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Pale largemouth?

Discussion in 'Bass Discussions' started by ohiou_98, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. While fishing a small shallow pond I caught a few largemouth and noticed they were all pale looking. The fish were pale with a light lateral line.... What causes this color? There is no cover/shade on the pond either. I've heard others say that the lack of cover will cause bass to be pale in color, is this true?
     
  2. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    yes, and deep water bass are much darker too. bass from under lilly pads are dark. they change with the cover they have available.
     

  3. fishingredhawk

    fishingredhawk Ohio Hawg Hunter

    Bass often become very light in color when they are hanging out in muddy water.
     
  4. wow i have seen that too! its really weird i saw some it looked like they were turning white LOL. they were pretty small though so i wonder iif it occurs in bigger largemouths as well
     
  5. SConner

    SConner Fish Whisperer

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  6. Whaler

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    They take the color of thier surroundings like a Chameleon (sp?) . That's normal.