Talk:Largemouth bass

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Info about Lures[edit]

Ask 5 different anglers what lure to use when and for what conditions, you'll get 50 different answers (ten from each of the 5 anglers). I've caught them on everything from plastic worms, to spinner baits, topwater jitterbugs (a type of chugger plug) to prop baits. I've fished lures with slow steady retrieves, and fast jerky retrieves. You want to know what I've figured out about bass? It doesn't matter what you throw, if they are in the mood to bite it, they will. You know what else? They don't read the feeding almanacs either. When the almanac says they won't bite, I've caught them one after another and not at all. And vice versa. Common lore says slow baits when the water is cool (50 degrees and below). The bass didn't read that article either. Try two or three different retrieves: jerk/pause/retrieve, steady, or rip it through the water before changing lures. Size doesn't seem to be an issue either, the biggest bass I caught was on a finesse worm about 4 inches long. One of the smaller ones I caught was on a one ounce spoon that was almost as long as he was.

All in all, the biggest factor I've seen that affects their behavior is the time of day. I've caught most of my bass from about an hour before to a half hour after sunset.because of time collapes in the moon phse and the lure was a 20 inch zoom worm limited edition but you know its cause im the shit

A good rule of thumb for lure selection is try to match the color of the lure to the color of the water. If the water is brown, go with a brown color, if the water is green (due to algae bloom) go with a green lure, if the water is clear, try a blue or shiny lure. At dusk and dawn, purple mixed with red seems to do the trick. This is about the only strategy I've seen written that works consistently. Have a few different lures handy and try each one in turn.Fyrdawg589 03:49, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Adding WP:FISHING Template[edit]

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Need for Cititation[edit]

I noticed someone said this article is in need of citations. Just let me say here that a lot of the information on this page is common knowledge too(<SUPER GREAT SPELLING GUY!!!!!!!!!!) fishermen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Microterus salmoides (talkcontribs) 18:00, 30 November 2007 (UTC)


Several varieties of capitalization are in use in this article; they are inconsistent. Which one is correct, or at least in accordance with the MoS?

largemouth bass

Largemouth bass

Largemouth Bass

Largest relative mouth size? Citation?[edit]

The article states,

"The Largemouth bass has the largest mouth of any fish species for their body size."

Can we get a citation? This strikes me as possibly false, considering fish like the gulper eel. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:05, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

I deleted this statement because it is completely wrong, as you suggest. Many mesophotic marine species at the very least have proportionally much larger mouths. This species isn't even close to having the largest mouth for its body size among fish (teleosts or otherwise). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:39, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

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