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I caught this bass today in a little 3 acre retention pond. It was my first fish out of the pond, and it put up quite a fight. Bringing her in, it just didn't appear like a normal largemouth. Its color was very light, and it had various size spots randomly around it's back, and the eyes were an orangish/light brown color. I'm thinking it was a spotted bass, but I have never seen one or heard of anybody catching one around here. Either way she was a solid 3+ lbs and I hope I can bring her in again to get another look. So what kind of bass is this?

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Looks like a largemouth. I have caught several bass that had large dark spots on it similar to that one. I suppose it is kind of like birth marks or moles on humans. Just something a little different.

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Pretty sure thats a largie, but yeah, it looks pretty weird.

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Thanks guys, I thought it was a largemouth at first, but after I pulled in a few more "standard" looking ones this one had me thinking. Thanks for the info!

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Yes, I'd say "Largemouth".... Just a pretty oddly colored / weird looking one. Then again, take a walk through Wal-Mart, and see if you don't see this fishes human counterpart ;) LOL

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Yes, I'd say "Largemouth".... Just a pretty oddly colored / weird looking one. Then again, take a walk through Wal-Mart, and see if you don't see this fishes human counterpart ;) LOL

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Pahaha that's messed up. Yet, tue more I think about it, so true. I always feel like I'm going to get Hep B in there.

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Just a strange colored largemouth. I've caught them with black marks all over them before but not quite like that one. Almost looks like the color the turn when they die but that fish certianly doesn't look dead!

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That appears to be a largemouth. In the future you can confirm it by checking to see if the mouth reaches back behind the eye when its mouth is closed. The mouth does not go behind the eye on a spot. Also, there is a distinct separation between the front and rear dorsal fins on largemouth bass.

Nice fish by the way.

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Those are called HIV Bass. Be sure you don't have any open wounds on you before sticking anything in its mouth. After handling one if you experience headaches, facial flushing, upset stomach, or loss of vision, consult your local doctor right away!

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Those are called HIV Bass. Be sure you don't have any open wounds on you before sticking anything in its mouth. After handling one if you experience headaches, facial flushing, upset stomach, or loss of vision, consult your local doctor right away!

Which one? the odd spotted one or the nearly solid black bass? :blink:

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Which one? the odd spotted one or the nearly solid black bass? :blink:

Both of them. The first one is just in an earlier stage. :D

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It's a largemouth. As far as I know we don't have spotted bass in northern IL

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