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Spot or Large? #13865097 01/28/21 09:31 PM
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Hey y'all. Caught this guy here out of my parents pond today and it looked to me like it could be a big spotted bass. Measured in at 19" which seemed massive compared to most the spots I have caught. Maybe I am identifying it wrong or maybe it could it be mixed with a largemouth? Not real sure. What do y'all think? (confirmed this is a largemouth)
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Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Strat2277] #13865108 01/28/21 09:37 PM
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Looks like a nice native largemouth.


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Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Strat2277] #13865115 01/28/21 09:41 PM
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Largemouth. Dorsal fin of a spot is connected

Re: Spot or Large? [Re: WLBDallas] #13865121 01/28/21 09:43 PM
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Thanks! That sounds like a good way to tell.


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Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Strat2277] #13865137 01/28/21 09:59 PM
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Jaw extends past the eyeball. Largemouth


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Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Strat2277] #13865159 01/28/21 10:19 PM
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largemouth , but that first pic does look a little confusing . I think when bass have really fast growth rates , their body tends to look " too" big for the head . I would suspect that bass isn't very old , especially that first pic .

Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Strat2277] #13865191 01/28/21 10:36 PM
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Beautiful chunky largemouth.


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Tooth patch on tongue?

Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Strat2277] #13866167 01/29/21 04:39 PM
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Probably not too many spots in ponds but what do I know


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Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Bayou Burner] #13866190 01/29/21 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Bayou Burner
Probably not too many spots in ponds but what do I know


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Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Strat2277] #13866356 01/29/21 07:23 PM
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That's a largemouth for sure. the big splotches along the lateral line are a give away.

Re: Spot or Large? [Re: Fishinfellow] #13866447 01/29/21 08:35 PM
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Jaw extends past the eyeball. Largemouth


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So you can tell easily next time.... A few different fullproof ways to tell. Usually the eyeball straight down to the jaw can tell ya in a second. If the jaw extends past the eyeball, its a LM..If you cant tell, look at the dorsal.

But I can tell why you asked, that first pic, quick glance it looks like a spotted football but then look at the eye and dorsal...back to LM

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