LargeMouth Bass

Stocking

Largemouth Bass are one of the most popular sport fish in America.

They are a predator species, perfect for keeping Bluegill and Crappie populations manageable.

Spawning

Spawning occurs around April when water temperatures reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Males begin by creating bowl shaped nest in the sediment and courting females. Females produce around 10,000 eggs per pound of body weight, and lay adhesive eggs in the males nest. Eggs typically hatch in about a week and the fry grow to begin consuming zooplankton and insect larva.

Growth

Though it is entirely based on food availability, typically small bass fingerling will grow to about 1/2 pound by the end of their first fall, and one pound after their second growing season. Full grown adults average about 7 pounds but can grow to upwards of 16 pounds.

Feeding

Our bass are feed trained and readily consume commercial feeds, once stocked they don’t readily accept commercial feeding (in most cases because they are no longer crowded), forage fish such as Fathead Minnows and Shiners are a good addition to the Largemouth’s diet to keep them.

Availability

March-July and September-November