Subscriber Services. [6], Spotted bass usually feed on small fishes, crayfishes, and aquatic insects. Thats a gold-spotted bass.

That edge holds a lot of fish. "It will go through the review process," Vitek said. While I usually fish the 4 inch plastics, I have also had good luck with bucktails. The teams participate in boats ranging from 12-25 feet in length. 95% Upvoted. There are some places where they can be caught from shore. When we put it on the scale, I thought it had a great chance of being a world record.".

It's official, the 11-plus pound spotted bass caught by California angler Nick Dulleck is now a world record.

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California’s record was broken earlier this year with a 10.38-pound fish from New Bullards Bar Reservoir, a very popular place for spotted bass fishing. After a few seconds passed, the fish broke the surface and gave the anglers a glimpse of her massive head. "We'll test the line, review the photos, testimony and application.

It’s a feeling that never went away. Smaller spotties can be found in lots of places. If the weight of 11 pounds and four ounces was accurate, Bailey’s bass would have exceeded both the current California state record and the world record recognized by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). share. Take a look at the lures that landed anglers top finishes last week at the Bassmaster Eastern Open at Cherokee Lake. (Photo courtesy of Nick Dulleck). Pound for pound, they fight better than sand bass or calico bass, and at a given length they weigh more, being somewhat girthier. The rocks nearer the waterline tend to be very slippery. They look delecious! In a trip to south Georgia in January Fritz Nordengren and I went a little out of our way to visit Jacksonville, Ga, the … It had all the ingredients I was looking for.". There are lots of eel grass beds in the south end of the bay, also along Shelter Island, and pretty much all over.

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“As great a spotted bass fishery as the state of California has become, I’m certain that this record will fall again soon,” he said. I did it, I was ready, I was prepared. The bass measured 24 1/2 inches long with a girth … Spotties hang around in cold or warm water. Just Use a Shotgun to Unclog Your Toilet, House Cat Mistaken for Mountain Lion, Causes Evacuation in San Diego, Video: Bowhunter Saves Fawn from Two Hungry Coyotes. The spotted bass was introduced to the Thee River, Olifants‐Doring River system, Western Cape Province, South Africa as game fish before 2007 and rated as invasive species. "I knew it was my job to get her back into the water safely," he said. Paul Bailey was fishing with Matt Newman in an unnamed California lake recently when he caught a large 11-pound, four-ounce spotted bass. Shortly after the fish was weighed and the records consulted, the anglers made a call to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to get the bass certified. In December, pro angler Cody Meyer caught a 10.8-pounder that was originally submitted for IGFA record consideration. Description. There's nothing quite like returning to the ramp with a winning limit ... except maybe weighing in a new world record. [8], The spotted bass can live approximately six years. We hope you enjoyed this bass fishing video! In this context Spotted bass is a good food source for humans. It's about the fact that I was lucky enough to be that guy. When they finally got the fish into the net and realized it was a giant spotted bass, they began talking about the possibilities of a new world record. The spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus), also called spotty, or spots in various fishing communities, is a species of freshwater fish of the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of the order Perciformes. It's official, the 11-plus pound spotted bass caught by California angler Nick Dulleck is now a world record.

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The spotted bass is also often confused with a smallmouth bass or smally for short, but it lacks the vertical bars that are present on the sides of the body of a smallmouth bass. They get them around mag bay area, Ive seen a couple on Long Range trips. In over 300 tournaments as a weighmaster, I've never come close to being that excited. It isn't nearly as predatory as the large mouth and only consumes about half the amount of the fish. 11lb 4oz Spotted Bass. Even if all looks well as you go down toward the waterline, be aware of the wakes and give yourself a few feet of safety elevation. Do you want to catch a record fish? If I troll a. The flesh is lighter in color than the calico bass and sand bass, and firmer in texture, giving it a more lobster-like feel on the palate. A spotted bass will resemble a largemouth bass in coloration but will have a smaller mouth. "When I got to about 10 feet it just felt heavy, and I knew there was one on.".

"It was a perfect place for baitfish to move in and give them cover. There is also a rocky shoreline on Coronado just north of where the bridge crosses over. Like all bass the Spotted bass feeds using suction by opening its mouth and creating a negative pressure that sucks in the prey. Although spotties are usually fished on a catch-and-release basis, they are excellent table fare.