View Full Version : BIGTIME CRAPPIE BITE !

02-23-2016, 09:06 AM
and my question is what do ya think bit it ? sure was an interesting healed up wound .
i would a thunk that should have been a death blow in most critters .....tough lil thangs for sure ....
anyway let the guessing begin ....i thunk turtle .....
and some know i think turtle and speak turtle as well ........rotfl

02-23-2016, 09:20 AM
Bass. No teeth marks.

Tony the Tiger
02-23-2016, 09:23 AM
Maybe gar but probably like you said, turtle :scratchhead

Slow Retrieve
02-23-2016, 09:30 AM
Not sure of it being a bass. Do bass even bite hunks off things? I thought they swallowed their food whole?

02-23-2016, 09:34 AM
Man I've seen fish with big chunk missing. It always amazes me they can live through.

02-23-2016, 11:14 AM
Could have been Nessie, maybe got tired of the cold waters in the highlands of Scotland and decided to move to TX where the water is a bit warmer. Plus everyone knows crappie is the best eating :popcorn

Eager Beaver
02-23-2016, 01:36 PM
Turkey buzzard? EB

02-23-2016, 01:47 PM
What ever bit it, it was a long time ago. I am guessing it was when the fish was very small and this is just how it grew. Turtle or toothy fish would be my bet. His name is Lucky!

02-23-2016, 03:57 PM

short grub
02-23-2016, 04:36 PM
a " little foot "........... LOL

it looks like a turtle to me

02-23-2016, 05:11 PM
I would think it was born that way. That kind of wound would probably been fatal. Just my opinion.

02-24-2016, 08:18 AM
I would tend to agree that most odd shaped crappie have a birth defect or something similar that causes them to look odd . This particular fish went in the cooler with a bunch of others so i had the chance to put a little dissection on it myself . The upper protrusions of the vertebrae that look kinda like the fin bones were actually fragmented under the skin and bunched up by the area closer to its shoulder . Since there were shards of bones around the area i am pretty sure it was some kinda on wound .
i guess its still possible it was birth defect but i dont think bones can grow like that ?

wannabe fisherman
02-24-2016, 07:07 PM
maybe it was picked up and dropped by an Eagle or cormorant or other water bird

02-24-2016, 07:14 PM
i still think turtle ....IMHO ....
one kinda like this common snapper maybe ?

02-24-2016, 09:46 PM
I will agree with you. I've seen some that had a perfect triangle cut out of them. A perfect match to a turtles mouth.

02-24-2016, 09:57 PM
Zika virus?