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Amadeo

Grapevine 5/22 What A Day!

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Well i was planing on attending the derby with some buddies but i had some baby momma drama which i had to deal with so we just fished here by my house on Grapevine lake!Pondbass came out also And what a day it was i caught a total of 17 fish not sure what Austin had but i know it was close to me n he even showed up 3 hours after we were there lol! Ok enough talk on to the pics!

first catch of the day n within 5 mins of casting out a nice 10lb buff

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biggest common of the day for me 11lb

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a nice 10lb dark buff

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New PB Mirror 9.9lb

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15lb buff

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17lb swrily buff

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This is my Grapevine PB Buff 26.9lbs

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3 catches in a row the buff n common were Austins n the buff was mine!

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corn corns 10lb buff

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Austin 22-4 buff

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Austin 21.8lb dark buff

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Awesome job congrats on the PBs!

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Amadeo

The "dark" buff may very well be a "Black Buffalo". There are three kinds of buffalo, Bigmouth (some, but not many in TX), Smallmouth and Black. The Black buffalo are almost impossible to distinguish from the Smallmouth. When they first come out of the water they have a lot more rainbow color. I don't know how else to explain it. Kind of shiney. The Bigmouth buffalo's mouth is entirely different and easy to tell.

Phone

Ohh, That is H U G E for a Black buffalo.

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Good session, nice fish,,Phone NOT a BLACK BUFFALO.....

The Black Buffs, are 100% BLACK, and the one freaking attitude,,,,,,,the pictures are of small mouth Buffs,,,,great color differentials, but certainly NOT a BLACK,

Trust me, you get a BLACK BUFFALO and you're in for a ride :o

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Pone,

Whaddya think???

SMALLMOUTH

Black

Bigmouth

The Black Buffs, here are almost jet black,,,,,,

Small mouth are a grey and oftentimes irridiscent(sp)

also look at mouth orientation of the pictures that he has posted..

Edited by Neil Stern

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Neil,

Yep, it's easy to tell the bigmouth, we'll leave them out.

Here's my experience. (smallmouth vs black)

It is really hard to tell. But once you “have it” you can usually tell. In small individuals I still cannot always tell.

I’d say the “groove” in the upper lip is the easiest to see in the smallmouth (the fish have to be pretty big). A feature that is not on the black. The black buffalo mouth is more beneath the front end of the snout and is kind of slanted.

The black buffalo is deeper bodied. They, black, are almost never (for me) three times as long as deep. Smallmouth are almost always three times longer than they are deep.

Overall black buffalo body and fin color can be dark gray or blue to bronze or olive. But usually the black's “darkness” is a give away. During the spawn male smallmouth can get very dark which only confuses the issue.

Not really a good indicator (sort of a feel) but the irridiscent(sp) colors are brighter on the black for about a minute or minute and a half after thay are on shore.

So,

the lip

the length

usually the color (but not always)

I'd say if you catch a "grey" black buffalo you are calling it a smallmouth. Although you do have a ton more smallmouth than black in TX so you are probably 'right' 99% if the time.

There are differences in the number of scales along the lateral line and number of soft rays too. I can't remember the differences. Heck, I can't remember what bait I just used.

Phone

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:lol::P

I 'll agree with that.......the Small-mouths are much more prevalent....and on the Catching side, the B;lacks fight a whole heck of a lot harder,,,,they have a Chitty attitude,,,,, ;)

Oh, I'm pretty sure you used some of Toms' Puffs :lol:;)

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Great looking buffs! They are rare around our part of the world and I am still waiting for my day to catch one

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