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#11572339 - 04/28/16 09:33 PM Are all female largemouth bass born BIG?
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Ok it seems like on every fishing show the person catching a small (1 to 2 pound) bass says "oh, another male". Are all female bass born 3lbs plus? or am I missing something obvious?

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#11572353 - 04/28/16 09:37 PM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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Fair point. I think during the spawn if it has a belly I'd assume it was female regardless of it's weight. Any other time of the year I wouldn't call a small bass a male.
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#11572967 - 04/29/16 09:43 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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Yea it's just guys assuming. It's very hard to identify male and female bass without an obvious belly full of eggs.

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#11572990 - 04/29/16 09:53 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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I was told that males have a pointy lower jaw compared to females. I don't know how much I believe it, but it kind of seems that way.
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#11573019 - 04/29/16 10:04 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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the males have whiskers and hairy legs.
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#11573031 - 04/29/16 10:09 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: reeltexan]
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Originally Posted By: reeltexan

the males have whiskers and hairy legs.


But it's the opposite of that in New Mexico and Colorado.
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#11573033 - 04/29/16 10:10 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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easy way to tell if its a male or female. just lift up her skirt

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#11573035 - 04/29/16 10:10 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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But what if he identifies as a she?
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#11573180 - 04/29/16 11:00 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: swalker9513]
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Originally Posted By: swalker9513
But what if he identifies as a she?


Assuming the lake is full of other racist bass, that fish must go into another cove or creek to take a dump until they change the laws. In the meantime, all transgender bass will cry and moan until all conventional bass accommodate them rolleyes.

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#11573193 - 04/29/16 11:04 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: swalker9513]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: swalker9513
But what if he identifies as a she?



Oh no you didn't......

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#11573208 - 04/29/16 11:12 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
reelswift Offline
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You may have a misconception if I understand your question correctly -
Are all female bass born 3lbs plus? or am I missing something obvious? [/quote]

Obvious answer - All bass male and female are born as fry.

Originally Posted By: backlashed
Ok it seems like on every fishing show the person catching a small (1 to 2 pound) bass says "oh, another male". Are all female bass born 3lbs plus? or am I missing something obvious?

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#11573215 - 04/29/16 11:15 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: JacksonBean]
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Originally Posted By: JacksonBean
Originally Posted By: swalker9513
But what if he identifies as a she?



Oh no you didn't......


Yeah, sorry. I wandered in from the Off Topic section of the TFF.
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#11573278 - 04/29/16 11:37 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: swalker9513]
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Originally Posted By: swalker9513
Originally Posted By: JacksonBean
Originally Posted By: swalker9513
But what if he identifies as a she?



Oh no you didn't......


Yeah, sorry. I wandered in from the Off Topic section of the TFF.


roflmao i thought i was down there for a second. had to relook at which sub i clicked on
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#11573308 - 04/29/16 11:50 AM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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Determine the sex of larger bass (13 to 15 inches or longer) by examining the area around their urogenital opening. This is the opening on the rear underside of the fish. Females will have a circular scaleless area around their urogenital opening, while males' scaleless area will be more oblong.
Found this on the internet,..so it has to be true.. fish

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#11573692 - 04/29/16 02:29 PM Re: Are all female largemouth bass born BIG? [Re: backlashed]
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This thread made my day! roflmao
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