What’s Up With This Bass

NO MATTER how many times you go fishing, there are always surprises. For one Bentonville angler it was this unusually hued largemouth bass.

BENTONVILLE – Josh Rogers never had a doubt he had caught a largemouth bass while fishing Sunday evening at Beaver Lake. But with its golden hue, he wondered what might be up with this fish.

“I had two thoughts when I caught it,” he said. “The mid lake area on down is uncharacteristically muddy now, and I know that bass get light-colored when they are in the mud. But when I looked at the mouth and gills, I wondered if he was sick. My buddy I was fishing with said, ‘Surely it’s not something he’s eating that would turn him that color.’”

Bentonville Angler lands rare golden bass