A Little Overview …
The largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoidesis) is one of the most popular freshwater sportfish in most states in the U.S. When you combine its reputation as a fighter, its palatability, and extensive range, it’s easy to understand why.
Its original range was restricted to warmer waters east of the Rocky Mountains, but its reputation as a formidable game fish created a demand for stocking programs from coast to coast extending its present range throughout most of the U.S. and southern Canada.
Like many other game fish, largemouth bass are also referred to by other names such as bucket mouth bass, bigmouth bass, line-side and green bass.
Water Temperature greatly dictates where to find these fish. Cold water (less than 50 degrees F) will mean most of the fish reside in or near deeper water.
Warmer temperatures (greater than 65 degrees F) will get the fish actively feeding in the shallows. It’s those temperatures in the middle (50 to 65 degrees F) when bass behavior is toughest to predict, so some experimentation will be in order.