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#502050 - 02/15/19 08:41 PM ODD thing:
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Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Was fishing at next door pond today and caught a 2# LMB noticed that itís mouth looked like it was painted with black.top and bottom was black. Looked like lipstick (lol) unhooked it and put it back in the water. Cast out in the same place and Iíll be darned if I didnít catch it again! I have never seen that before! Has that happened to anyone else?

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#502053 - 02/15/19 09:11 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Dang it Pat, thought ya was postin about me.
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#502055 - 02/15/19 09:15 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Pat, I have but only when they were on a bed. Weird dark spots and patches seem to only show up around spawning time .See it every year on our southern lakes.
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#502059 - 02/15/19 11:30 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Registered: 10/26/18
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Loc: NW Kansas
I seen this on many, MANY occasions in LMB when I lived on Texoma. As Flame stated, this seems to be somewhat common in southern waters, I have never seen this in LMB in Kansas. I remember a few on Grand lake o the Cherokees as well..Only pre-spawn to just post-spawn.
I would guess it to be the same mechanism that causes male Crappie to turn black as well..
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#502072 - 02/16/19 09:42 AM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Snipe]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
The color part I can see as a spawning thing, but the catching again in short time?

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#502081 - 02/16/19 12:14 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Registered: 10/26/18
Posts: 285
Loc: NW Kansas
Yeah, the twice caught part within minutes, I'd say is very uncommon..


Edited by Snipe (02/16/19 12:16 PM)
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#502082 - 02/16/19 12:29 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Registered: 05/26/13
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Loc: SE KS
Last year while I was fishing with a friend for SMB, he hooked a nice one that broke his line. After re-tying, on the very next cast he caught the same fish with his lure still in it's mouth.
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#502083 - 02/16/19 12:30 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
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Loc: Louisiana
I've only seen it once, but it wasn't exactly caught twice. I broke off on the hook set and my buddy caught it the very next cast to the same spot. My plastic worm was wadded up in the back of its mouth.
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#502090 - 02/16/19 01:44 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Registered: 10/05/13
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I had a small LMB, maybe 6" long, stay solid black over its entire body. Saw it day after day while feeding and it was always in shallow water. Finally realized it was blind. Since it could not see, it did not know what color to make its chromatophores to match its surroundings. Watched it for a few weeks and then it was gone. Probably got eaten by a larger LMB. Was a sitting duck, being blind.


Edited by snrub (02/16/19 01:45 PM)
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#502100 - 02/16/19 08:50 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Loc: East Texas
Pat,

I have caught the same fish several times. I know because of its tag.



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#502101 - 02/16/19 09:08 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: highflyer]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Originally Posted By: highflyer
Pat,

I have caught the same fish several times. I know because of its tag.



Brian

But with back to back casts?

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#502124 - 02/17/19 07:03 PM Re: ODD thing: [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1752
Loc: East Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Was fishing at next door pond today and caught a 2# LMB noticed that itís mouth looked like it was painted with black.top and bottom was black. Looked like lipstick (lol) unhooked it and put it back in the water. Cast out in the same place and Iíll be darned if I didnít catch it again! I have never seen that before! Has that happened to anyone else?


Happened to me last spring. 13 inch LMB, not fat but hit extremely hard so I put it back. Next cast, exactly the same fish with same scar (GBH at a guess), DEFINITELY want to keep those aggressive, dumb genes in the pond!
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