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Unusual. I know its just a regular Largemouth bass, but I have never seen one like this. It was so dark dark green, solid dark green that it was almost black. Just unusual, other bass in the pond have regular markings. white on the bottom, black midline, and green on top, Just curious if other people have seen bass that looked almost black. I have always hoped of seeing an albino one, I guess this is the other end of the pigment spectrum.

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I have seen quite a few of them. Most of the time it means they have been in the shallow water for quite a while, as opposed to moving in and out of the shallows.

It can also be due to the color of the water. Bass that come out of dark, tannic waters tend to be darker.

I suppose in a few cases it could be some do have a genetic tendency to being darker.
 

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I've caught one that was pretty close to as dark as that out of Slocum Creek. One of my buddies said the same as Lewis, that he most likely was living in really shallow water and it was due to the amount of sunlight that he was exposed to. Not sure how true that is or not...
 

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Bass change colors with their surroundings, more dramatically than I think most people given them credit for. If a fish has been around rock, or in muddy water without close access to grass, they will look more silvery in color; ones out of grass are a dazzling array of greens. If you caught a fish that was that dark, it would not surprise me if that fish has been hanging around for a while near something on the bottom that was darker in color.

I will try to remember to post the pics from the bass I caught this summer in Florida in the upper St. John's River and the local ponds where the water was almost a dark brownish slightly red tint... the fish looked almost black with a slightly reddish belly, just like the water and the substrate on the bottom. Darkest largemouth I've ever seen.









 

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Ive always caught darker bass, crappie and bream in brackish waters..
 
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