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1) Yesterday I went Bass fishing and I noticed there there were small bass on the water edge. They were about 3" long. 

 

If Im trying to figure out the spawn cycle, How long ago did bedding, spawning happen? 

 

 

Thanks in advnce

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I'm sure someone with a definte answer will chime in but I've seen the same thing lately. Been seeing fry in the cove where I caught a bedding female about 10 days prior. 

 

I have a question to add to yours, How many fry come from a single bed?

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1st question id have to ask is where you live.We all live in different parts,some colder/warmer than others.Im in Mass and were just getting to prespawn.A week ago i saw no baby bass and no forage fish on the banks.Today i was lighting them up.80 degrees today as we are just starting to warm up.Location will make a difference.Im sure they started making beds in Florida weeks ago.

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edit*, 3" long not 3' long!

As Paul said below. Bass fry are about 1/2" to 3/4" long and look like a cloud of bait. 3" long are considered fingerlings and should be over a few months old and now are prey for bass and other predators.

Tom

* need to stop trying to respond using my IPhone!

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It takes between 2-3 weeks for fry to reach swim up stage from date of fertilization.

 

Where I'm at I not uncommonly see bass fingerlings of ~3" in early spring that had wintered over. Growth can be slow in many places. In many of my waters bass go into winter at ~3" and come out at ~3". 

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Is it possible that what you saw was minnows of some sort? I know here in Indiana they are still in prespawn, but there was a ton of small 2"-3" fish up in the shallows this past weekend. 

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In CA where my lake spawning circle start since Feb, I see a lot of fry from 3-4 weeks ago now I hardly see any. The fish I killed last week still full of egg?. I don't think those fry would get to 3" that quick.

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Just saw a 3 inch bass swimming by the dock !. Bass have been bedding for MONTHS here in Fl.

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Let me head to the lake and I'll get back to ya!!  :lol:

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Bass cant grow 600% in a couple months...

 

Those are from last year

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23 hours ago, S-T-R-I-K-E-R said:

sorry for the incomplete info guys,

 

i live in the Philippines and usual fish are tilapia and snakehead which are have different markings.

In the Philippines it is likely that the bass spawning period could last for 6 months or more. So, you will have young bass of many sizes and ages. With your warm waters, three inch fingerlings are probably a month or a little more old. That's a guess figuring fertilization to hatching to swim-up to fingerling at water temps around 80F.

 

What you may want to do is talk to guides and locals and fisherman -everyone- and start recording dates bass are seen on beds. What is the earliest date -and latest. However, don't be surprised if the spawn season is so long that you could essentially be fishing for pre-spawn, spawn, post-spawn, and non-spawning fish for a good half of the year or more. Then, spawning season may have less significance than it does is most other places.

 

If you are looking to fish for spawners in particular, say to search for trophy fish, you'll be spending half your year searching out spawners. You'll need to spend time standing up high on the bow of a Banca with polarized glasses on sunny days looking. You'll want to talk to locals to see where spawning beds have been located. Pantabangan has a lot of pretty hard bottom, so they could spawn in lots of places. In Lumot there is more soft silt so you'll want to find firmer bottom areas. Either place bass will avoid areas that are wind swept so the backs of coves and other protected areas would make most sense to check for bedding fish.

 

Not sure in the tropics when the larger females will spawn. Probably earlier in the spawn season, but many may spawn more than once so big spawners could appear any time. Im guessing the spawn season commences Dec or Jan -just after the coldest "ber" months.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know what you find. I was asking the same questions when I was there.

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Holy ****, I saw them too today, not just one but a small school. I guess they are growing that fast.

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I too saw those little dudes!!  I considered this an act of war. I responded with a white spinner bait willow blade. got 13 of those   bigger cowards sending  those little fellers to spy on me!! :fish1:

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