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Something Ive never seen before !!!

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So I got out on the home lake for a few hours. Very slow for awhile up at my end of the lake. I started noticing some commotion in the water a ways off. As I got closer, I starting seeing a fish flapping in and out of the water. I got there and saw a 3 pound bass had swallowed a bass only an inch or so shorter !!. In all my years bass fishing Ive never seen this before. I was able to pull the fish out of the others mouth, took a pic of the two side by side with the head on shots before releasing them apparently no worse for the wear. Do yall think the bigger one was trying to swallow the smaller one ?? Or maybe they were zeroing in on a baitfish at the same time ?

I went on to catch some really nice fish too , on this cool , cloudy afternoon.large.20181125_150055-1288x966.jpg.ef23753d75cb28d0211125701682faf4.jpglarge.20181125_150139-1288x966.jpg.c7e3467038ed165b1b45769fab2ab924.jpglarge.20181125_150423-966x1288.jpg.ed18a5f39b9ba3549784f8f59ad59f3f.jpglarge.20181125_152133-606x808.jpg.883921db8b8b2fd2997b5e3834e3f3cc.jpglarge.20181125_170636-606x808.jpg.bd012f25cee435e01ea0ae85fa84075a.jpglarge.20181125_173606-606x808.jpg.6392a1e6adcb3adec7790474b43c162d.jpgThe biggest was the last one, which was 4 lb. 13 oz. All they would bite today was the 5 inch pumpkin chartruese tail yum dinger. Nothing on a spinnerbait, craws, or worms. 

And it was the same pattern as its been being the last several times. Caught them around eel grass moving it through or dead sticking.

Very enjoyable, and interesting afternoon indeed.

 

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That is crazy.  I have seen it before, not personally, but never with bass so similar in size.  Sounds like a good day for sure.

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Hungriest bass ever?!? :lol: 

 

Have seen pics of that with other species (bluegill, crappie, etc) stuck in the bass’ mouth, but not another bass! 

 

Great job on the save! 

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Looks like Bass will gorge themselves over a holiday weekend too!!

 

 

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I’ve never seen that before. That’s wild. 

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Oh...my

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  You never see stuff like that unless you get out . Thats amazing .

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I e seen it ounce when I was a kid, it was a much bigger size difference. That’s crazy. 

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I used to tell my kids, "Your eyes are bigger then your belly".  What a gluten!

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If you posted those pics to Facebook it would go viral I am sure.

 

Crazy pic. Glad both were ok. My prediction is the smaller Bass wants to be a Dentist when he grows up. He was getting a close up look at the bigger Bass' molars.

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You obviously didn't hook these fish, so did you just net them on the surface while attached?  Great job.  I have heard of both bass dying while stuck in a similar situation.

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4 hours ago, geo g said:

You obviously didn't hook these fish, so did you just net them on the surface while attached?  Great job.  I have heard of both bass dying while stuck in a similar situation.

Just scooped them up with my hands. They were flapping around in the water.

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Never seen this in the wild; but I’d say the bigger bass just bit off more than he could chew. Makes me wonder if going with a giant swimbait would have worked. 😄

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Amazing. My guess is the bigger bass tried to eat the smaller one. We all know bass are just eating and reproducing machines. And we have seen the pics of smaller bass hitting bigger swimbaits. 

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I had a somewhat similar experience a while ago. I was fishing a spinnerbait and latched on to a solid fish. Couple of pounds..  As I was fighting it back to the boat it was boiling along on the surface. 6 ft. from the boat and a 5-6 pounder nailed it!  Needless to say, I was so shocked I quit reeling for a split second. This bigger fish was determined to eat the smaller one!  It would not give up!  When I boated the fish I had hooked the big fish boiled the water and was gone. I fished there another 15 minutes and never got it to hit again. I firmly believe if I had been fishing a bait with multiple trebles I could've landed both fish. At one point my fish was firmly in the other fishes mouth. But, my bait only having one hook prevented  my landing them both. It was amazing. 

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Yes, I have had it happen to me but only once.

 

Hooked a one-pounder and while fighting him a larger bass showed up and attached the smaller bass.

 

This occurred as I was fighting the smaller bass and I  believe the larger bass thought the smaller one was in trouble and it made an easy meal.

 

Bigger bass did not get the smaller one and swam off after I boated the smaller one.

 

The smaller bass was not injured and swam away after I released him.

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I had a small bass on one other time and a 3-4 pound fish came up behind and attacked it, I was reeling both fish in for a second or two and the big fish let go.

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Not uncommon on St Clair to be reeling in a 2lb Smallmouth and have a Musky try to inhale it.  Likewise with Rock Bass or as we call them Goggle Eyes.  Buddy had a true monster Musky take a 3lb Smallie from behind all the way up to the gill plates.  Stayed on all the way to the boat but released after we were trying to net it (we didn't have a net big enough).  The Smallmouth was pretty chewed up but swam off.  

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