Odd looking Smallie

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Odd looking Smallie

In well over 20 years of fishing and more than a few thousand smallmouth C&R I have never come across one that looked like this.
 

 
Let me begin by saying yes I did catch both fish on the same lure. One was on each treble hook. The lure is a 1/2oz rattle trap in Creek Perch.
Whats up with the humpback? Almost like a sheepshead body.
Has anyone ever seen this before?
 
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    leolizard
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    It makes me think of the hump on the head of a bull bluegill.
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    MisterZ
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    I've seen this on other forums, only on large mouth. Here's one. And another
     
    Likely just a natural deformity / birth defect from what most speculate.
     
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    2 years ago...
     

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    Snag_826
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    That smallmouth definitly rode the short bus to school...
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    I live in Cambria County and have a small lake near my house and I have caught a number of largemouth that resemble that. Another strange thing about the largemouth resembling that is the jaw line.  On these fish the lower jaw protrudes far beyond the upper jawline and makes them look very strange.  Anything liek that on your fish???  I'll try to post a pic later of the largemouth. I got a few pics of them because I was so awestruck by them.

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    AndyS509
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    I have seen a few largemouth like that but never a smallmouth. Interesting how that happens
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    BadWolf
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    Nice double catch! Never seen one like that, agree about the Sheephead reference.
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    Fullback and runningback.

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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    that big fish reminds me of the one character from He Man that ran head first into everything
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    Beaver river????
    Used to get some crazy lookin fish like that below the NB dam in the early 80's
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    fallscity1
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    Re:Odd looking Smallie (permalink)
    fishin coyote

    Beaver river????
    Used to get some crazy lookin fish like that below the NB dam in the early 80's
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    that big fish reminds me of the one character from He Man that ran head first into everything

    It was a few Dams Above NB
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