Bass, Roanoke the pyromaniac

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Location: 
Brookside Park in Roanoke, VA
Date Caught: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Notes: 
It's not the greatest picture, but it's what I got. I suspect this is a hybrid with rock bass, not a purebred Roanoke bass, but the cheeks don't seem to have scales, which would be a distinguishing characteristic of the Roanoke bass, different from rock bass, shadow bass, and Ozark bass, which all have a fully-scaled cheek, according to Peterson's.