Tag Archives: largemouth bass

Do Louder Lures Catch More Largemouth Bass?

Largemouth bass are opportunistic feeders. Preferring to lie in wait under a canopy of cover for the next meal to swim by, these fish possess heightened senses that are fine-tuned for efficiency. Bass living in thick vegetation rely on their inner ear and lateral to detect prey. crank up the decibel level to entice more bites. Unlike humans, bass have two sensors for detecting acoustical disturbances (sound) – the inner ear and lateral line. These two systems work independently of each other to hear and feel particle […]

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ICE-OUT BASS IN NORTHERN RIVERS

Most northern river systems feature both large mouth and small mouth bass, and the Upper Mississippi is no exception. The ice out period offers great opportunities for both, but each species acts a little differently when spring finally rolls around. In addition to warming water, the ice out period brings with it increased water levels, as the system swells with melt water from upstream. For ice out large mouth, the key is to follow the rise of the river. Large mouth predominantly winter in backwater lakes and […]

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Largemouth Bass

Common Names are:Largemouth bass, hughmouth bass, black bass, bucketmouth, green bass, largemouth black bass and mossback. What would your typical weekend fisherman fish for, if he did not have the largemouth  to fish for? Maybe crappies, bluegills or even the fighting CARP? I guess it depends on whether or not he is fishing for the fun, or for food, or maybe both. When you hear “BASS”, the first things that come to mind are probably lily pads, reeds, fallen trees and stumps. I personally think of warm […]

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Locating Spawning Bass

Spawning bass can offer one of the most rewarding challenges an angler will face all year.  Many talk about how to catch spawning bass, but there’s not a lot out there that know how to locate them. It’s important to start with the understanding that lakes usually spawn in stages. The spawn starts up the rivers, in the backs of creeks and in the backwaters. When the spawn’s ending in these areas, it can be starting down on the main lake. On the main lake, you can […]

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