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large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? #13288988 09/21/19 11:22 PM
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How to tell the defferance of the two. Sometimes they look close to the same. As you can tell I don't do a lot of bass fishing.

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Re: large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? [Re: lamar44] #13289021 09/21/19 11:51 PM
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The top 3 identifications of a spotted bass:
1.The two dorsal fins on the back will be connected
2. Back of the Jaw line will not extend past the eye
3. Sandpaper type patch on tongue


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Re: large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? [Re: lamar44] #13289025 09/21/19 11:55 PM
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Plus they usually have some very distinct markings that largemouth do not have

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Re: large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? [Re: lamar44] #13289206 09/22/19 02:16 AM
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I feel like when I grab a spotted bass the scales actually feel more rough then a largemouth and spots are more streamlined. Their mouths are definitely more toothy and rough.


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Re: large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? [Re: Ripinlip] #13290609 09/23/19 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ripinlip
The top 3 identifications of a spotted bass:
1.The two dorsal fins on the back will be connected
2. Back of the Jaw line will not extend past the eye
3. Sandpaper type patch on tongue


Yep. Some largemouth now have tooth patches on their tongue but ID tip 1 and 2 above are definitive with tip 3 supporting the case for being a spotted bass (if it doesn't have a tooth patch, it's not a spotted bass).

Re: large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? [Re: lamar44] #13290673 09/23/19 04:12 PM
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Re: large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? [Re: lamar44] #13290676 09/23/19 04:21 PM
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Throw in habitat it was caught from. Very rocky/bluffy stuff is prime spot territory vs grassy/woody cover for largies.

Re: large mouth or spotted bass ID ???? [Re: lamar44] #13290834 09/23/19 06:51 PM
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