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#498805 - 11/17/18 12:38 PM Re: Spotted Bass [Re: NEDOC]
Shorty Offline

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 4385
Loc: Raymond, NE
Elwood and Davis Creek in Nebraska have spotted bass populations in Nebraska, on average it takes 4 years for them to reach 12" here. If you find a supplier let me know, I wouldn't mind a few to work on thinning down my GSH.


#498806 - 11/17/18 12:45 PM Re: Spotted Bass [Re: snrub]
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Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 168
Loc: .
I have been looking very hard for a hatchery stock of Spotted Bass. A producer near me has had them in the past and trying to drum some up from ponds stocked several years back. I have a couple thousand Spotted Fingerlings, but they are not legal for sale as from wild brood stock.

I have made hybrids between Spotted and Largemouth about 25 years ago. Hybrid, like the Meanmouth, is more aggressive than usual when on the nest. Next spring hybrid Spotted x Largemouth will again be made although use is not intended for recreational fisheries.

As a kid, we had several livestock ponds in southern Indiana stocked with Spotted Bass. They performed favorably to Largemouth in the smaller ponds lacking sunfish as forage. The spotted are not as good at protecting fry in a pond setting when lots of sunfish present. I think the Spotted Bass wean offspring before large enough to avoid sunfish going after them.

#498810 - 11/17/18 01:18 PM Re: Spotted Bass [Re: Centrarchid]
Shorty Offline

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 4385
Loc: Raymond, NE
I suspect that spotted bass, like smallmouth, might do well in a pond setting where RES are the only sunfish present.

#498832 - 11/18/18 01:57 PM Re: Spotted Bass [Re: Shorty]
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 5465
Loc: SE Kansas
That sounds logical Shorty. Or perhaps RES and GSH.

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#501128 - 01/24/19 12:29 AM Re: Spotted Bass [Re: snrub]
Snipe Offline

Registered: 10/26/18
Posts: 500
Loc: NW Kansas
Hey snrub, never crossed my mind when I first read this but there are tons of spots all around you down there. I caught more spots probably 3-1 than LMB or SMB over east of ya in the spring river at the road bridge. Maple east to CR 270, go north about 2 miles.. Public access on the south side of bridge. It's on the MO side but might be worth trying to catch a few to move..???
Maybe I should bring one of my small 75gal tanks when I go to Joplin to see my daughter??? :-))

Edited by Snipe (01/24/19 12:31 AM)
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