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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:28 pm 
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No smallies in the Savannah River watershed, but there could be some spotted bass.


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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:21 pm 
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Paul, Dan Rankin who is the biologist over that area in the state, told me that. He did not know how they got in there, but they are there. Somebody carried some weird looking red eyes to another biologist and they did studies and found out the redeyes and smallies are crossing. The state did not stock the smallies in the river, so obviously somebody with a bucket and an imagination went at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:32 pm 
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Paul...they're not native...but they are there....check these sites.....

http://www.riverbassin.com/site/2009/05 ... ification/

http://smallmouthflyangler.com/site/fly ... 090501.php

http://www.lakefronthartwell.com/recrea ... ne-o.shtml


I need to learn how to identify them correctly from one species to the next....but it has been confirmed that they are there.

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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:33 pm 
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oops sorry nub...got called away while posting and you snuck in front of me :D

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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:16 pm 
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Yep, there are now Smallmouth in the Savannah River. GADNR biologists have confirmed this. Best guess is some "bucket biologists" introduced them.

My first thought on that fish due to color was Smallmouth, after looking at the picture, the vertical bars make me think
Smallie x R edeye hybrid.

No Spotted Bass in the Savannah River so far...

don

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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:52 pm 
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Croaker...what got me were the lack of the dark dots on the lower side.....thats the only one I've seen without them...or at least not very pronounced.

clearly a redeye according to what I read about identifying them....

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yours....

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not sure what you mean about the vertical bars??

heres a true smallmouth....

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looks alot like what you caught :?

P.S. go back and look at the difference in the anal fins as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
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Here's a picture of a fer sure Smallmouth:

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No vertical bars... also note, no white edge on the anal fin on the Smallmouth.

Damifino...

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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
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thats the problem with interracial lovin' :o

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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:44 am 
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Hey Don , You still have that pic of the fish you caught several years ago in middle Ga. ? Ever get an ID ?


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 Post subject: Re: Some small bass, a few brim and a Croaker
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:36 am 
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Bill you talkin' bout this one?

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Itsa Green Sunfish caught after eatin' some cow pasture mushrooms :mrgreen:

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