Re: NANFA-- Man Fishes for Musky with Foot

R. W. Wolff (
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 11:17:02 -0600

Natural occuring meanmouth are rare because of the difference in spawning of
the smallmouth and largemouth bass.
I remember fishing a sand pit in early November with a cork and a worm. They
kept hitting the cork. This was in water temps that usually have bass
sitting deep, and with big waves. I pulled the hook and worm up near the
cork and started catching three inch mean mouths. I took three home and put
them in a recently vacated 75 gallon and woke up the next morning to one
live one and two that were just parts and pieces.

In- Fisherman had a column a few years back on the largest verified
meanmouth on record being caught. Very interesting looking fish, and easy to
tell from the parent species, since it was an even mix of boths traits. The
babies I had caught were the same, even though small bass look quite a bit
different than big adults.

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