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    Big Smallmouth or Possible Meanmouth Caught From Cedar Creek

    Caught this Wednesday (my birthday) out on Cedar Creek, obvious markings of a smallie but upon closer inspection could be a MeanMouth. I have KDFWR biologists looking at it to see if they can tell, I also saved a scale from it for potential DNA testing. Let me know what you guys think it is...besides being an awesome fish!! Subscribe to my Youtube Channel and visit my website while you are there!...hope you all enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0RFCpblI7I
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    *UPDATE*

    Just received a message from a buddy at KDFWR and after review, the state Ichthyologist and Fisheries Asst. Director and other biologists have all come to the same conclusion that it is a smallmouth/largemouth Hybrid and is incredibly rare!
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    I've never heard of that...?

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    Here are some pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagikSmallie View Post
    Here are some pics
    Do a search for BIG SPOT. My brother caught one behind the island that weighed 5 pounds. We thought it was a spot but it kinda looks like the one you caught.
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    Strange fish for sure but i thought a meanmouth was a smallie/spot offspring. I caught one at dale, and the only reason im sure it was a meanmouth is because i couldnt figure out which one it was
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    Crazy times we live in today. Even the fish are having an identity crisis lol... Nice fish and I don't see another boat in the picture trying to move in on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishin is life View Post
    Strange fish for sure but i thought a meanmouth was a smallie/spot offspring. I caught one at dale, and the only reason im sure it was a meanmouth is because i couldnt figure out which one it was
    I think "meanmouth" can apply to both. From what I understand the smallmouth/spot cross is more common.
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    A smallmouth/spot cross is not uncommon but still rare enough that only a small portion of bass fisherman have ever seen one little on catch one. The largemouth/spot cross is very rare. If my memory is correct this is only the second picture I have seen of one. You caught a true trophy so I tip my hat to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishin is life View Post
    Strange fish for sure but i thought a meanmouth was a smallie/spot offspring. I caught one at dale, and the only reason im sure it was a meanmouth is because i couldnt figure out which one it was
    I talked to some biologists at F&W, they told me a meanmouth can technically be a LMB/SMB cross or a SPB/SMB cross. Its likely this is a spotted bass X smallmouth. But they said it could be either. the fact that it did have a tooth patch is a pretty solid indication that it is most likely a spotted bass cross. The certainty remains that its definitely not a pure bred smallie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagikSmallie View Post
    I talked to some biologists at F&W, they told me a meanmouth can technically be a LMB/SMB cross or a SPB/SMB cross. Its likely this is a spotted bass X smallmouth. But they said it could be either. the fact that it did have a tooth patch is a pretty solid indication that it is most likely a spotted bass cross. The certainty remains that its definitely not a pure bred smallie.
    That is all good and all, but when are you going to post GPS locations for that spot on Cedar .

    If you see a 19 ft Tracker with a Wild Man following you around, in a very sneaky manner, not mind him....I hear he's CRAZY.........actually bat **** crazy .

    That is a beautiful fish.......

    Later,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagikSmallie View Post
    I talked to some biologists at F&W, they told me a meanmouth can technically be a LMB/SMB cross or a SPB/SMB cross. Its likely this is a spotted bass X smallmouth. But they said it could be either. the fact that it did have a tooth patch is a pretty solid indication that it is most likely a spotted bass cross. The certainty remains that its definitely not a pure bred smallie.
    looking at first photo I though the mouth was probably a LMB/SMB however with tooth patch I think you are correct.

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