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.