Posts Tagged 'Largemouth Bass'

13-year-old fisherman enjoys ‘smallmouth surprise’

PROLOGUE: An anonymous Augusta area fisherman years ago decided the upper Savannah River shoals above Augusta would be just the place for smallmouth bass. He caught several of both sexes in a north Georgia lake, transported them alive and released them in that section of the river. A couple of years later, anglers fishing for other species began catching smallmouths, much to their delight. They thought the shoals area was the only section of the […]

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Bass fishing during the fall transition

With the fall season in full effect, any anglers looking to target largemouth bass will begin to notice fish habits changing as the temperature drops and will need to adjust their fishing styles accordingly. There are a variety of tactics for effectively catching bass this time of year. Under the right conditions, fall fishing can yield some of the best results all year. Austin Redding, a senior majoring in business and marketing, has been fishing […]

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Art Lander’s Outdoors: The largemouth bass remains most popular gamefish in Kentucky waters

The largemouth bass is Kentucky’s most popular gamefish. French naturalist Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1756-1825) was the first to publish information on this black bass in the scientific literature, based on a drawing and simple description obtained in 1802 from the Carolinas. He named the fish Micropterus salmoides, a combination of the Greek word for “small fin” and the Latin word for “troutlike.” But the poorly executed drawing and incomplete description so confused later naturalists […]

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The 10 Hottest New Fishing Lures of the Year

Not even COVID-19 could stop ICAST—the annual fishing-tackle trade show—from happening. Granted, this year’s show “happened” virtually, but I was still able to get a sneak peek at the year’s best new freshwater and saltwater fishing lures for largemouth bass, walleyes, striped bass, and more. There is an exciting mix of brand-new baits, plus improved designs on proven fish-catchers. Here is our roundup on the 10 best new lures for the 2021 fishing season. It’s […]

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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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