Bass Species

Bass fishing is one of the most popular sports and pastimes in the USA. While there are a few species that get all of the attention, many people may not know that there are numerous other species of bass. Read more about these different fish below.

General Information

The black bass is a freshwater fish that is found in North America.

There are several different species of black bass, but the most common is the largemouth bass. The largemouth bass is a large fish, typically weighing between 2 and 8 pounds. The other common species of black bass is the smallmouth bass, which is a smaller fish, typically weighing between 1 and 4 pounds.

The black bass is a popular game fish, and is considered to be a challenging fish to catch. They are a predatory fish, and will feed on a variety of different prey items, including fish, frogs, and insects.

Black bass are a popular target for bass fishermen, and there are a variety of different techniques that can be used to catch them. Some of the most popular techniques include using artificial lures such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits, as well as using live bait such as worms or minnows.

Habitat

Black bass are a freshwater fish, and are found in lakes, rivers, and streams. They are a predatory fish, and will feed on a variety of different prey items, including fish, frogs, and insects.

Catching Them

Black bass are a popular target for bass fishermen, and there are a variety of different techniques that can be used to catch them. Some of the most popular techniques include using artificial lures such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits, as well as using live bait such as worms or minnows. To learn more see our knowledge base on other techniques.

Black bass are a year-round fish, and can be caught at any time of the year. However, they are most active during the spring and summer months, and this is when they are most likely to be caught.

Feeding Habits

Black bass are a predatory fish, and will feed on a variety of different prey items, including fish, frogs, and insects.

Spawn Season

Black bass spawn in the springtime, typically between February and March in warmer climates, though it may not be until April and May for cold climates. During this time, they will move into shallow water to spawn.

Species Specific Information:

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth are one of the most popular game fish in the USA.

Smallmouth Bass

The North's native bass species and a popular game fish.

Spotted Bass

Lesser known black bass cousin worth fishing for.

White Bass

Yellow Bass

Shoal Bass

Sunshine Bass

Suwannee Bass

Peacock Bass

Alabama Bass

Redeye Bass

Guadalupe Bass