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#11790415 - 08/22/16 11:21 AM Lateral Stripe
Pilothawk Offline
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Caught two small bass yesterday that did not have any kind of lateral stripe at all. One was a four inch fish that smacked a joes hopper (top water) and the other an eight inch fish caught along a rock ledge in twelve feet. I think they were both smallies.

Anyone know how small bass are when they display a lateral stripe.


Edited by Pilothawk (08/22/16 11:48 AM)
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#11790420 - 08/22/16 11:24 AM Re: Lateral Lines [Re: Pilothawk]
fouzman Offline
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All sunfish have a lateral line. It's the nerves along their upper sides below their back that enable them to sense vibration. You're referring to the lateral stripe, PH. I've seen juvenile bass fry with pronounced lateral stripes, so I don't think it's an age deal. More of a water clarity deal plus how deep the fish was and what type of cover it is utilizing. Grass fish from clear water will have a much more pronounced lateral stripe than a fish from muddy water.
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#11790475 - 08/22/16 11:44 AM Re: Lateral Lines [Re: Pilothawk]
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Thanks Fouz.

Corrections made.

Neither of these had any stripe at all. Fish were a brownish green. Smaller, bass type mouth.
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