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Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? #14111573 08/28/21 05:48 PM
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I caught this bass today on a a wild shiner and was pretty sure it was a Guadalupe bass, but couldn't tell for sure. Well, actually, I caught it twice by the end of the day (an identical small scuff and black spot on opposite sides of the head were what told me it was the same fish). Its green coloration extends so low that I'm convinced that it isn't a spot, but wanted to check with TFF. If this is a Guadalupe then it's my PB, I was convinced I had hooked into a 3lb LMB when it realized it was hooked.

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Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14111582 08/28/21 06:07 PM
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Id say it's a guadalupe bass...

Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14111589 08/28/21 06:15 PM
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Where was it caught?

Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14111590 08/28/21 06:15 PM
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Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14111604 08/28/21 06:35 PM
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Id say it's a guadalupe bass... but maybe a really nice spotted bass depending where it was caught at.


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Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14111687 08/28/21 08:12 PM
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Looks like a guadalupe bass to me. Nice catch.

Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14111701 08/28/21 08:33 PM
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Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14112135 08/29/21 12:16 PM
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Guadalupe bass. Looks like you are fishing a hill country stream? Caught countless guads fishing the S. Llano, Llano, Guadalupe, Medina, Frio, San Marcos……

Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14112243 08/29/21 01:53 PM
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Thank you to all who replied, I fell asleep very early after a day in the sun so I never saw these replies yesterday. Does anybody have any info for identifying guads vs spots, other than spot pattern and how far the coloration extends toward the belly? Tongue patch, number of spines/rays, etc.? I'm almost obsessive about learning to ID different species, and I'd rather have a technique in mind than have to ask for help any time I get a good one grin

Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14112377 08/29/21 04:10 PM
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Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14112391 08/29/21 04:29 PM
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Looks like a Guadalupe Bass to me. Nice fish. thumb


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Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14114034 08/30/21 09:30 PM
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fish good looking bass

Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14114596 08/31/21 12:17 PM
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Geographic location is a pretty important detail in determining what it is. Guadalupe Bass have a much smaller distribution than Spotted Bass so that will help a lot. That said, TPWD looked at some genetics and found some Guadalupe/Spotted hybrids much further away from the Hill Country than they were initially thought to occur. Pretty fish regardless!


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Re: Fish ID: Guadalupe or Spotted? [Re: Lonestar Angling] #14114609 08/31/21 12:28 PM
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Guad, I've never seen spotted bass in that color and their fins tend to be clear or close to it. Of course all the ones I catch are small, adults may vary.

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