The largemouth bass has dark horizontal band along center of body. Jawbone extends beyond the back of the eye when mouth is closed. The two dorsal fins are nearly separated or deeply notched. Up to 20 pounds; 1 to 6 pounds typical.
Moderately clear to turbid, quiet, warm waters around vegetation and near logs, trees, brush and stumps. Spawning activity begins when water reaches 63-68 degrees.
Best fishing early morning or early evening in warm weather summer months. Will strike artificial baits including crankbaits, spinner baits, jigs, poppers, and plastic worms, lizards or crayfish; also nightcrawlers and frogs.
The dominant carnivorous fish in our lakes.