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Best guess what these are… #14046675 06/29/21 05:17 PM
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This was taken on a popular sandbass/hybrid lake. In a spot where I’ve caught tons on sandbass in the past(which is what I was going for). I fished this with a slab/jig and an in-line spinner and didn’t get a single bite. Could these be largemouth?! What do you think?

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Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14046683 06/29/21 05:22 PM
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Those are shrimp

Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14046740 06/29/21 06:02 PM
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The images on the right part of the screen look more like hybrids. Many times I have been fishing for white bass with artificial lures and a school of hybrids swam by and I didn’t get a bite. Started fishing with live bait and I started catching hybrids.

Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14046775 06/29/21 06:26 PM
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Could easily be Blues

Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14047174 06/29/21 11:28 PM
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its honestly impossible to look at 2D sonar and know 100% what you are seeing. I like to pair 2D with DI to help better interpret what I am seeing. If you stopped and fished it and they didn't bite you could have been fishing when they are turned off or if they are hybrids/stripers they might ignore artificial baits. Regardless, if you don't get a bite in 5-10 minutes its time to move to find the right fish or find more active fish.

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Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14047314 06/30/21 01:12 AM
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The shallower fish look like hybrids or stripers. Catfish return a thicker flatter echo and that is what deeper ones might be. The pic is from Texoma while I was slaying stripers on bait. I did not take the time to take pic when they were much thicker. This is what I like to see. Obviously active fish. The downscan pic is from Tawok and shows very active fish. Streakers are good. [Linked Image]
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Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: G Love] #14048964 07/01/21 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by G Love
Could easily be Blues


My 1sth thought was catfish as well.


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History looks like kitties to me. suspended whites or hybrids on leading edge most likely.

Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14049305 07/01/21 07:54 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback. I never would have thought about these being catfish marks! Learn something new everyday!

Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14049422 07/01/21 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by fish_n_dude
Thanks for all the feedback. I never would have thought about these being catfish marks! Learn something new everyday!



Didn't eat hard artificials, in Sandbass territory (food- as well as knocked around shad), fairly hard returns, it could be buffalo or something but if I was fishing for Blues I'd throw a few cuts down there, if its a feeding point.

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Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14049870 07/02/21 12:19 PM
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Being a die in the wool. Lowrance user, mostly red return from sonar = catfish. The large bony head returns a more solid or red return similar to a hard bottom.

Re: Best guess what these are… [Re: fish_n_dude] #14050332 07/02/21 05:59 PM
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I was fishing for hybrids on Lewisville. When I was getting the flatter thinner marks I caught hybrids. When the curved, comma shaped marks showed up, I started catching catfish and hybrids. I think your thicker marks are catfish and the other marks are whites or hybrids. I haven’t caught many of either species on a slab…


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