Author Topic: Weird looking bass  (Read 2091 times)

Offline Fishin_603

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 136
Weird looking bass
« on: Mar 26, 2023, 06:14 PM »
Went to a big lake Saturday morning, got to the lake around 5 and could tell the shoreline was soft so I grabbed a 8 foot plank and got on. I had been mapping out this spot for a while and wanted to fish it.  ice was sketchy and I took my time getting to my spot checking the ice, anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of good ice then crap ice on top lots of springs starting to create open water in random spots . As I got near my spot the ice got better. I set up near a small inlet surrounded by  sandy bottom and then had a drop off to about 30í I drilled 15 holes and egged them and fished 2 holes until about 10 and had no takers so I walked about 200 yards to another spot for some lakers and caught a few and missed a few both on smelt in about 20 feet of water. I also jigged up a crazy looking smallmouth, Iíve caught smallies with black spots but nothing like this one lol cool looking fish. Around 4 I started to pick up and walked back to my holes that I egged and they were all gone! I got my jaw jackers out and put eggs on and went around to egg my other holes again and bam it went off.  I ran over and he felt decent, once he got his head up to the hole he let go 🤦🏼‍♂️ I was pissed but knew there were still some in the area so I set it back up and not 3 min later if went off again and this time snapped the line before I could get to it ... Iím still not over it. I believe it snapped because my drag was set to tight. I was rushing to get set up and never even checked it. Terrible feeling but thatís fishing. Decided to hit a smaller 2 trapper today for a few hours and just caught some perch couple nice ones so Iíll make some fish sandwiches tomorrow.










Offline AQUAASSASSIN

  • Team IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,406
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #1 on: Mar 26, 2023, 06:49 PM »
Atta boy!

Seen it many times just a mutated pigmentation like a piebald or anything else. Healthy fish.
You count your years by the Winters.

Itís not being Cocky if you can back it up.

Offline TheCrittaC

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 647
  • Set the hook!
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #2 on: Mar 26, 2023, 07:14 PM »
That's weird. I've never seen that before. It doesn't look like whatever that is affected its ability to eat.

Offline Fishin_603

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 136
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #3 on: Mar 26, 2023, 07:27 PM »
That's weird. I've never seen that before. It doesn't look like whatever that is affected its ability to eat.

Oh no he went back down the hole. Most all my fish do. I fish alone most of the time so donít have a cameraman,I put them on the ice momentarily to snap a pic and then let them go. Never have been a fan of freshwater fish besides perch and cusk

Offline Steamtrain

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 289
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #4 on: Mar 26, 2023, 09:33 PM »
Cool looking Smallie!

Offline Dirt23

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 169
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2023, 05:22 AM »
Very cool wonder if has melanistic gene see it in mammals not quite sure of fish

Offline fishingidjit

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,491
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27, 2023, 06:32 AM »
Definitely a strange looking bass!  ???

Offline bassin212

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,119
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #7 on: Mar 27, 2023, 09:06 AM »
Nice work! I typically set my drag pretty loose on the jackers and tighten it a couple clicks before fighting the fish
Tight Lines!

Offline missoulafish

  • Team IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 6,797
  • TēM HÓPē FˇSh
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #8 on: Mar 27, 2023, 03:24 PM »
cool fish! I see Post Image advertisement has elevated almost to the point of excessive.

Offline SALMONEMIA

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,613
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #9 on: Mar 27, 2023, 05:41 PM »
Very cool post. Send that one to John Viar maybe he can explain that. That is awesome. Great post man.
Salmonemia

Offline Fishin_603

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 136
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #10 on: Mar 28, 2023, 07:40 AM »
Thanks guys. good tip bassin, Maybe Iíve always had my drag set too tight because I wanted to get a good hook-set when it goes off but maybe too much.salmonemia I talked to a few guys that have caught bass like that in the past and  itís just pigmentation of the skin. Iíve defiantly caught bass with black   Markings but not that much lol John viar Iím assuming is a fish biologists ? 

Offline SALMONEMIA

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,613
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #11 on: Mar 28, 2023, 09:30 AM »
Thanks guys. good tip bassin, Maybe Iíve always had my drag set too tight because I wanted to get a good hook-set when it goes off but maybe too much.salmonemia I talked to a few guys that have caught bass like that in the past and  itís just pigmentation of the skin. Iíve defiantly caught bass with black   Markings but not that much lol John viar Iím assuming is a fish biologists ?
Yes nh fish biologist.  Good guy. He loves hearing directly from nh fisherman.  He will give you good information. 
Salmonemia

Offline DConICE

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,270
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #12 on: Mar 29, 2023, 06:37 AM »
Nice report - and very interesting looking bass... thanks for the post.

Online lowaccord66

  • Team IceshantyInsanity
  • ****
  • Posts: 10,588
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #13 on: Mar 29, 2023, 08:21 PM »
CT river down in CT has a lot of largemouth like that.

Offline greensider

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 805
Re: Weird looking bass
« Reply #14 on: Mar 30, 2023, 06:50 AM »
Saw something on news feed about that you should do a search on it

 



Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.