THE SPOTTED BASS
Great fishing is to hunt for Spotted Bass or any Bass species for that matter.
Identification of the Spotted Bass
The Spotted Bass has a smallish mouth compared to the other bass species. When the mouth is closed it stretches to the front of the eye socket. An olive green fish with diamond shaped olive green spots down the body line and a lighter to off white belly. These fish grow to a length of about 60 centimetres with a weight of up to 1 kilogram.
Distribution through South Africa
Widely distributed across South Africa
How to locate these fish
Look for structures like overhanging trees, reeds, water grass, dead trees and other structures in the water. They also prefer deep murky waters where they build their nests.
Baits to use
Artlure is used. Crank baits, soft plastics, spinner baits, lead-heads etc. work well for these fish.
Tackle to use when hunting for Spotted Bass
Spinning tackle with baitcaster reels are preferred. The rod length of about 7 foot is adequate.
Spotted Bass Fishing
Check out this Spotted Bass Fishing video from Youtube.
See how much fun can be had when fishing for spotted bass.