Aging A Bass – Answers Revealed

 Aging A  Bass 

Think you can age a bass by its otolith?

Check out these zoomed in images of a bass we just aged from the otoliths below:

Want to take a guess at age and weight of these two bass?

These two pictures are from a largemouth bass otolith

Bass Otolith      

 

These two pictures are from a spotted bass otolith

spotted bass olith 1 spotted bass olith 2

 

We will give you the answers next week. – ANSWERS REVEALED

The largemouth bass was 8 years old, 11.75″ long and 0.75 lb while the spotted bass was 14 years old, 20″ long and 2.95 lbs.