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Micro Bassing
« on: May 14, 2016, 09:24:05 am »
Went to my local dam last week to look for some vlei kurper and dwarf kurper... Think it was a bit cold or the fish were fussy, either way I didnt manage to get a pull with these species. So armed with my 4'6 Berkley Cherrywood and my Foxx Rippa 500 (Thanks Willie) loaded with 4lb nanofil I tried to get some small Bass. It went well. I managed 12 Bass and lost one Carp (About 1kg) on the bank... Nice to feel a fish fight again because I have been so swamped with work I havent been fishing much this year. Anyways heres some pics for those of you who are interested  w;k










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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 10:07:30 am »
Lekker WK. Those little bass are greedy little buggers and great fun to catch.
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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 11:49:02 am »
Thanks Hermann, very greedy fish! Nothing to write home about, but was just happy to be fishing again.  :fshn:

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 01:34:11 pm »
 Hi WK well done with those little ones, they look very healthy.  The only thing I noticed the way you hold those little ones by the bottom lip is not the way to hold them  :toppie: they need to be supported by supporting the whole body not just by bottom lip. " SORRY " just the weight of the body can cause there jaws to break or become disfunctionable that happens a lot and then they are thrown back and land up starving to death.
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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 02:56:42 pm »
Good fun Gareth!

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2016, 03:20:33 pm »
Hi Laurie, thanks for that, and my apologies. I just have always held bass that way...

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Re: Micro Bassing
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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2016, 03:41:16 pm »
HI WK I used to do th same  :blush: until I read a article on bass ,  and that is what the book said and it just made sense. .....?
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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2016, 03:53:14 pm »
I've seen many, many pics of Bass being held by the lip... it's so widespread, I thought it was the right way to do it, even though it never looked fish-friendly! Especially with bigger Bass... always wondered how they survived without dislocations and tears...??  :dunno:   
Any chance of someone doing a repeat of that article? Would be nice to read.

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2016, 04:10:09 pm »
Hi Reefs Google how to hold a bass and it will show you exactly what I have mentioned I cannot give you the link  :cnfzd I don't know how.
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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2016, 06:25:16 pm »
http://www.mikelongoutdoors.com/proper-bass-handling/

You can hold it by the jaw, as long as you support it's weight...

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2016, 06:29:54 pm »
Ja was thinking the same thing Walks , as in support the body weight of the fish ... trouble is most of my recent catches have been so small , there is no body weight .. :shk :hyst: :hyst: .

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Re: Micro Bassing
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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2016, 08:26:55 pm »
Good stuff mate !!

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2016, 07:23:25 am »
Thanks bro  w;k

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2016, 03:39:45 pm »
Fished for Trout at Emhlangeni on Saturday, managed 30-40 between 7 of us. We also caught some greedy Bass, managed about 10 or so...

I love micro fishing, so it was really cool to get some miniature bass inbetween the 500g - 1kg Trout.

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2016, 04:55:10 am »
VERY COOL!

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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2016, 12:20:40 pm »
Very nice
Reminds me of a day long ago when I caught 75 little bass in a dam near Grabouw in the cape. Mayhem
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Re: Micro Bassing
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2016, 12:26:32 pm »
Thats awesome!