Current time: 01-18-2018, 04:08 AM

Hello There, Guest! Register
facebook
Instagram
Eddles

Bass movement study

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
#1
Further to other bits and pieces mentioned in other threads about bass movement, I have decided to dedicate a thread to this topic. The authors of the study have very kindly agreed to certain information being published on this site, so many thanks to them.

Herewith a very informative poster which was produced from the study. I had to convert from pdf to jpg so if it is a little small to read for aging eyes, save it on your pc and increase the size for viewing:

[Image: Bass-telemetry-poster-resized.jpg]
[Image: big_fish_eat_little_fish.jpg]
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
Reply
BFSA
#2
:blue-idea: Thanks Riprap, swim 4.3 km back to location, that is the final proof that all fish go back to their place where they were caught after weight in at competitions. :blue-rolleyes:
SMILE, it can change the world around you. Stywe lyne
Reply
#3
LaRocks - not necessarily, watch this space, there is more to come.
[Image: big_fish_eat_little_fish.jpg]
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
Reply
#4
Herewith a more detailed report, some of which was published in Bass fishing mags some time back:

[Image: page_1.jpg]

[Image: page_2.jpg]

[Image: page_3.jpg]

[Image: page_4.jpg]

[Image: page_5.jpg]

[Image: page_6.jpg]
[Image: big_fish_eat_little_fish.jpg]
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
Reply
#5
What a fascinating study, thanks for sharing it with us Riprap. What is particularly interesting to me is that fish #10 covered 10km in a single day, those guys can sure move when they want to it seems.
The gods do not deduct from a man's allotted span on this earth the hours spent in fishing ~Babylonian Proverb
Reply
#6
:blue-badgrin: Here fishy fishy,Please come here! I want my transmitter back :blue-biggrin: Sorry, couldnt resist that :blue-razz:
Reply
BFSA
#7
The Masters student doing the study @ Wriggleswade has concluded the tagging effort with around 550 bass been tagged. Of concern to me, great news for the study though, is the numbers of tagged fish being recaught and sometimes only a day after being tagged.
Does this mean that there are fewer fish in the system then we think or is it that these fish are just more predisposed to biting?? They are mainly Florida x's and we know they can be finnicky at times! Also, the spawn is not complete yet.

Hmmnnnnn.........food for thought!
[Image: big_fish_eat_little_fish.jpg]
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
Reply
#8
riprap Wrote:Of concern to me, great news for the study though, is the numbers of tagged fish being recaught and sometimes only a day after being tagged.
Does this mean that there are fewer fish in the system then we think or is it that these fish are just more predisposed to biting??
When I fished Goedetrouw last year same happened to me. Got broken off on the Saturday. (fish took me into the brush). Fish the same spot the next day and caught the fish with my red Gamakatsu still in it's mouth. Used exactly the same plastic on both occasions.
Thought maybe the fish would recognise the bait from the day before :blue-question: :blue-exclaim:
<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.adrenalinoutdoors.co.za">www.adrenalinoutdoors.co.za</a><!-- w -->

"The man who persists in casting will succeed in catching" - Capiez
Reply
#9
Now that we are talking about weird bass "bites"...at the recent Theewaterskloof Classic,I heard people talking about one bass that was hooked by both persons on the one boat...they thought they had a double-up,but turned out to be the same fish that inhaled both their baits. Can anyone that was there comfirm this ?
Life is not about the number of breaths we make,but the moments that take our breath away.
Reply
#10
smurf Wrote:Now that we are talking about weird bass "bites"...at the recent Theewaterskloof Classic,I heard people talking about one bass that was hooked by both persons on the one boat...they thought they had a double-up,but turned out to be the same fish that inhaled both their baits. Can anyone that was there comfirm this ?
Same happened to Andrew and Southpaw at Mofam not that long ago.
<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.adrenalinoutdoors.co.za">www.adrenalinoutdoors.co.za</a><!-- w -->

"The man who persists in casting will succeed in catching" - Capiez
Reply
#11
This 4.65kg fish was caught at "Pensioners Island" at Mteri some 3 years back. The guy who caught it lost this same fish the day before in the same spot because his fat albert was still firmly embedded in the fish's mouth!

[Image: Pensioners-island.jpg]
[Image: big_fish_eat_little_fish.jpg]
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
Reply
BFSA
#12
Very interesting!
Thanks Rip
[Image: outdoors_zps5be0abce.gif]
Reply
#13
Courtesy of Olaf's research at SAIAB on FB:

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://www.facebook.com/445139345551323/photos/a.453995967998994.101573.445139345551323/816904078374846/?type=1&fref=nf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">https://www.facebook.com/44513934555132 ... =1&fref=nf</a><!-- m -->

Bass tagging results Amatole Classic 2015
Four tagged bass were weighed at the Amatole Bass Classic in March 2015. All were tagged in 2011 and released at the SAC club house. In case anyone was wondering if catch and release is effective - two of the fish have now been caught three times.

Fish No. 428: First Tagged November 2011, 0.88 kg. Recaptured March 2012 weighing 0.860 grams at Sugdens trees and released at the clubhouse. Captured March 2015, Classic across from Sugdens Trees at 1.36kg. Weight gain 0.5 kg in 3 years.

Fish No. 974 Tagged December 2011 at 0.87 kg. Recaptured during March 2015 Classic at 1.28kg. Weight gain 0.41 kg in 3 years.

Fish No. 369. Tagged in November 2011, 0.49 kg. Recaptured March 2012 at Featherstones, no length or weight, released at Featherstones. Caught during March 2015 Classic 0.7 kg. Weight gain 0.21kg.

Fish No. 222. Tagged in November 2011 at 0.5 kg. Recaptured March 2015. No recapture weights provided.
[Image: big_fish_eat_little_fish.jpg]
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)