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Old 08-05-2003, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bass caught in water runnoff pond in DG..second one deformed

Purely C&R (forgot that **** camera again). Went out Sunday PM after rain before dusk, using my blue tube jig and 4 lb test got a nice bass (biggest one I ever caught). It was huge, at least 4lbs+.

Anyway this was the second big bass out of this pond that had a deformed mouth. It had an extended lower jaw, with the top jaw barely touching the bottom one. Looked kinda freaky.

He hit the jig with a ton of bricks and peeled justa bout all of my 4lb test. So he was spunky.

I am wondering whether that has something to do with the environment or chemicals or something. As I said this was the second large bass caught with this type of deformity.
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Old 08-05-2003, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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someone may have caught it when it was little and was a little rough handling it...
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I usually fish smaller ponds too and it wouldnt shock me at all if this isnt the same bass . Ive done it in the same day where a 3+lb fish snapped me off in weeds or whatever and hours later caught the same fish with the hook still in its jaw , plastic and all still attached. I would worry more if I saw it in greater numbers and smaller fish. jmho
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