Largemouth Bass Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Largemouth Bass

Scientific Name:

Micropterus salmoides

Diet:

Baitfish, amphibians, rodents, and large invertebrates

Habitat:

Warm water lakes and reservoirs

Spawn:

Late Spring and early Summer over nests dug by the male. The male usually guards the eggs, which hatch in two to five days.

Distribution:

Warm waters statewide (warmer than Smallmouth require)

Origin:

Eastern North America

Characteristics:

The top portion of the body and head are greenish with silvery or brassy luster. The belly is white to yellow. There is an irregular dark stripe along the lateral line. Eyes are brown. Mouth is large and extends past the center of the eye in adults.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

March 29, 1998

Length:

27 Inches

Fisherman:

Dennis Miller

Location:

Quail Lake

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1974

Weight:

10 pounds 2 ounces

Length:

24 1/4 Inches

Girth:

20 Inches

Fisherman:

Sam Lamanna

Location:

Lake Powell



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