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Pro Staff Question - How To Tell Gender Differences In A Large Male And Small Female Bass

Leo Watson's Answer

Pro Bass Angler Leo Watson

Brian, thank you for writing in.

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.

Without the ability to see the bass up close it makes this very difficult.

Telling The Difference Between Male And Female Bass When Nesting

Usually the male will be on the nest for a longer duration.

Once the female lays the eggs she leaves the nest for the male to fertilize the eggs.

Pay attention to shadows if there are any.

If there is more than one present the largest will most likely be the female.

Once you catch them pay attention to the shape on their anus.

This will determine the sex of the bass.

As always if you have any more questions just forward them through this fine web site.

Thank you,

Leo Watson

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