Largemouth Bass Info
What do Largemouth Bass look like? What do these fish act like? What do you need to know about them?
What do they look like?
Largemouth bass look very similar to smallmouth bass, with one very noticeable difference, which give them their names. The upper jaw points outward much further than it does on many other fish. It points well past the animal's eyes. Also on a largemouth bass, the two fin sections are adjoined by a narrow membrane section and has no scales at these parts of its body. Further, largemouths don't have many scales running across their bodies. They generally have only about 10 rows of scales. These fish are dark green and greenish yellow in color, and have dark spots across their sides. Largemouths may become average in size for fish, often weighing in at anywhere between 1 to 10 pounds.
How do they behave?
Largemouth bass need warm water to survive. They love water temperatures in the 80s and can even withstand water nearing boiling temperatures in the 90s.
Largemouths have an interesting diet. Because they can reach a considerable size, they often like hunting ducks and snakes. They'll really eat any kinds of small animals they can get their large mouths on. When they can't find any of these animals swimming around, they'll eat fish and other aquatic creatures.
What else do you need to know about them?
These fish like to be with other largemouths while they're growing up. They think there's safety in numbers, to a certain extent. But once they've reached maturity, they actually would prefer to swim off on their own, breaking free of the friends they grew up with.