WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

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WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby arpie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:53 am

Hi guys

It's been blowing a gale here in the last week or so, making it very uncomfortable to fish in my little yak ..... I drove around Green Point, Pacific Palms & the Keys the other day in the hope of finding a spot out of the wind but it was not to be .....

So with the Bass Season 'starting up again' on Friday, Sept 1st ..... I was REALLY KEEN to get on the water & give bass a crack - I don't think I've targeted them really, since my previous PB (a 50cm impoundment bass) at Somerset Dam 2 years ago!! :lek:

I had a spot in mind - and was lucky to find it 'empty of people'! :lek:

20 minutes of topwater for NOTHING! Not one touch! :roll: I put on a medium diving Crackjack & BOOM!
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More info in my report shortly in Freshwater Fishing! :lek:
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby pdfarrell » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:55 am

Simply awesome. :lek:
Well done Roberta!

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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby mouse » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Like :cool:
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby Galey » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:38 pm

What a chunky looking fish. Congrats!
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby dinodadog » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:01 am

Couple of good lookers :grin:
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby Ads22 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:08 am

That certainly is a fat fish!
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby Ads22 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:15 pm

Food for thought - I just saw a post on Suntag FB page of a 460mm that had recently been recaptured at Somerset. It was previously tagged in December 1992 - that's 24.7 years!! When tagged it was 360mm. That's 100mm in 9,019 days. I wonder how old your beast was, arpie!!!
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby lantana » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:34 pm

what a way to start off the season well done, and a great photo too, luv it
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby arpie » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks guys - the smile is still on the dial!! :gu:

....I just saw a post on Suntag FB page of a 460mm that had recently been recaptured at Somerset. It was previously tagged in December 1992 - that's 24.7 years!! When tagged it was 360mm. That's 100mm in 9,019 days. I wonder how old your beast was, arpie!!!.....

That is AMAZING, Adam!! So you could add quite a few years to the 24.7, to account for the original '360mm' size .... then some more for the final '40mm' of mine!! Gosh ... it could be 40 years old?!!

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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby Ads22 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:10 pm

I think there would be a spectrum of growth rates, depending on food supply, competition, etc. But it certainly could be ancient!
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby BrendanH » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:34 pm

Massive. Incredible fish.
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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby dinodadog » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:55 am

Off track, I caught a 58.5cm and 4 years later it was 58.5cm still. Thats why its hard to find those 60cm models.

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Re: WOOHOO! I Cracked a 50cm Wild River Bass on Open Day!!

Postby arpie » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:04 am

...Off track, I caught a 58.5cm and 4 years later it was 58.5cm still. Thats why its hard to find those 60cm models.....

Yep, those 60 models really ARE unicorns!! :wink:

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