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Nickname for large rock bass => yam?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Banker, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Banker

    Banker Banned

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    Maybe IÕm just trying too hard to kill two birds with one stone (get that rock bass some more respect and coin a new term), but I like it for a couple reasons.

    1) like the rock bass it they are not glamorous (except around thanksgiving when everyone looks forward to those recipes coming out of the woodwork (literally)).

    2) a large rock bass has about (but not quite)the same volume as a large yam (that would be one nice rockie!)

    maybe IÕm not giving it enough credit? Can someone think of something slightly larger than a yam that fits its ÒpersonalityÓ?

    while we are on the topic:

    slabs Ð large crappies (perhaps used for large gills, etc at times?)

    sowbelly Ð large (spawning) largemouth

    football Ð a very large smallie

    dinks Ð small fish of any species.

    spikes Ð see dinks.

    I know IÕm missing some here, please clue me in!

    I guess I just want to someday be able to say "went out last saturday caught 3 slabs, 2 yams, and a football!" :D
     
  2. Slikster

    Slikster Shore Bound

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    I've always just called rockbass rockies
     

  3. Banker

    Banker Banned

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    i'm not really looking for nicknames of other species, but rather "large specimens" of them
     
  4. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    how about rocky balbowa?
     
  5. Banker

    Banker Banned

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    oh yeah also a large rock bass would "kinda" have the same shape as a large yam! (just like a large smallie "kinda" has the same shape as a football and a large crappie just "kinda" looks like a "slab"
     
  6. bronzebackyac

    bronzebackyac Crick Smallie Fisherman

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    don't some people call rock bass "red eyes"? I like that one.
     
  7. bassmanmark

    bassmanmark Workin' is for Suckers

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    We call big perch = slabsided yellow belly.
    Big Bass= Toad
    Fresh Steelhead= SilverBullet
    Big Creek chub= Bone
     
  8. Mushijobah

    Mushijobah Urban Angler

    I always call them chunksters or chunks
     
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