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Old 09-17-18, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Messed-up fish

This isn't a trout report, but it's a small stream report. I thought you guys might find this interesting. I caught this Chattahoochee bass in a small tributary of the Chattahoochee River last month. I was baffled by its unusual coloration. It was a perfectly healthy specimens and fought unusually hard for such a small bass. I showed the picture to the Dredger, and he said it likely had unregulated melanophores which could either be a genetic trait or something like the effects of a pervious illness or injury. Crazy, ain't it?!

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Old 09-17-18, 02:13 PM   #2
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Cool Size & Age

Given the size I will assume a young fish. The coloration could be the result of this being a teenage punk bass, or maybe early Halloween costume?

But yes, very unusual coloration!
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Old 09-17-18, 02:34 PM   #3
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I’ve seen a couple smallmouth like that floating around insta. Let us know if you learn something definitive.

Wouldn’t a jet black red eye bass with glowing red eyes be pretty creepy!
I like em big fat and sloppy.
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Old 09-18-18, 08:19 PM   #4
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I wouldn’t eat that one Kyle😂
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Old 09-25-18, 02:30 PM   #5
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Ha, looks like a piebald bass.
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Old 09-27-18, 06:22 PM   #6
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Looks like its mixed with a shadow bass or something.

Or an oil spill

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