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    Well crap....I knew it the whole time. Yeah ya did. Thanks guys case closed. Now where the striper?
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    Definitely a Spotted Bass. They seem to be taking over the bass populations everywhere

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    I yield to your wisdom here. Honestly I had never heard of a spotted bass before this thread. Thanks for educating me!
    QUOTE=jerry condrey;1201723]smallmouth
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    That, that is, is. That, that is not, is not. Is it?

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    Here's some more education, lol. Originally, this fish that we have here now (non native to NC) was called the Alabama spotted bass. Genetic testing proved it is an entirely different species however, known as the Alabama bass.
    Totally different species from the spotted bass. It's no more a spotted bass than a largemouth is a smallmouth.
    To make matters even more confusing, those same tests showed the Florida strain of the largemouth is now an entirely different fish as well, no longer lumped in with the largemouth. Now just known as the ​Florida bass.
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    Great information Jerry! Thank you! I thought a largemouth was a largemouth, was a largemouth. I have caught a few of the Southern Florida Largemouth but never had any Idea they were different than the Eastern NC Largemouth. Any day you learn something new is a good day.
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    That, that is, is. That, that is not, is not. Is it?

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    My guess is that it is a hybrid....possibly a smallie - spotted hybrid.

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    Looks like a German Shorthair to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmac View Post
    Looks like a German Shorthair to me...
    No, laddie, no - that's a Loch Leven bass.
    -Andy

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    Alabama bass as said

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    I don't know what it is, but I'm trying to get better at identifying freshwater species, and found this guide which is used to train NC WRC officers on fish identification. Might be useful.

    https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/481/Wil...g%20manual.pdf

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