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 Posted: Sun Sep 30th, 2018 05:26 pm
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Hey all. I just found some pictures of bass caught in the last few years and just wanted to see what you guys estimate them to be.


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Another one of 3. Fat female in spawn

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Bassin Barry wrote: Hey all. I just found some pictures of bass caught in the last few years and just wanted to see what you guys estimate them to be.


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Smallie, 800g

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Bassin Barry wrote: 2
Fat fish, 1.5-2kg is my guess

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Bassin Barry wrote: 3
1.6 kg

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Bass are a lot lighter than they look... Buying a digital scale solves much of the guesswork but it always leaves me disappointed. The only time they weigh anything resembling impressive, is when they are female and a day or two before they spawn (ni(ce(fish)(

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So what are the weights? :)

Ja agreed LK..When I've caught lunkers before and weighed them they ended up being barely 1.5 kg..One fish of 1.5 kg we put in my mates small dam to eat the bluegills. Like four or five years on now and that fish has taken to a diet of white bread, love the stuff and waits as you feed the baitfish bread and as you gooi in a slice she/he comes out of nowhere and nails it! That fish is now officially a pot-bellied pig! I'm guessing upwards of 3.5kg now..She has not been caught in nearly 3 years and is smart..doesn't want plastic, frog, crank, fluke..wants white bread. The last two times hooked was on a white bread deegie on the bottom for the carp/koi..my mate gets so wrapped up in the lilies and then she jumps off.

Best bass fishing session, a mate takes me to his secret spot with a kickboat for each of us in his boot. He hands me a crankbait and says throw that there, and I do..and get stuck..until the log starts pulling me. Then doesn't realise it is hooked and swims right up to me. Till next to me and I grab it and it goes wild and I throw it on my lap..3-4 kg..who knows..that belly and I could fit 2 fists in that bucket mouth. But that thing was twice the size of any bass i've caught before.. That day I got about 50 fish, my mate at least a hundred, he caught so many fish over 2kg I stopped counting..still got one from the bank after we were done for the day. LOL they put a few florida hybrids in there 8 years prior..there are lunkers there twice the size of the one I caught..Shoals of bass. Oh my..Only other time I've nailed the bass like that was the other time he took me to his other spot, in the drought, with few thousand bass ina muddy puddle and no food, eish, was too easy. Throw a plastic worm or anything and let it sit on the ground, wait for your line to start swimming off and strike.. :)

Nice to have mates like that! Ja he is the bass pro, when I call a fish 2kg, he says 1.2, when I say 3 he says 2...so I have to agree with you LK.

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Thanks for your guys comments. Yeah it really is hard to guess the weights. For that last fish I took measurements and used a few online bass calculators and they ranged between 2-3kgs. I think it was just 2kgs because she felt heavier than usual. And the 2nd I would say in the 2s because I was really tiny there. But that was so long ago I couldn’t tell you. At that age I was probably calling it a 4.5kg fish. Haha.

That dams sounds amazing. So nice finding some good private waters. Was it here in the western cape or further out? I wouldn’t give away the name for a spot like that.

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Far out..very far.. ;)

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just take good pictures.....away from your body towards the camera.

size increases astronomical!!!!!
then they are all huge!

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