. This is very frustrating though because every time I have done this, I see bass easily. It is absolutely CRAZY how many bass see your lures and never bite them, at least where I live (heavily pressured waters)

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That may be a wintering hole.  Silver Buddy, Hopkins Shorty spoon, or drop shot finesse plastic is what I'd probing that area with.

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Welcome to the BR site.

If we know the region you are from it helps to determine what type of fish may be in the reservior you metered.

The last screen photo with the steep break shows baitfish balled up, that indicates some predator fish are nearby. If the bait is more scattered then the predator fish are not interested in them. Because there are no marks on the break that indicate where active bass should be, I am not sure what type of larger fish are under the bait, could be bass or another predator.

Is this a cold water period time period with 50 degree surface water?  I will assume it is and agree with Franko that verticle presentations like a structure spoon would help to catch whatever you have metered.

The other 2 screen photos on flat mud bottom wouldn't waste my time on unless those were the only fish metered.

Tom

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@WRB, Looks like Tennessee.

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Welcome aboard!

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Drop a spoon and find out.

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Looks an awful lot like a school of walleye to me, at least that’s what they often are where I’m from, but could be darn near anything. 

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