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Old 03-11-2008, 09:42 AM
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Default fish deformities

This may not be the same thing your seeing but I caught this smallie last year and emailed the pict to Jim Negus with TWRA. He said this is a common spinal deformity called Lordosis similiar to Scoliosis. caused by congenital birth defect. He also said they see this often in both smallmouth and sauger. I measured this fish at 18". It may have went 19+" if the spine had been straight.

Some more info from TWRA website
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