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#12688517 - 03/25/18 01:33 PM Bass with no lateral lines on Lewisville
BTwrestle04 Online   content
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Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 76
Loc: The Colony, TX
Anyone know what kind of Bass I caught today? Resembled a Largemouth but it literally did not have the dark green lateral line down the side.
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#12688522 - 03/25/18 01:39 PM Re: Bass with no lateral lines on Lewisville [Re: BTwrestle04]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14632
Loc: Dallas, TX
Muddy water or very deep bass that just moved shallow.

Bass are like chameleons and change their pigment depending on their environment (can do so within hours)

Sunny clearish water, hiding under lily pads and thick vegetation--Black back, greens and golds, prominent lateral line

Muddy water or living out very deep--almost all silver with maybe a hint of green on the back, invisible lateral line.
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#12688562 - 03/25/18 02:20 PM Re: Bass with no lateral lines on Lewisville [Re: BTwrestle04]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2167
Loc: Magnolia, TX
The lateral line is part of the bass's nervous system - it's always there. It's an array of sensing nerves arranged in a line on each side of the fish. There's no such thing as a bass without one. Whether or not the skin surface is pigmented so that you can SEE where it's located is another story.....The lack of that visible dashed line is a coloration-only thing - the lateral line is still there.

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#12688563 - 03/25/18 02:21 PM Re: Bass with no lateral lines on Lewisville [Re: BTwrestle04]
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Registered: 10/15/03
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Loc: Bedford, TX
stripeless bass
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#12688580 - 03/25/18 02:35 PM Re: Bass with no lateral lines on Lewisville [Re: BTwrestle04]
outfishdya Offline
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Registered: 04/19/06
Posts: 14797
Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
just moved up. I caught a spot on Lewisville last week the was pale, pretty much white. I could only tell it was a spot by the mouth.
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