Bass is a very popular sportfish and has a huge following of enthusiasts
How To Identify:
Usually an olive green on the top of the upper body fading into a quite copper or bronze side to a sometimes white or quite golden belly. Most caught are around the 1kg mark however they potentially can reach around 3kgs. There are most large fish now being caught in dams as a result of stocking
How To Catch:
Bass are traditionally targeted with small lures including minnows, surface lures, and flies. They can also be taken on a variety of bait such as worms, crickets, cicadas, shrimps or yabbies. One of the best lures I have found for them is the medium rebel crawdad, fished late in the afternoon, very hard to beat that lure, though have caught on heaps of other minnows, my very first bass was caught on the smallest invincible nil master and I still always carry a couple of those, although these days I find the RGM medium scorpions are hard to beat, especially in the purple colour.
Found from around Noosa in Queensland to Hopkins river in Victoria. It is found from the Freshwater upper reaches of creeks down to the brackish water of the estuaries where they go to breed. Also now a popular stocked species in many dams throughout Australia