When you lay your ego out there, don't get defensive when someone steps on it. So it IS your second one and it MAY look better than some professionals out there, but YOU ARE AN ART MAJOR. To me, that doesn't cut you as much slack as a rank beginner as I'd expect you to take reference pictures and simulate them better. I would expect a better representation from someone with your background. I'm using the word "harsh" even though some back off that. The spots MAY look like SOME bass, but the majority of them don't. The spot pattern is random but still organized and as they work up and down the vertical line of the fish, the top ones fade into the dark dosal and the bottom ones (which are nonexistant on your fish) fade into the off-white of the belly. In your winter spare time, why not invest in a couple videos by guys like Matt Thompson or Rick Krane to see the subtleties that can make your work stand out better. Go to the tutorial section here and look for a world class one from Cole Cruickshank on how he paints a largemouth bass. Then if you scroll a bit farther, you'll see another world class paint job on a salmon by Jeff Lumsden. What those two guys show is the difference between a "commercial" guy like me a a person who "majors in fish art."