bass fishing in australia

Bass Fishing Australia

If you happen to be looking for some fishing that will supply some heart stopping times, bass fishing Australia will unquestionably fill the bill.

Bass fishing is a hell of a lot of fun because they put up such a vigorous fight and are very much a smart fish. In reality, they can often get the better of very savvy anglers.

Not only are Bass very muscular, but they can also come in varying size packages, ranging from around 2 pound (1kg) all the way up to 9 (4kg) or 10 pounds.

Trophy winning bass can even be hooked a bit larger than that. And, don’t be upset at snagging a two pound bass as a bass this size can give you a really hard battle. An 8 or 10 pound one if you are lucky enough to hook one will keep you smiling for years.

“Aussie” bass are usually come across in freshwater and brackish water and they are mostly found in the southeastern regions of eastern Australia in the  coastal rivers and streams along the Eastern seaboard from Tin Can Bay and the Mary River system in the southern central Queensland, south through  New South Wales and onto the Gippsland Lakes area of eastern Victoria thanks to good stocking and wonderful management systems.

Bass if around will be found around rocks, weed beds, water lily patches, debris and fallen timber in running streams as well as still water pools.

They tend to be more inclined towards hiding in cover in the daytime and clear water during the night. Try them sometime during a full moon!
You will be delighted at your success at this time of the day. It is very productive.

Fishermen/women in Australia are usually able to catch Bass utilizing most fishing methods, you are even able to use your own trout catching techniques to catch a bag of Bass.

The most popular bass fishing methods going include, floating lures and top water fishing, trolling and even fly fishing is succeeding these days.

Angling is done in various ways like wading, out of canoes, bank fishing or using small boats and motors for your bass fishing.

Bass diets consists of
1 aquatic macroinvertebrates, particularly Trichoptera larvae
2 terrestrial insects and in particular they love cicadas
3 some crustaceans in the form of freshwater shrimps and estuarine prawns
4 small fish, predominantly flathead gudgeon.

Bass are fierce predators and any small creature that swims in a pool occupied by Bass such as (introduced) mice and native lizards or frogs ends up a meal for them.

 

You might consider a bass to be a knight in shining armor in the sense that it is covered with protective scales.  These must be removed if you decide to dine on one.

Bass are fierce predators and any small creature that swims in a pool occupied by Bass such as (introduced) mice and native lizards or frogs ends up a meal for them.

You might consider a bass to be a knight in shining armor in the sense that it is covered with protective scales.

These must be removed if you decide to dine on one.

Their tails are usually pretty dark, and the body colors differs slightly fish to fish. Some varieties have bright coppery-gold  on the back and a silvery belly, some have black on the back along with dark bronze or gold flanks and a creamy belly tinged  with yellow, and some are a silver color all over with a silver/greenish upper back.

All of them have big eyes, big lips and large mouths. ‘part from small mouthed Bass of course.

Eating Bass is good and you can try them fried to a light brown, baked, broiled or grilled on foil. Again, be sure to get the scales off of them or you will  not be happy with your meal.

One good way to do this is to take the back of a knife and run it along the bass from tail to head.  The scales will come flying off and you can then clean it as you would any other fish.  An easier way is just to fillet them and you won’t have to worry about the scales at all.

So, if you want a an experience that will get your juices flowing, your heart hammering and contest your skills then pit yourself against one of nature’s fascinating predatory creatures. So, grab hold of your fishing gear and a couple of top water lures and get into it mate, you will love it.

 

Bait caster reel an Abu Sea Scape 30

bait castor reel

It is a great idea to use barbless hooks when fishing for Bass as this will facilitate their survival when you release them.

Our kids deserve to have the pleasure of catching these wonderful fighting fish every bit as much as we do.

Bass have been bred and released into the Murray-Darling system so consider these rivers when planning your next bass fishing expedition.

You won’t be disappointed.

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