Redeye Bass Reproduction Information and Facts
While Redeye Bass are good fighters, these little guys are not going to snap your line or tear the rod out of your hands so don’t bother going with anything other than an six- or eight-pound test
Spawning begins when the water starts to warm up in the spring, reaching a temperature between 60°F and 70°F/15°C to 18°C. The Redeye Bass is a river fish, not one to spend time in lakes and reservoirs.
The male Redeye Bass create a nest by using their tail to wipe clear an area. The female bass then lays her eggs if she is attracted to the male Redeye Bass. And, it is not uncommon for more than one female to lay eggs in one nest.
Young female Redeye Bass lay around 2000 eggs while adult females lay as many as 11,000 eggs.
Like their parents, Redeye Bass fry prefer water temperatures in around 70°F/21°C. Redeye bass excel in the warmer waters of the south east United States in the rivers of Alabama, Savannah, Coosa and the Chattahoochee.
The fry school like both parents species and feed primarily on gizzard shad, fat head minnows, worms, leeches and insects. They can be caught on light to medium tackle using Texas or Carolina jigs, spoons and flies.
While a good fighter, these little guys are not going to snap your line or tear the rod out of your hands so don’t bother going with anything other than an six- or eight-pound test line.
Rod & Reel
A simple graphite light tackle rod will suffice. As far as a reel goes, you can’t go wrong with any light tackle reel here. In fact, even those small fishing set found at Walmart or Target will work fine for catching Redeye Bass.