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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2016, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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spots on a smallmouth bass

A friend caught this bass today in the Yough river. Anyone know what causes the spots?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2016, 09:28 AM
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Re: spots on a smallmouth bass

The spots are caused by Melanosis. The fish is fine.
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Re: spots on a smallmouth bass

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Re: spots on a smallmouth bass

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Re: spots on a smallmouth bass

i hadnt heard of other water bodies aside from Susqy and Juniata as having the same lesion issues... I would send PFBC an email with location and pic imo..not sure they are monitoring it anywhere aside from central pa
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Re: spots on a smallmouth bass

I do not know what the cause is but have caught dozens of smallmouth with those markings from the Susquehanna and lake Erie.
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Re: spots on a smallmouth bass

Have also caught bass on the susky with those spots, I don't think it's good
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