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How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) #13859534 01/24/21 10:41 PM
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This is how to raise a pet bass of your own! Putting a bass in a native fish tank can be quite stressful at first for both you and your new fish, but with these simple steps, you can be on your way to feeding your bass for the first time!

P.S. Here in Texas, keeping a bass as a pet is not illegal. I have screenshots from TPWD and have done a bunch of research. If y'all would want any help on getting started, feel free to leave a question for me and i'll get back to it ASAP smile


Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: Fishing with James] #13859544 01/24/21 10:46 PM
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Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: Fishing with James] #13859568 01/24/21 11:02 PM
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If it is caught in public water and is less than 14ā€ it is illegal.

Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: 9094] #13859580 01/24/21 11:08 PM
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This is true ^^^ keeping bass under 14" out of public waters is not legal in the first place. Under 14" must be from private waters.

Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: 9094] #13860090 01/25/21 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by 9094
If it is caught in public water and is less than 14ā€ it is illegal.

Remember, not everyone reading posts here or watching a video lives in the same state. Some have a general low limit, but special rules for some lakes that specify no minimum length for harvest (which is a tool for population management). So, not EVERY said fish is by definition illegal.

As an example, Fayette County Lake has a 16-24 slot. By the state's special regulation, catch a 10" bass, or even a 6" bass, you can take it home. Though, with the stupid drain your livewell & bait containers in all instances rule, I'm not sure how said fish would be transported home alive.

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Originally Posted by 9094
If it is caught in public water and is less than 14ā€ it is illegal.


hmmm

I have 2 lakes by me where under 14" are legal.

Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: Fishing with James] #13860274 01/25/21 02:44 PM
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Cool video. I have several friends who have bass in a Aquarium and the fish are doing very well. woot

Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: Fishing with James] #13860543 01/25/21 05:49 PM
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Neat video.

Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: Fishing with James] #13860777 01/25/21 08:03 PM
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Neat video. I can remember watching a video of yours on the day you released Benny. Good productions and thanks for sharing. cheers


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Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: Fishing with James] #13860804 01/25/21 08:19 PM
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big arse 90 gallon tank... nobody follow this uneducated advice, smdh... bang

Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: senko9S] #13861488 01/26/21 07:08 AM
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Because you raised a bass of your own for 2 years plus, did hundreds of hours of research, treated said fish for an infection, and had never done anything with aquariums beforehand? Neat! If that's the case, then I completely agree with you smile

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Thank you! It sure was a rollercoaster with him, and I can't wait to get another one after college!

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Re: How to Raise a Pet Bass (DIY) [Re: Fishing with James] #13861772 01/26/21 03:25 PM
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Had one for Years, great entertainment. Mine sure wasn't a picky eater. Anything put in the tank and he would try to eat it.
Also had a 3000 gallon with multiple game species at work location. Again, great entertainment!

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