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Largemouth bass

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Micropterus salmoides

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. It's an intelligent fish that is known for striking the bait with explosive force.

IUCN Status: Least concern

World wide conservation status

Extinct
Endangered
Least Concern
Endangered
EX
EW
CR
EN
VU
NT
LC

Top fishing spots near you to catch Largemouth bass

These are the top places near you to catch Largemouth bass based on live data from Fishbrain.

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Top Baits for Largemouth bass

Largemouth bass Details

Maximum Age

23 years

Maximum Weight

22.3 lbs

Maximum Length

38 in

Common Weight

Common Length

16 in

Common Depth

3 ft - 33 ft

Water Types

Active Times

Spawning Period

Weather Conditions

Threat to Humans

Source: FishBase

Tip from our Pro Anglers

Pro Angler tip for Species

BIGWORM81

Located in Florida

For the pre-spawn season, I find the most success with Jigs and Big Worms. For post-spawn, I find using a rattletrap to be the most effective In Florida, the 10' Ribbontail Junebug works year-round

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