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alex2 01-26-2013 12:39 AM

Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
Warm water alright...27c

http://i.imgur.com/s0FIFrK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZmuMaJx.jpg

wt bash 01-26-2013 11:08 AM

Re: Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
Cool man is that a baramundi?

Guest1 01-26-2013 12:01 PM

Re: Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
No, they are a seperate species; Macquaria novemaculeata. They get to 2.5 pounds or so, not sure what the record is. They are a brackish water fish like the Baramundi. Thanks Wikipedia! :D

They look like a cross between a Largemouth and a Snook to me. Cool fish though. :thumbsup:

theboz 01-26-2013 12:19 PM

Re: Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
Looks like a big white perch to me ! Cool looking!

wt bash 01-26-2013 01:08 PM

Re: Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theboz (Post 520279)
Looks like a big white perch to me ! Cool looking!

Yeah it does! if it pulls like one its definitely a fun fish on the fly I bet. Just looking at that tail makes me think its a bulldogger!

theboz 01-26-2013 01:22 PM

Re: Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
Actually thought it was a white perch before I read the thread. They are very much alike! Yeah that tail looks like it can pound some water!

jonf 01-28-2013 09:36 AM

Re: Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
Nice catch! Thanks for sharing.

alex2 01-29-2013 04:08 AM

Re: Australia Day = Aussie Bass
 
They are a cousin of the baramundi. Need saltish water to breed.
The wild fish are my passion.
We have them stocked in dams and they get very fat and ugly, as they can't breed.
They live in the nastiest snags and weed beds.
Give them an inch and they will bust you big time.
Exsplosive surface strikes........Looove them.


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