Bass

Identification & Features

Largemouth Bass can be easily identified by their olive to green coloring and the distinctive black stripe down their lateral line. They have a large mouth that extends past their eye and two joined dorsal fins.

Habitat

Largemouth are found from coast to coast in the United States and from the Canadian border to deep into Mexico. Considered one of the most adaptable freshwater fish, they are also found in many other parts of the world. They prefer warm water lakes and slow moving rivers and spend most of their lives in water less than 15 feet deep.

Spawning

Largemouth spawn in late spring and early summer when water temperatures reach 60 F. The male will create the spawning nest by sweeping the bottom clean with its tail. After spawning, the eggs usually hatch within 3-5 days and, within 6 or 7 days, the young will start moving away from the nest in a brood. The male will stay with the brood for approximately 30 days to protect them from other predators.

Food

Adult Largemouth are primarily fish-eating predators. The Largemouth is a sight feeder and will take food from the surface, from within the water column and off the bottom.

Size

The average Largemouth is 12″-15″ in length and about 1 to 1-1/2 pounds in weight. However, in ideal conditions, this hard fighting game fish will easily grow to 5 pounds or more.

Angling Tips

The Largemouth Bass is the most sought after game fish in America and the methods used to catch them vary from location to fisherman. Most popular methods include live bait such as worms and minnows, crankbaits, spinner baits, plastic worms rigged Texas-style or with a traditional Carolina Rig.

Recommended Products

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Rigs & Kits: ECCR5, ECCR75, 618
Snelled Hooks: 147
Rods: Powerlight
Reels: Gunnison, Endure

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Snelled Hooks: L704, L739
Hook Styles: L091, L092, L150, L7005BP, L7013BP, L7226BP, L11114

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Gravy – Bass
Grease
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Natural Oils

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