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Anyone know what this is? #13552793 05/10/20 11:29 PM
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We have caught several bass in the last couple of weeks that have this on their skin. Any idea what it is?

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Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13552801 05/10/20 11:50 PM
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I call it bass herpes, but it’s actually a bacterial infection. I heard you’re suppose to inform game and parks and dispose of the fish on land.

Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13552805 05/10/20 11:55 PM
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Yeah some sort of infection. They sometimes get it due to the stressors of spawning but that fish looks healthy otherwise. Is it just on one lake that you are seeing this? Could inform the TPWD and maybe send their biologists the pics?


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Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13552811 05/11/20 12:02 AM
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We have only seen this on Sam Rayburn. Thanks for your replies.

Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Burbarry] #13552885 05/11/20 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Burbarry
I call it bass herpes, but it’s actually a bacterial infection. I heard you’re suppose to inform game and parks and dispose of the fish on land.


I caught tons of fish like that on fork last fall. Can you point me to the release from TPWD that documents calling them and disposing on land? I was not aware of notifying them. Thanks.


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Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13552977 05/11/20 04:14 AM
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I catch these sometimes it looks like a flesh eating virus...

Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13552982 05/11/20 04:55 AM
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Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13552996 05/11/20 07:28 AM
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Always thought it was just injuries from spawning.

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You'll see it post spawn through early summer. It's common. Just throw it back

Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13553213 05/11/20 01:52 PM
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Looks like carpet burn to me.

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Originally Posted by Rube G.
Looks like carpet burn to me.


Agree on this as well but could also be caused from the spawn. It's simply a break in the slime coat that has developed into a bacterial infection. A very high percentage of these will simply heal over time and aren't something to be alarmed about.


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Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13553578 05/11/20 07:04 PM
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Don't throw it on the bank. I seriously doubt any where does TP and W advise an angler to throw any game fish on the bank.


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Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Rog] #13553661 05/11/20 08:34 PM
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I call it bass herpes, but it’s actually a bacterial infection. I heard you’re suppose to inform game and parks and dispose of the fish on land.


I caught tons of fish like that on fork last fall. Can you point me to the release from TPWD that documents calling them and disposing on land? I was not aware of notifying them. Thanks.


I think its called KAST team for Texas. I seen a group talking about it in the past. They reported a few fish and were told to dispose of the fish that had the issues.

Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: Ken Berthelot] #13553710 05/11/20 09:29 PM
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Here is a link to a great article about the condition on the fish in your picture. Highly doubtful TP&W would ask you to remove the fish and through it away.
https://www.wired2fish.com/biology/why-do-some-bass-have-black-splotches/

Re: Anyone know what this is? [Re: JWRid] #13553711 05/11/20 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JWRid
Here is a link to a great article about the condition on the fish in your picture. Highly doubtful TP&W would ask you to remove the fish and through it away.
https://www.wired2fish.com/biology/why-do-some-bass-have-black-splotches/


thats completely different than the picture of the fish he posted. Black spots are ok.

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