Are my bass healthy?

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by Catmaster, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    It has been a little warmer here in Kansas the last couple of days and I have done a little bass fishing in some ponds on my property. We have not had a good rain in more than 2-3 months well actualy I cant remember but the ponds are pretty low. I have caught some pretty nice ones but the coloration is very light and parts of their mouths are very red and I have herd it is because of a lack of oxygen. Is this correct and what can I do about it???



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  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    It's not uncommon for bass to be lacking color when caught from cold water or deep water.
     

  3. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    use um for flathead bait?
     
  4. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    Also a cause for pale color would be if the water is murky. The clearer the water...the more distinct the coloration is....the muddier it is...the paler the coloration will be.

    Have not heard anything about the redness being caused by lack of oxygen....but that doesn't mean it's not so. Perhaps it's where you've hooked them before?