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#12500642 - 11/11/17 08:18 PM Is this a new thing
E8C-ENG Offline
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Or have i just not noticed it before? Seen it here twice in the last few days. Why are people saying “blacks and smallmouth”?....smallmouth are black bass...


Edited by E8C-ENG (11/11/17 08:19 PM)

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#12500658 - 11/11/17 08:26 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
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Blacks are large mouths,small mouths are called brown backs or bronze backs is what I always thought
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#12500679 - 11/11/17 08:33 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: 206champion]
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Black bass are largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, guad, shoal, etc. when people are strictly talking about LMB, they never call them “blacks”.

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#12500681 - 11/11/17 08:36 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
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Loc: College Station, TX
Originally Posted By: E8C-ENG
Black bass are largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, guad, shoal, etc. when people are strictly talking about LMB, they never call them “blacks”.

This. Black bass refers to all of the 14 recognized bass species in the genus Micropterus.

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#12500686 - 11/11/17 08:37 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
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I always do and always have. Might be a regional think but I agree... A black bass is a largemouth. A smallmouth is not a largemouth. Nor is a smallmouth a black bass. If I'm talking smallmouth I call them "smallies" , "bronze backs" or even "brownies".

If someone asks me what I'm fishing for I might reply with "black bass". I never have considered that to mean anything other than a largemouth

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#12500697 - 11/11/17 08:42 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
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You got to keep up with the hip lingo.

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#12500698 - 11/11/17 08:43 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: the skipper]
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
You got to keep up with the hip lingo.


Must be the same lingo that calls cover structure and vice versa

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#12500861 - 11/11/17 11:06 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: K.D.]
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
Originally Posted By: the skipper
You got to keep up with the hip lingo.


Must be the same lingo that calls cover structure and vice versa



thumb

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#12500881 - 11/12/17 02:22 AM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
olemanfish Offline
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black bass or large mouth is not part of the bass family. they are part of the sunfish family. the same goes for small mouth. texas has only one native bass. i think its the yellow bass. i am not sure of that but i know they only have one native bass.

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#12500932 - 11/12/17 07:09 AM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
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Why can't they just be bass? Why have a color? All bass should be equal ...

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#12500944 - 11/12/17 07:38 AM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
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Don't hook, fins up.

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#12500965 - 11/12/17 08:06 AM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: olemanfish]
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Originally Posted By: olemanfish
black bass or large mouth is not part of the bass family. they are part of the sunfish family. the same goes for small mouth. texas has only one native bass. i think its the yellow bass. i am not sure of that but i know they only have one native bass.
You are right that Texas has only one native Bass but it`s the "Guadalupe" not the "yellow" thumb

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#12500983 - 11/12/17 08:34 AM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: K.D.]
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
Originally Posted By: the skipper
You got to keep up with the hip lingo.


Must be the same lingo that calls cover structure and vice versa

Lol

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#12501714 - 11/12/17 09:49 PM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: K.D.]
toofy Offline
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
I always do and always have. Might be a regional think but I agree... A black bass is a largemouth. A smallmouth is not a largemouth. Nor is a smallmouth a black bass. If I'm talking smallmouth I call them "smallies" , "bronze backs" or even "brownies".

If someone asks me what I'm fishing for I might reply with "black bass". I never have considered that to mean anything other than a largemouth


What's black about them? They look green to me.

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#12501881 - 11/13/17 07:36 AM Re: Is this a new thing [Re: E8C-ENG]
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They look like succulent bass fillets to me.
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