ernel Posted December 31, 2004 Share Posted December 31, 2004 Has anybody ever caught a largemouth that has black spots in their mouthes? I have seen fish with markings in the mouth , but this find is a little disturbing. A fish that I found floating on the top of the water today on Douglas in Tennesee had these spots in it's mouth. The spots were not part of the fishes markings as whenever I lipped him the black stuff on his lips came of on my hand. The stuff was not leeches because it was like a granular feeling and looked like black powder. It also had blood running all the way to it's tail after I gave him a good look over trying to figure out why he ws floating on his side. I figured somebody had pulled him from deep water and didn't know how to depressure hs swim bladder is why I stop to scoop him up. It appeared to be a healthy fish with plenty of fat reserve left to make it thru the winter. It weighed out right at 2.5 lbs. Probably was about 18 in. long. Gave him a running start head first back into the water and he swam away. I waited about 5 minutes to see if he would float back up but never saw it again. The water temp was in 39 degrees so I am not sure if a fungus could still survive. So I am wondering if any body else has ever seen this before. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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