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Went to boyd after work and couldn't catch a trout. But that is ok because I now like to spend my time TRYING to catch bass. So I threw all my cranks, spinners, senkos and any thing else I could think of. No love from the bass. So I tried something I have been wanting to try.

You all have been saying that you catch bass these days on curly tail jigs. So I went to sportsmans. Well there are alot. I have heard that Gulp is the hot stuff these days. So I couldn't find any of them labled "curly tail" so I got the 3" swiming minnow in watermellon.

Now back to the lake.

So I threw one on a chartreus (sp?) jig and one carolina rigged on a white floating jig.

IT WORKED!

I got a lot of bites but couldn't set the hook. I landed two about 6 inches. They looked like my first so I would call them largemouth.

Then I caught this one and I have no idea what it is. Can any one help?



I havn't caught any since my first and I have been trying let me tell you. It's good to know that I can actually do it twice.
 

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A lot of people would look at the hinge of the jaw and say it's a smallmouth, but since the mouth isn't fully closed you can't go by that. And the general configuration and the curved sweep of the lateral line looks a lot more like a largemouth.

So I'd say its a largemouth that's been struck by lightning. ;D
 

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I would say its a spotted bass in bad shape because the jaw doesnt look like it goes past the eye, but because the mouth is open like WE said its hard to tell. Also I cant see the dorsal fin on the fish, if its connected I'd say spot, if it isnt I'd say smallmouth, if the the mouth extends past the eye I would say largemouth. What ever it is its in bad shape though.
 

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Looks like a LM to me. Also looks like it was either attacked by a pike/muskie or a large bird.


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Hatchmaster said:
The other two I caught were very green and looked similar. Were they large mouth as well?
Most likely. The smallmouths I have caught out of Boyd were more bronze in color and on almost all of them you can make out the typical darker vertical stripes on their sides.

I was going to say the smallmouths I have caught out of Boyd were all tinier than that, but maybe I better keep that to myself. ;)
 

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looks like it has just been spawned out big time, looke at the bottom of the tail, they get all jacked up by brushing out the beds. don't know what the other marks are, maybe smaller fish just ganging up on it in #'s. it doesn't look like it got hammered by a big predator fish. looke like he just needs some r and r .
 

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Looks like a sick largmouth. The marks on the back of the fish look like prop marks. Either from an outboard or a trolling motor.....I caught a fish that looked like that once...up close you could see the prop marks...
 

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Definitely a largemouth.

I also went to Boyd today. I fished with my sister and 4-year nephew from 3-5:30 p.m. Altogether we caught four trout and three bass, lost a couple more trout and missed a ton of bites (which judging by the location where they were biting and how they were biting, I'm thinking they were crappie or bluegill). The fishing wasn't nearly as good as it was when I went yesterday, but it was definitely a fun time, and at the end of the day my nephew (who was fishing for the first time) didn't want to leave.
 

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MileHighBassin said:
Definitely a largemouth.

and at the end of the day my nephew (who was fishing for the first time) didn't want to leave.
Ahh, another fisherman is born! My vote is largemouth. How is the water level @ Boyd. bout ready to start hitting that area for some walleyes. With the weather warming up things should start picking up.
 

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I say Smallie, no way LM, I have caught some bland looking smallies at Pueblo. The mouth is no where near past the eyes. Also, looks like it has traces of streaks from eye to mouth area. Look at a pic a of a healthy smallie and you'll see the streaks I refer to (IMO)..TrophyTime..
 

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I think it's a small largemouth that's slightly humped in the picture due to flopping around. I think the fish's head is turned slightly to the fish's left, making the mouth look like it doesn't go past the eye. Also, as someone mentioned, the mouth is partially open which could also contribute to the mouth effect. The fish doesn't have the fins, the eye, or the body structure to be a smallie either.
 
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