A nice Bass from the Werribee river

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Re: A nice Bass from the Werribee river

Post by Sebb » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 pm

cobby wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:22 pm
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 am
Very nice.
Is it really a bass or EP?
Every now and then there's reports of bass/ep. I often cant tell the difference.
EP on top, Bass on the bottom
Oh yeah, they look different.
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Re: A nice Bass from the Werribee river

Post by cobby » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:18 am

Seb85 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 pm
cobby wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 am
Very nice.
Is it really a bass or EP?
Every now and then there's reports of bass/ep. I often cant tell the difference.
EP on top, Bass on the bottom
Oh yeah, they look different.
And they're so closely related they can create hybrids. A pre stocking study done bit over a decade ago on Bass in a major gippsland river showed 2 of 13 acoustically tagged Bass were in fact hybrid bass/ep and the only way of knowing is via DNA test. So for all we know someone at the hatchery stuffed up and the Werribee River is stocked with bass/ep hybrids

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Re: A nice Bass from the Werribee river

Post by Sebb » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:17 am

cobby wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:18 am
Seb85 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 pm
cobby wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 am
Very nice.
Is it really a bass or EP?
Every now and then there's reports of bass/ep. I often cant tell the difference.
EP on top, Bass on the bottom
Oh yeah, they look different.
And they're so closely related they can create hybrids. A pre stocking study done bit over a decade ago on Bass in a major gippsland river showed 2 of 13 acoustically tagged Bass were in fact hybrid bass/ep and the only way of knowing is via DNA test. So for all we know someone at the hatchery stuffed up and the Werribee River is stocked with bass/ep hybrids
Oh wow. Interspecies. What shall we call them. Estuary Bass or Baerch or Aussie Perch.
Good to know there's quality freshwater fish close to home for people in the western suburbs. No need to drive fir hours to gipps to catch bass. :tu:
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Re: A nice Bass from the Werribee river

Post by Lightningx » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:01 am

Nice fish senior!
Cheers :tu:

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