Some call it as’wide-mouth bass’, some others term it as’bigmouth’ or’black bass’! Whatever be the name by which you address it, the’largemouth bass’ is a subject of interest to all who prefer to study on the different species of living creatures that lie across in this wide world! ‘Largemouth bass’ is recognized as the’state fish’ of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and Tennessee.
‘Micropterus Salmoides’ are classified as members of the’Sun Fish’ family as well as the term’micropterus salmoides’ is derived from the Greek language.
‘Largemouth bass’ is usually seen abundantly in areas like St.Lawrence, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins. The body color of these species looks like the emerald colour or that in other words can be termed as an olive colour and this makes the physical shape little interesting! You can observe some dark marks scattered on every side of the body that gives the total body shape a quaint look! Another specialty is the upper jaw reaches to the back border of the orbit that’s the cavity of the skull where the eyes are situated. These are popularly called the’game fish’ and usually they will grow up to 30 inches and weigh 20 lbs!
The eating habits of the species are really interesting to observe! The small ones usually take the bait-fish or the luring fish, scuds, small shrimps and smaller bugs; whereas the grown-up ones consumes the new water sunfish, crayfish, frogs, snakes, salamanders and bats. They sometimes eat small varieties of water birds, mammals, and little reptiles like alligators!
If you take some sensible precautions as you do fishing, certainly you’ll be successful in catching these species. Try using some plastic worms of different colours and of lighter qualities and you can see the difference! Search them around the pier sides near the towers, the rock structures and underneath the wild plants or flowers. Another area to search for this species is the areas wherever you see the diving birds! Birds love to devour’largemouth bass’ and so whenever you notice the low flying and diving of birds , you can definitely be sure that there are some sizable quantity of’largemouth bass’ underneath! Take care to fish during the early part of the day because this is the time when lots of the’largemouth bass’ come-out in their hiding places! You could also avoid places of high activities because’largemouth bass’ are shy of places of hectic activities. They always enjoy the calm and quiet areas and so search them just at quieter places!
You need to make a clear review of the site in which you intend to do fishing. The’largemouth bass’ such as clear, clean water where there are enough springs which makes the water always clean. They always prefer fresh flowing water compared to stagnant water. So don’t waste your time in a mucky flow where there’s no enough rain or pure water! You must also avoid the beginning areas of the stream which is too close to the banks. These species typically do not prefer such’close to the bank’ places! Selecting the correct fishing rod and reel is also of much importance. You must go for a really light rod with just 4 to 6 pounds and this could be much suited for the purpose of catching a’largemouth bass’.