Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

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Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby Yellowstone7 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:35 am

Hi Chuck and Everyone:

Thanks for uploading a great picture of a Great Lakes Brown. Just what I was looking for. Here is your new fish. :lol:

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Hope you are happy with it! :lol:

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS FISH IS?

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Please let me know if you do. :lol: :lol:

Regards,

Stanley

PS. Chuck....I hope you will get your computer working pretty soon. You are missing out on some great outings and fishing!
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Re: Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby rwwalleye » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:19 pm

Hi Stanley,
Looks like another excellent addition to our fish species list. Another excellent job, if I say so myself. Look forward to catching one of these also, I don't have any doubt in my mind but this will make anther excellent jumper. Roger
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Re: Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby wyldechylde77 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:53 pm

Hi Stanley,

It's a beauty! Only one problem. We already have the Sea Run (Great Lakes) Brown Trout. Remember, you made it last year for the Niagara River outing along with the King and Coho Salmon? :lol: I know, with so many fish species it gets tough to keep up.

And of course, the fish you are showing is a Zander. Can tell it's not a Walleye because it is missing the white spot on the bottom of the tail fin, and certainly isn't a Sauger or Saugeye as it's missing the mottled coloration and black spotting on the fins. Plus, the spiny dorsal fin is too small. The only other fish that fits the bill is the European Zander. ;)

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After another look, I'm not 100% that it IS a Zander. It's long, like the walleye family, but it seems to have the face of a bass? Hmm. I may have to research this one a bit more

Edit 2*

Upon further inspection, it appears to be a Shoal Bass. Maybe it's the screen I'm lookin on, but it appears a bit on the long side for a Shoalie. While Shoal Bass do not get as big around as Smallmouth Bass do, they do have the same characteristics as far as body growth. Or is it just an art thing, meaning Stanley had to crop it a certain way?
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Re: Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby Yellowstone7 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:24 pm

Hi Chuck:

I was going to head for bed when I saw your post. Wow! I am impressed! The don't call you the fish ID Pro for nothing! Here is a picture from which I got the image of the Shoal Bass.

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Remember you suggested this fish in our new fish development thread a while ago? Well here it is. :lol: I spent quite a bit of time on the internet looking for a good profile picture. I am not sure why but all Bass fisherman have a habit of putting his hand in the fish's mouth and this will not work for a profile picture. Does that remind you of someone you know pretty well?

The body on this fish is not as robust as a smallmouth or mature shoal bass. It looks young and a little under nourished and the body is pretty long. But this was the best picture that I could get on the internet so it will have to do. As you can see I had to do a lot of manipulation on the picture before I got the results that showed in the final fish rendering. I really enjoy doing this part as it takes a bit of thinking and time to do it right. The other thing is the limitation on the fish building tool. The length is set at 1000 pixels but the height has to be in exact 100 pixels increments. So either it was 1000x500, or 1000x600. I tried 1000x600 and it made the fish too short and fat.

Anyway I am glad you are back into the fish ID game. You were the undisputed Champ when we had the guessing game running. :lol:

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Stanley
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Re: Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby wyldechylde77 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:41 pm

Hi Stanley,

I know where I can find good pics of Shoal Bass for ya. Gimme a day or two and I'll post em here or email you, bud ;)
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Re: Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby Barns » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:41 pm

Stanley

If this is a Shoal bass, i created for game last year. So why do we need another ?


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Re: Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby wyldechylde77 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:23 pm

You know what? Uncle Barnsie is right. I do remember him creating the Shoal Bass last year. I double-checked the list I have, And sure enough, there is the little Shoal Bass. In fact, I used it in my Louisiana Bayou outing. ;)
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Re: Great Lakes Brown For Chuck....and What Fish?

Postby Yellowstone7 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:52 am

Hi Barns, Chuck and Everyone:

Have you seen the Classic James Bond movies..Gold Finger, Casino Royale, You Only Live Twice...etc?? OK, when you have seen one why waste your money to see another? I don't know about you guys but my reasons are: The story is interesting and different in each episode. The visual effects are interesting with all the new machines and weapons and different stage settings and the scenes filmed in different countries. And I leave this one to the last... all the Bonds girls are all different, some blonds, some brunettes, some Oriental and they are all gorgeous and viscerally and mind enlightening. :lol:

Enough of the Bond girls. The reason I built another Jumping Shoal Bass was threefold.

1)I wanted a slightly different look to the fish with the shoal bass's mouth open when it breaks the water surface during a jump. (Bass do jump, that is why we have a Jumping Largemouth 2).

2)While your old Shoal Bass was beautifully done, it did not have the needed "prj" bitmaps to enable it to rotate in the air while the fish is jumping. If you applied the the newly available jumping setting to it the fish would just jump and rotate on a horizontal axis and that is not very real.

3)I did it just for fun. Why Not? :lol: (remember the different Bond girls?)

I hope this answers your question. :P

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