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#10827757 - 05/08/15 08:14 AM Tiny bedding bass?
SteezMacQueen Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 2850
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Ok. Been at this a long time. But, last night I caught what had to be the smallest bedding bass I've ever caught. It was a male that was about 10" long and way less than a pound. The female? Caught her too, she was closer to 2 pounds. Nothing big at all, but it got me wondering.... How big does a bass need to be (how old), to begin the mating processes and start to have the drive to build a bed to attract a female? This little bass I caught couldn't have been more than a year or so old.

On a side note... It, along with all the others I caught last night, were REALLY crushing rage craws and running strong with it. It wasn't a lazy "tap", it was as soon as the bait hit the grass, then slam! Or nothing.

#10827870 - 05/08/15 08:42 AM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Hammbone Offline
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Registered: 10/05/09
Posts: 742
Loc: Denton, TX
You were fishing last night at Ray Roberts?

My hat is off to you, you truly have what it takes to be AOY !!
Mike Hamm, Lake Ray Roberts
USMC (Retired)
If you ain't Flipp-in your a-miss-in

#10827877 - 05/08/15 08:44 AM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
UTDmiller Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1630
These kids are doing it younger and younger every year haha, I am also curious to when they start spawning
John Miller

#10828178 - 05/08/15 10:27 AM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Tugmaster Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 117
Loc: New Braunfels, Texas
Did you catch the buck bass guarding or could it have been a raider? Age can't be judged by size. If you didn't pull ototliths its really a guess and hard to gauge age. Could have been a stunted fish.

#10828259 - 05/08/15 10:51 AM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5807
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Ive seen pairs many times in the non keeper range. 10-14"

#10828487 - 05/08/15 12:22 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: Jaret Latta]
Tony_Wornick Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/09
Posts: 1406
Loc: McKinney
I think it was the fry.

#10828542 - 05/08/15 12:46 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
MikeSouza Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 1719
Loc: Ardmore, Ok
Google is your friend.

Found this in a few seconds

"Largemouth bass sexual maturity is influenced by size more than age, with most bass reaching sexual maturity with the ability to spawn at around ten inches. "

#10828549 - 05/08/15 12:48 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Mark Perry Online   content

Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 47987
Loc: Point Reyes
Little fish gotta get their swerve on too.

#10828643 - 05/08/15 01:23 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 6424
It's not the size of the bass...
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#10828680 - 05/08/15 01:39 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 3969
Loc: somervell county
Remember how old you were when you first started thinking about it?

#10828731 - 05/08/15 02:06 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Guide Richie White Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/13/02
Posts: 1065
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
I found a pair a couple of weeks ago that may have been less than a pound combined. Way too young.


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