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Last Post 12 May 2013 06:25 PM by
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10 May 2013 10:19 PM
I caught this bass today. Weirdly in about 8 feet of water. Despite the fact the tail is really worn down, it looks as though it was bedding or shortly off the bed. Does anyone know if the lower portion of the tail will grow back?
11 May 2013 05:32 PM
It looks like that might be a little too much tail to completely grow back, and if it does it will probably take a while. Looks like a pike got to him or something.
11 May 2013 09:16 PM
Yeah...something took a bite. Nice bass anyways!
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12 May 2013 09:58 AM
No bass ever gets it's tail reduced that much from just fanning a bed.
Looks like your bass had an encounter with a small snapping turtle.
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12 May 2013 12:26 PM
It should eventually re-grow it's tail, however, it will take months.
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12 May 2013 12:58 PM
It's good to know it will grow back. I had never seen a fish with this much tail gone either, but this year there have been several with the tail worn down. I don't think this is a one off situation. I caught another with a similar tail, and there's a bedding bass next to dock at my mom's place, from what I can see, half of it's tail is gone also. It used to be the bass made beds in sandy bottoms, but we've had several invasive species introduced to the lake and the big fish I can see next to the dock, has made that bed on mussel shells, which are covered with zebra mussels. If you've been in a lake with zebra mussels, they are sharp, and I think this is what has worn down the tail.
Once again, I'm glad to know it will grow back. Thanks for the feedback, guys.
12 May 2013 06:25 PM
I'll bet that's not the fastest bass in the lake!
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