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7 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Yeah the best guys on scope in the world can't really tell the difference b/t black  and white Bass on the screen.   

 

Ben Milliken had to wade through a ton of them while Eufaula, if he can't tell the difference, I doubt anybody can.  

Our problem is there are no places without 1 million white bass haha. The others have to be mixed in, or otherwise extinct haha

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17 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Our problem is there are no places without 1 million white bass haha. The others have to be mixed in, or otherwise extinct haha

Ben's recent videos are really interesting, he says in Texas the Whites will run off the Black Bass, whereas on Eufaula they were mixed in together.   

 

Wouldn't bother me fun fishing, but imagine catching White after White in a big money Bass tourney, I'd hate the things ?

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13 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Ben's recent videos are really interesting, he says in Texas the Whites will run off the Black Bass, whereas on Eufaula they were mixed in together.   

 

Wouldn't bother me fun fishing, but imagine catching White after White in a big money Bass tourney, I'd hate the things ?

Everyone hates them here and say they run off the smallmouth in spring 

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I’ve literally never even caught a white bass. Must be a lot of them by you @TnRiver46. The last 2 pages of this thread are basically nothing but white bass.

 

Whats a skipjack btw?

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8 minutes ago, gimruis said:

I’ve literally never even caught a white bass. Must be a lot of them by you @TnRiver46. The last 2 pages of this thread are basically nothing but white bass.

 

Whats a skipjack btw?

Skipjack herring , they also come up river by the millions in springtime like white bass . Excellent striper and catfish bait 

 

I’ve basically survived off white bass for a long time, they are immune to harvest. You can keep 15 a day, some people got caught with 420 of them in Nashville. They caught them all bank fishing with artificial lures in a single day haha

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5 minutes ago, gimruis said:

I’ve literally never even caught a white bass. Must be a lot of them by you @TnRiver46. The last 2 pages of this thread are basically nothing but white bass.

 

Whats a skipjack btw?

Poor man's Tarpon......don't like TNRiver46 fool you with his uppity Tennessee Tarpon terminology ?

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2 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Poor man's Tarpon......don't like TNRiver46 fool you with his uppity Tennessee Tarpon terminology ?

I’ve caught a tarpon. There’s no chance in hell a freshwater herring is remotely close to being the same lol

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Just now, gimruis said:

I’ve caught a tarpon. There’s no chance in hell a freshwater herring is remotely close to being the same lol

Yeah I've caught a few myself, and besides Sailfish and Bass I'd say they are the most exciting fish I've caught.  

 

Those Skipjacks look darn close to Tarpons though, and according to TNRiver46 IIrc they even jump haha. 

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14 minutes ago, gimruis said:

I’ve caught a tarpon. There’s no chance in hell a freshwater herring is remotely close to being the same lol

They look they same, size a tad different. World record skipjack is like 4.5 lbs haha

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On 3/16/2023 at 9:03 PM, gimruis said:

I’ve literally never even caught a white bass. Must be a lot of them by you @TnRiver46. The last 2 pages of this thread are basically nothing but white bass.

 

Whats a skipjack btw?

Do you know what a goldeye is?

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3 hours ago, gimruis said:

No, I am not familiar with that one either.

Well never mind then!

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14 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

White bass limit used to be 30, now reduced to 15. I don't know why there is any limit, 

you can't kill enough.

We're still at 30 here - they make a decent meal

 

Something new this year here - we're allowed to harvest Gar now...why? Who knows.

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16 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

We're still at 30 here - they make a decent meal

 

Given how many posts @TnRiver46 has of these things lately, followed by a meal of them, I would like to try one sometime.  I assume they're present in larger rivers.  Not sure about any lakes around here though.  I've never caught one, even by accident, and neither has anyone I know around here either.

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3 minutes ago, gimruis said:

Given how many posts @TnRiver46 has of these things lately, followed by a meal of them, I would like to try one sometime.  I assume they're present in larger rivers.  Not sure about any lakes around here though.  I've never caught one, even by accident, and neither has anyone I know around here either.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/whitebass/index.html

"White bass are common in the Minnesota River, the St. Croix River below Taylors Falls, the Mississippi below St. Anthony Falls and major tributaries, such as the Cannon and Zumbro rivers. Fish also are found in reservoirs on these river systems and in several lakes in southern Minnesota."

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4 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/whitebass/index.html

"White bass are common in the Minnesota River, the St. Croix River below Taylors Falls, the Mississippi below St. Anthony Falls and major tributaries, such as the Cannon and Zumbro rivers. Fish also are found in reservoirs on these river systems and in several lakes in southern Minnesota."

That explains why I've never caught one.  Rarely fish any of those locations.

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3 hours ago, gimruis said:

Given how many posts @TnRiver46 has of these things lately, followed by a meal of them, I would like to try one sometime.  I assume they're present in larger rivers.  Not sure about any lakes around here though.  I've never caught one, even by accident, and neither has anyone I know around here either.

Very tasty white meat fish! I’ve seen people on tv catching them by the boat load somewhere in Wisconsin, something flowage. They do like flow! The more the better

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3 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I’ve seen people on tv catching them by the boat load somewhere in Wisconsin, something flowage.

Well, there's plenty of rivers in WI - and the limit on White, Rock, and Yellow bass there is....No Limit - so ya, 'boat loads' is allowed.

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing/regulations/dailybag.html

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First outing of 23 today. Guess it seems fitting the temp was 23 when I launched at 7. Fought icing guides and level wind all morning. First bite came about 9:30. The fish came unbuttoned before I got to see it but it felt pretty good. Didn't get another bite until about 1:00. It was a 36"-38" ish fish that shook off at boat side while I was reaching for the net. Grrr.... I found redemption about five minutes later when I put this obese 44" in the net.  One for three ain't good, but given this is the one, I'll gladly take it. I'll be back after 'em tomorrow. Great to be back on the water.

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1 hour ago, T-Billy said:

First outing of 23 today. Guess it seems fitting the temp was 23 when I launched at 7. Fought icing guides and level wind all morning. First bite came about 9:30. The fish came unbuttoned before I got to see it but it felt pretty good. Didn't get another bite until about 1:00. It was a 36"-38" ish fish that shook off at boat side while I was reaching for the net. Grrr.... I found redemption about five minutes later when I put this obese 44" in the net.  One for three ain't good, but given this is the one, I'll gladly take it. I'll be back after 'em tomorrow. Great to be back on the water.

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@T-Billy the beast! Nice fish!

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1 hour ago, T-Billy said:

First outing of 23 today. Guess it seems fitting the temp was 23 when I launched at 7. Fought icing guides and level wind all morning. First bite came about 9:30. The fish came unbuttoned before I got to see it but it felt pretty good. Didn't get another bite until about 1:00. It was a 36"-38" ish fish that shook off at boat side while I was reaching for the net. Grrr.... I found redemption about five minutes later when I put this obese 44" in the net.  One for three ain't good, but given this is the one, I'll gladly take it. I'll be back after 'em tomorrow. Great to be back on the water.

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Nice fish!!! fat one 

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