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#11949431 - 11/24/16 09:37 AM Yellow Bass
Pilothawk Offline
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Registered: 01/14/03
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Loc: Kentucky Lake


I assume yellow bass posts go on this forum.

Niece is home from SoCal. She wanted to go fishing, so I agreed to take her out. I don't have any idea how many we caught, but we had three dozen minnows, and 18 night crawlers. They barely lasted three hours.

I know some people eat these things but I never have.

It was great watching her have fun. Non stop action.
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#11949437 - 11/24/16 09:42 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
TCK73 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3590
Loc: Jack County
Fast action is fun.

Most of the yellow bass I have caught are so small they wouldn't be worth cleaning. I do know some that do eat them, and they say they are good.

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#11949455 - 11/24/16 10:01 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1590
Loc: Garland TX
They are good to eat (all white meat no red) and fight hard for a small fish.
Save your minnows they will bite small slabs just as well.
Great fish for kids to catch, I bet she was having a blast.
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#11951760 - 11/25/16 09:55 PM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2521
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Great eating fish!

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#11951906 - 11/26/16 06:41 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 07/19/05
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Loc: Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
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#11952230 - 11/26/16 12:51 PM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
BAIT956 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 450
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
Yes, if they are big enough to clean, they are great eating. Nice firm white flesh. Prepare as you would crappie.

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#11952982 - 11/27/16 07:38 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
Dennis Christian Online   content
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2521
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
In some lakes there seem to be more yellows large enough (9 to 11 inches) to eat. In 1995 Richland Chambers had huge schools of yellows feeding on the surface - competing with the white bass. Most were about 10 inches - plenty big enough to eat. At Cedar Creek today we catch a lot of eating size yellows with some going 12, 13, and 14 inches.

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#11954680 - 11/28/16 08:59 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 01/14/03
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Loc: Kentucky Lake
Our pond has tons of small ones that hang out on the bars in the main river. They are consummate bait thieves. There are times when you find schools of them in the 10 inch range with some bigger.
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#11954711 - 11/28/16 09:15 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
don the angler Offline


Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 5126
Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA
Mother Nature is strange indeed. I have never caught one @ Lewisville, Grapevine, or Roberts. Probably a good thing.
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#11954766 - 11/28/16 09:58 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1590
Loc: Garland TX
Whitney and Texoma do not have any.
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#11956062 - 11/28/16 09:52 PM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2550
Loc: Mesquite TX
I have caught plenty of them at Tawakoni over the years. Never thought to keep one and eat it.

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#11956072 - 11/28/16 09:58 PM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
I think someone on Fork just broke the lake record with a 3.68 pounder, or close.
Picture looked awesome,..huge football fish. We catch them on Fork all the time
while Crappie fishing,..keeps your reflexes sharp.. fish

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=58B414A3


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#11956463 - 11/29/16 08:56 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
Froghunter Offline
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Registered: 12/25/15
Posts: 184
We catch a bunch of them but never anything over 10". I have yet to eat one but would like to try it if I can ever catch one that actually has meat on it. smile

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#11956575 - 11/29/16 10:02 AM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 1565
Loc: 32�42.136′N 97�6.772′W
We just caught a bunch at caddo lake, plenty of eater size there. Great fight, great taste and yes, they will bite slabs, jigs, etc. I caught a bunch on a cotton cordell slab (chrome) and different color crappie jigs.
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#11956966 - 11/29/16 02:20 PM Re: Yellow Bass [Re: Pilothawk]
TroyKing Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1636
Loc: Carthage Tx
They are very good to eat...I fry the little ones whole...very clean tasting.
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