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Offline Drift Dodger

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11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« on: Feb 08, 2019, 08:45 AM »
Not the most common species in our waters here in the Great White North but I have caught a few over the years. In Manitoba the minimum length to be considered a 'Master Angler' class rock bass is 10 inches. At 11 1/2 inches this is my personal best.


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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2019, 08:57 AM »
WOW!  congrats!

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2019, 11:33 AM »
very nice

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2019, 11:44 AM »
Beautiful fish, congrats!

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2019, 01:34 PM »
Awesome!  They are tanky when they hit 10+ inches.

I sometimes catch them targeting walleye spots during night fishing.  I would love to catch a 14" one again.

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2019, 02:05 PM »
What lake were you fishing, if you don't mind my asking? I am always looking to target new species.
I'd rather be fishin!!

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2019, 05:05 PM »
nice catch

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #7 on: Feb 08, 2019, 06:56 PM »
What lake were you fishing, if you don't mind my asking? I am always looking to target new species.

PM'd you. ;D

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 2019, 06:32 AM »
Iíve caught plenty of rock bass through the years but never kept a single one, always heard there not the best tasting to eat...do most of you keep them or turn them back?

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 2019, 07:49 AM »
Iíve caught plenty of rock bass through the years but never kept a single one, always heard there not the best tasting to eat...do most of you keep them or turn them back?

I release them.

Walleye is fairly plentiful and the primary target here.

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #10 on: Feb 09, 2019, 08:06 AM »
Theyíre very wormy where we fish

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #11 on: Feb 09, 2019, 09:25 AM »
Pretty common in Southern Michigan. Fun and easy to catch. They keep the kids interested.
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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #12 on: Feb 09, 2019, 12:40 PM »
Very nice!!

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #13 on: Mar 02, 2019, 03:13 PM »
Big rock bass
Master Laker taker.

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Re: 11.5 inch rock bass from the dead of winter
« Reply #14 on: Apr 10, 2019, 07:17 AM »
Great catch! :)

 



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