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Old 08-22-2020, 06:15 PM
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Default Meanmouth Bass again

I know Iíve brought this topic up before and Iím not sure if we ever figured out the legal regulations on these fish. I fished the Friday night tournament out of Edgar Evans last night. I had a nice 17Ē meanmouth. I put it in the livewell not exactly knowing the regulations but Iím pretty sure legally you go by the spotted bass regulations. I talked to the gentleman running the tournament before I weighed in and asked what the size limit was. His answer was ďit depends on what it looks likeĒ. Huh? He said if it looks like a spot then weigh as a spot and if it looks like a smallmouth then weigh as a smallmouth. Huh? I said itís a meanmouth it looks like a hybrid of both. He said bring it up here and weíll look at it. I brought it up to weigh in and everyone agreed it was a meanmouth but it has to be 18Ē. It had 90% spotted bass characteristics. It was shaped like a spot, felt like a spot, tooth patch, lateral line of a spot. Itís head and back had smallmouth characteristics. I wanted a picture of this fish soo bad but the guy weighing the fish looked at it and threw it back in the water before I could say anything or argue my point. I showed the fish to several people before weighing the fish in and everyone agreed it was a meanmouth. My main question is does anyone on here have any knowledge from TWRA on these fish. Iíve searched the Internet and have found all kinds of contradicting information.
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Old 08-22-2020, 06:17 PM
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Btw.This is the 3rd one Iíve seen and they are the most beautiful fish you could imagine
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Old 08-23-2020, 08:05 AM
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I would argue Tooth Patch as a determinate.
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Old 08-23-2020, 11:07 AM
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Too bad no photo. I would really like to see a visual.
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Old 08-23-2020, 02:43 PM
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Did yours have red eyes or brown eyes?

There are two types of mean mouth bass.
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Old 08-23-2020, 04:56 PM
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I donít know what color the eyes were.
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Old 08-23-2020, 05:00 PM
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Too bad no photo. I would really like to see a visual.
The best description I can give. This fish had the color of a smallmouth, head of a smallmouth, and the back of a smallmouth. The fish was shaped like a spot(football), felt like a spot(kinda rough), the lateral line of a spot which was green unlike the rest of the body, it had a tooth patch on the toungue, and had the belly of a spot and a smallmouth.
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Looked very similar to this picture except the top and bottom half of the fish was browner and the middle lateral line was greener
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Old 08-24-2020, 01:20 PM
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Looked very similar to this picture except the top and bottom half of the fish was browner and the middle lateral line was greener
Looks like a vanilla square back. Not many spots.
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