Re: NANFA-L-- Smalmouth/Largemouth hybrid

EELReprah at
Sun, 11 Sep 2005 14:25:33 EDT

In a message dated 9/11/05 12:38:51 PM, dlmcneely at writes:

<< It's also possible the fish was not a hybrid. It might have been a
spotted bass, this fish's pattern is intermediate between the
smallmouth and largemouth, its color is more like that of a largemouth,
and its morphometrics are closer to those of the smallmouth. But you
are well out of the fish's range. >>

As I think about this some more, it is possible that there has been some
stocking from the local hatchery, although it should not be necessary for the bass
population. There are a lot of bass. They have stocked Lake Trout a while
back but the effect on the Lake Trout reported catch was insignificant and not
cost effective. The next time I am up there, I will inquire at the hatchery.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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