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FWC stocks Lake Marian with largemouth bass

In June, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management stocked almost 7,000 largemouth bass fingerlings in Lake Marian to further enhance the species’ population. Lake Marian is a 5,739-acre lake that is part of Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in Osceola County. It is a productive fishery that has historically been known for crappie fishing but also has a quality bass fishery. The largemouth bass stocked by FWC biologists […]

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Kentucky 14.6-Pound Largemouth Bass Shatters State Record That Had Stood for 36 Years

Breaking a record that had stood since 1984, Kentucky resident Mark Ward recently landed a largemouth bass that weighed almost a full pound more than the previous record. Ward was quoted as saying, “Good Friday turned into a great Friday for me” in regards to catching the record-book bass, which weighed 14 pounds, 9.5 ounces. The huge fish reportedly measured 26.8 inches long and its girth was 22.5 inches. It was Ward’s first cast of […]

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Another favorite meal for largemouth bass

When writing about the favorite about food source for largemouth bass I generally only discuss shad. Shad provide a major source of food for largemouth bass but when it comes to the preferred foods, a crayfish is also at the top of the largemouth diet. I previously wrote an article about crayfish or if you prefer the names crawfish or crawdad and pointed out that these crustaceans are found in both Lake Sinclair and Lake […]

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December bass on the eastern side of the Basin

By the time December rolls around and the countdown to Christmas really begins, most local bass tournaments and weeknight hawg fights have, by and large, drawn to a close. It can be a transition period for bass fishermen in the southern part of the Atchafalaya Basin, but it can also be an opportunity to land a few of the bigger, quality fish that eluded the weighmaster’s scale during the summer. Howard Hartley of Morgan City, […]

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Where to Fish Florida-Strain Bass During Cold Fronts

Florida-strain largemouth bass react negatively to cold fronts but are still catchable so long as you make smart location and presentation adjustments. Shallow water expert Bill Lowen faced such conditions and demonstrated the power of moving to the thickest cover near where you had been catching them before the fronts and punching your way into the bass if necessary with a big weight. He had been catching them really good the day before on a […]

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Renner Reservoir ready to deliver largemouth bass

There’s no denying trout is king in the Big Horn Basin, but it’s good to have a little diversity. Now, there’s a newly rehabilitated fishing destination full of largemouth bass just waiting to be rediscovered. Renner Reservoir, a 70-acre lake on Buffalo Creek that sits about 9 miles south of Hyattville,  is now fully rehabilitated after receiving a complete makeover from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department over the last few years. For a chance […]

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