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#10827757 - 05/08/15 08:14 AM Tiny bedding bass?
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Registered: 11/02/14
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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.
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#10827870 - 05/08/15 08:42 AM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Registered: 10/05/09
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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 !!
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#10827877 - 05/08/15 08:44 AM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1658
These kids are doing it younger and younger every year haha, I am also curious to when they start spawning
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#10828178 - 05/08/15 10:27 AM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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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.

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#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: 5852
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Ive seen pairs many times in the non keeper range. 10-14"

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#10828487 - 05/08/15 12:22 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Registered: 03/27/09
Posts: 1406
Loc: McKinney
I think it was the fry.
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#10828542 - 05/08/15 12:46 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
MikeSouza Offline
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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. "

http://www.bradwiegmann.com/fish-biology...or-success.html
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#10828549 - 05/08/15 12:48 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Registered: 01/09/04
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Little fish gotta get their swerve on too.
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#10828643 - 05/08/15 01:23 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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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 Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4042
Loc: somervell county
Remember how old you were when you first started thinking about it?
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#10828731 - 05/08/15 02:06 PM Re: Tiny bedding bass? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Guide Richie White Offline
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Registered: 11/13/02
Posts: 1066
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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