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    My brother caught this 19" bass on the Clinch Saturday with a spinning rig. He caught it below Peach Orchard.

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    Shawn, I believe that is a spotted bass or sometimes called a Kentucky bass. It is hard to be sure from the picture but a spot will have a broken lateral line and the jaw will not extend past the eye, both of which appear to be the case on this fish. In addition a spot will have a rough tongue patch. We often catch spots at Dale Hollow when fishing for smallies in April and also catch them on a lot of smallmouth streams. They seem to inhabit a lot of the same areas.

    The photo in my avatar is a 19 1/2 inch Dale Hollow spot.

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    We used to turn up quite a few years ago doing shocking surveys. We found them anywhere from the **** to 61, spotted bass and smallmouth both. Including some dandy smallmouth over the years.

    I personally never caught one, but have seen them in the river. That is a very respectable spotted bass anywhere.

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    Yep. That's a spot and a nice one too! What'd he hit?
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    Nice spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky Tim View Post
    Shawn, I believe that is a spotted bass or sometimes called a Kentucky bass. It is hard to be sure from the picture but a spot will have a broken lateral line and the jaw will not extend past the eye, both of which appear to be the case on this fish. In addition a spot will have a rough tongue patch. We often catch spots at Dale Hollow when fishing for smallies in April and also catch them on a lot of smallmouth streams. They seem to inhabit a lot of the same areas.

    The photo in my avatar is a 19 1/2 inch Dale Hollow spot.
    Yeah, I am pretty sure it was a spot too. I thought it was a large mouth bass at first-look from viewing it on my phone. I had to look up the identification chart on TWRA to clarify for my own curiosity. My brother is the bass man of the family and the lake fisherman as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by waterwolf View Post
    We used to turn up quite a few years ago doing shocking surveys. We found them anywhere from the **** to 61, spotted bass and smallmouth both. Including some dandy smallmouth over the years.

    I personally never caught one, but have seen them in the river. That is a very respectable spotted bass anywhere.


    Very interesting...He has caught a few smallmouth bass at Coal Creek, but, no where else on the river. I have not caught one personally on the river either..


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    Yep. That's a spot and a nice one too! What'd he hit?
    I am not sure of the name of the lure; but, he had me tie in some flash and a marabou tail that morning. I will ask him what it is called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
    Yeah, I am pretty sure it was a spot too. I thought it was a large mouth bass at first-look from viewing it on my phone. I had to look up the identification chart on TWRA to clarify for my own curiosity. My brother is the bass man of the family and the lake fisherman as well.



    Very interesting...He has caught a few smallmouth bass at Coal Creek, but, no where else on the river. I have not caught one personally on the river either..


    I am not sure of the name of the lure; but, he had me tie in some flash and a marabou tail that morning. I will ask him what it is called.
    Great catch and a nice add on to a Clinch list for him. I don't know if there are many left because I am not riding on shocking boats anymore.

    Whatever the case it is a nice spotted bass, and always interesting to me how they can survive/feed in that frigid water year round.

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