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#11885144 - 10/17/16 12:38 PM Big fish has eyes popping out a bit?
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Is this normal and is this fish okay? Both sides looked identical... Hooked in lip nowhere near the eyes..

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#11885145 - 10/17/16 12:39 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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Yes
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#11885163 - 10/17/16 12:48 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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Totally normal.
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#11885210 - 10/17/16 01:02 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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The better to see you with my dear.

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#11885300 - 10/17/16 01:41 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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Registered: 05/21/14
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Cool, It looked totally healthy so I didn't think anything was wrong but very strange... Do they do that when they hit a certain size ..or is it some do it some don't?? Thanks again for your replies..
KBB

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#11885320 - 10/17/16 01:48 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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#11885461 - 10/17/16 02:50 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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That fish had the ole syndrome of its eyes bigger than its stomach. It saw all the available food before the winter cold sets in and got excited smile
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#11885927 - 10/17/16 07:11 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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This big girl I caught saturday morning had bug eyes.
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#11885949 - 10/17/16 07:27 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: JohnButte]
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Originally Posted By: JohnButte
The better to see you with my dear.
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#11886384 - 10/17/16 10:46 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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#11889835 - 10/19/16 07:46 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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I've seen it a few times and they were always fish over 8 pounds. I think they are simply old fish. Maybe native genes. Never saw a 5 pounder look that way.

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#11890274 - 10/20/16 07:17 AM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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Normal, good catch.
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#11890670 - 10/20/16 11:29 AM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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I've seen that quite often, not sure what causes it, but seems common.
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#11890866 - 10/20/16 12:54 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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Registered: 05/02/09
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Loc: Knoxville, TN
I've read, somewhere, that a virus causes the "bug eyed" look....

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#11890895 - 10/20/16 01:07 PM Re: Big fish has eyes popping out a bit? [Re: KBB]
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I just push them back in before I release them

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