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Fished a jon boat tourney at the river this morning. The second fish I caught this morning nailed the fool out of my jig. This is what I came in with. First thought was a crappie, then bass, then I thought it was some deformed escapee from Harris!!!!

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Had a real small mouth and a either a huge humpback or deformed. Had a tooth patch like a spotted bass but colors like a largemouth.
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It was about 3 pounds.
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Lost a couple ounces with that. Not that it mattered, I missed money by a long ways.

Winner had about 15 pounds, second had 13. Big was 5 pounds. I fished main river, should have went up the creeks:rolleyes:. Oh well.

Heading to the Eno in the morning. Should be a better day.
 

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Unless I'm mistaken the state did stock spots in the upper caps fear. It is an odd looking one. Buddy of mine caught an 8# bass with a hump like that in a private lake. Crazy looking fish.
 

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That fish is just a funky spot. Spots were not directly stocked in the Fear but they were stocked Below buckhorn in 4 streams, 1978. Parkers, advents creek, upper and lower little river. They then quickly populated the cape fear and it was only downstream in all of these streams. 2 years ago I caught my first spot above buckhorn so either someone has thrown some from below the dam over the dam or they found another way. This is a spot caught 2 years ago ABOVE buckhorn. been catchin spots below buckhorn since 1990
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Id say the humpback could be a spot based on appearance. I suppose if spots are below the dam, it would only take a few birds dropping them or fishermen catching and releasing to get them above the dam.

Someone in my bass club once weighed in a 13" bass at the CF river that had a 1" thread on its tail that was enough to make it measure over 14" and be a legal keeper... pretty bizarre.
 
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