Bass (Largemouth bass)

The number one recreationally targeted fish species, bass are usually a dark olive green fish with dark patches that form a horizontal line along the middle of the body. The fish has a lighter green to white under belly. Bass are the dominant predator in a freshwater environment, feeding on anything from crawfish to small fish including smaller bass, to snakes and frogs.

  • Average size: Bass may grow up to 16 inches.  An angler may expect to catch a large mouth weighing in around 3 pounds and measuring at 18 inches, but they may grow up to 24 inches.
  • Habitat: They seek cover in logs or man-made structures, and prefer quiet calm water, but may adapt to a variety of habitats.