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The largemouth bass is a species of black bass in the sunfish family native to North America. It is also known as the widemouth bass, bigmouth, black bass, bucketmouth, Potter's fish, Florida bass, Florida largemouth, green bass, gilsdorf bass, linesides, Oswego bass, southern largemouth and northern largemouth. The largemouth bass is the state fish of Alabama (official freshwater fish), Georgia, Mississippi, Florida (state freshwater fish), and Tennessee (official sport fish).

The largemouth is an olive green fish, marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. The upper jaw (maxilla) of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit. In comparison to age, a female bass is larger than a male. The largemouth is the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded overall length of 29.5 in (75 cm). The fish lives 16 years on average.

They prefer locations with lots of structure, such as submerged vegetation, brush piles, stumps, boat docks and standing timber. Underwater points, humps, drop-offs, bridge pilings and old road beds are also favored haunts, particularly in reservoirs.

Research indicates that the largemouth bass is also the most intelligent freshwater fish, able to distinguish and avoid a particular type of lure after only one encounter with it. 

Largemouth are keenly sought after by anglers and are noted for the excitement of their fight. The fish will often become airborne in their effort to throw the hook, but many say that their cousin species, the smallmouth bass, can beat them pound for pound. Anglers most often fish for largemouth bass with lures such as plastic worms (and other plastic baits), jigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. A recent trend is the use of large swimbaits to target trophy bass that often forage on juvenile rainbow trout in California. Live bait, such as nightcrawlers, minnows, frogs, or crawfish can also be productive. In fact, large golden shiners are one of the best baits to use to catch trophy bass, especially when they are sluggish in the heat of summer or in the cold of winter. They are the most popular freshwater game fish. Casting lures and plugs during dawn and dusk hours around cattails and sunken logs will give you the best chance to land one of the lunkers.





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Smiley wrote: on Sep 17, 2012 11:05 AM
I usually fish ponds & would like to know if the lures are the same for lakes. Need a pond choice on the menu
ChiefJDUB wrote: on Aug 09, 2013 07:19 PM
I've gone to both ponds and rivers im nit sure about lakes but I've found red eye booyah's work for just about anything
Basseeker12 wrote: on Sep 19, 2013 04:10 PM
any bait works typically everywhere. ive used cranks in creeks and caught a bass. ive used plastics and caught bass everywhere in a body of water. just remember the fish you catch will remember that bait shape ( and color I believe) to the day it dies. so that is a key. but most bait no matter what type can catch something. just be smart and use colors you know can attract or is barely to mostly visible in the water color. -basseeker12
Basseeker12 wrote: on Sep 19, 2013 04:10 PM
any bait works typically everywhere. ive used cranks in creeks and caught a bass. ive used plastics and caught bass everywhere in a body of water. just remember the fish you catch will remember that bait shape ( and color I believe) to the day it dies. so that is a key. but most bait no matter what type can catch something. just be smart and use colors you know can attract or is barely to mostly visible in the water color. -basseeker12
grogers70426 wrote: on Aug 21, 2015 04:30 AM
I mainly fish ponds and old gravel pits, the main pond I fish in is roughly 10-12 ft deep & very muddy but I've caught LMB on soft plastics, spinners(black/chart) also caught a 5 oz one on a 10 gram silver spoon oh and a black back chrome rattle trap. Now the old gravel pit I'm sure sure of deepest part. But that water is usually clear to where u can't see a white swimbait past round 8-10 ft. I've caught bass out of it on same as pond except I've caught a few on a white buzzbait & also diff color rattle traps (sexy shad) works real good. Only thing I haven't been able to catch em on is frogs but have caught a few at both spots on a torpedo. I'm always on the hunt for a new honeyhole myself


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