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Spawning bass
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:43:15 am »
Hey guys
Any news on bass spawning yet?
Lets go FISHING!

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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 09:57:00 am »
Yip , guys clubbing it all over, even a new SA record was caught , 7.12 something KG!


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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 03:02:07 pm »
I've been fishing Nandoni dam for the last few weekends. 2 weeks ago, Crankman and I saw saw lots of fry hanging round the trees, caught a few biggish girls and a few of the boys as well, but yeah, the spawn has been and gone in our neck of the woods. I'll be back on Nandoni again tomorrow... I'll report back on any new activity.
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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 09:51:18 am »
Fished Saturday, tough conditions but apart from a bunch of smallies, landed a 2.5 and a 1.9. Still seeing lot's of fry "balls" gathered in sheltered areas and around the trees. Also, all fish caught were in deep water, nothing in the shallows or in the reeds. Water temp was between 23 and 24.5 deg.
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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 08:12:53 am »
Fished the dam yesterday. Hit after hit, almost every cast.
Hooked and lost 40 to 50. Even in the heavy wind.

Friend fished in Newcastle and caught a beauty of 5.2kg

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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 08:37:57 am »
Fished the dam yesterday. Hit after hit, almost every cast.
Hooked and lost 40 to 50. Even in the heavy wind.

Friend fished in Newcastle and caught a beauty of 5.2kg
Do you think this was pre or post spawn?
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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 09:01:01 am »
Fished the dam yesterday. Hit after hit, almost every cast.
Hooked and lost 40 to 50. Even in the heavy wind.

Friend fished in Newcastle and caught a beauty of 5.2kg
Do you think this was pre or post spawn?

I'm not sure to be honest.
We've had a week of nice warm weather, water was warm yesterday.

The bass were only taking smaller worms, in any colour. Nothing on hard plastics or other types of softs.
Deeper water (>1.5m), nothing in the shallows.
The best spots were around dead trees and under the lilies. Not much in the usual thick green reeds.

They were chasing and only taking as it came to the boat. The bigger fish usually jumped and managed to spit out the worm. Happened over and over again. One (estimate 2kg) jumped right over the landing net and under the boat.
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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 09:03:28 am »
Any idea what the water temp was?
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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 09:07:57 am »
No fish finder but I'd guess 23/24 degrees. The shallows could have been 25+ degrees. The water was proper warm in the shallows.

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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 09:17:40 am »
Cool. Thx... Trying to get a better understanding of SA conditions. There's so much info available on US conditions but not that much on SA.
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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 09:30:48 am »
The SA Bass website has about 10 pages on seasonal strategies incl spawning.

https://www.sabass.com/index.php/tips-more/seasonal-strategies?start=0

Not sure if this is based on SA experiences or just copy paste from overseas stuff.

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Re: Spawning bass
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 10:26:41 am »
Thx. Some reading material.  :Like:
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