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What’s the bass population going to look like after this year? #13479726 03/20/20 12:51 PM
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So I’ve never been a fan of tournament fishing during the bass spawn. I just don’t think taking big girls off their beds during this time does the bass population any good. I don’t have any scientific evidence to back this up, but I do have common sense. Do y’all think with all these big bass tournaments being cancelled, due to the virus, will help the bass quality and population around our state?

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Meh not much different. For every one taken off a bed 100 others are never seen.

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I think another year of high water will be much more beneficial than the impact of tournament cancellations.

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Originally Posted by tejasbass
I think another year of high water will be much more beneficial than the impact of tournament cancellations.

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Re: What’s the bass population going to look like after this year? [Re: shooter920] #13479948 03/20/20 02:32 PM
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Won't affect it one bit

Re: What’s the bass population going to look like after this year? [Re: shooter920] #13479956 03/20/20 02:38 PM
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The bigger question may be what's the human population going to look like after this year? Gonna call this new batch "Coronians!"


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The spawn may be cancelled, everything else has been!!

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Originally Posted by shooter920
So I’ve never been a fan of tournament fishing during the bass spawn. I just don’t think taking big girls off their beds during this time does the bass population any good. I don’t have any scientific evidence to back this up, but I do have common sense. Do y’all think with all these big bass tournaments being cancelled, due to the virus, will help the bass quality and population around our state?



I trust Texas Parks & Wildlife biologists more than anyone on this forum in regards to setting limits for our lakes based on what they can and can't handle. Currently any Texan with a valid fishing license can keep 1825 fish per year per state laws. I figure a VERY minuscule amount of people do that just as I do not think that fishing during the spawn hurts the lakes enough to make them change it. They know what is best no matter how much any of us try and say different just since we fish.

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With people home I think even more people are on the lake this spring. As stated, tournaments are a tiny portion of the spawn. Thousands of fish getting plucked off beds as we speak by bank beaters

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They are probably released immediately so they can return to their beds. I believe that will help the spawn.


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Originally Posted by 9094
Meh not much different. For every one taken off a bed 100 others are never seen.


I agree with this

Re: What’s the bass population going to look like after this year? [Re: shooter920] #13480113 03/20/20 04:07 PM
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The bite will be awesome after a couple of weeks of near no pressure they get this time of year. If this stupid stuff the government is pushing on us continues, the fish population will decrease a lot. Try to go to the grocery store now.....fish are about to be ate.

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Exactly. The OP forgets that per state regulations technically everyone in those same tournaments are allowed to keep 5 bass! Take home, kill them and eat them. And actually they would be allowed to take home eat, and kill 10 bass per boat since it’s 5 fish per angler. So in a tournament 5 bass get released back alive in the lake. Doesn’t hurt the population.

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Mama bass is lying in her bed with an assistant close by to help her in birthing some little ones. Mama grabs a hold of a pest and ends up in a live well bumping her nose and getting bounced around for several hours. She's removed and placed in a bag and carted around and hung up for everyone to pontificate on her impressive belly. Mama is then put back in the water far from her hospital bed and with no assistant and with a tremendous urge to dump this wad of eggs as quickly as possible after suffering the most traumatic experience of her life. Now she must find a new place to unload and an assistant in unfamiliar surroundings and soon. By now she probably doesn't care whether those eggs survive or not, she just needs to get them out and is screaming for an epidural.

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Gonna be worse if these dumbarses keep hoarding cause I'm gonna have to start eating them!

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