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Micropterus salmoides

Bass Fishing Lures, Largemouth bass Fishing Lures, at peak feeding times bass can be incredibly aggressive and want high action and vibration fishing lures, other times finesse lures are the ticket. Plastic worms, tubes and grubs used with jigs and standard hooks are very popular. Quality Spinnerbait, Swimbaits, Jerkbaits, Crankbaits, Jigs, and topwater fishing lures, produce vibration to attract fish and color to induce a strike. Because the bass is usually associated with weeds, a weedless bait will often be necessary. Best fishing times are early morning and evening during the warm months. Bass like warm water and warm weather. Few bite in the winter.

Smallmouth bass fishing lures,pound for pound smallmouth bass are the scrappiest fish of all fresh water bass. They are usually associated with a rocky stream or lake environments. Smallmouth bass will strike the same lures as largemouth bass but deep water smallmouth attach jig plastic combinations. Some of the best lake fishing takes place in June during, and just after, the spawning season, and in early fall. Light tackle is ideal. Fish quietly, casting toward rocks or logs, keeping the rod tip up and the line taut.

Recommended Bass Fishing Lures:

Innovative Sport Group Bass Fishing Lures

MS Slammer Bass Fishing Lures

Bait Rigs Tackle Bass Fishing Lures

Bait Rigs Tackle Bass Fishing Lure Kits

Bill's Scented Worms Bass Fishing Lures

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Habitat: Bass (fish) common name for many food fishes, but not corresponding to any particular scientific classification. Various bass are known by such local names as black, white, or rock bass.

In the United States there are 9 general and 30 species of fish in the family containing bass and sunfish. The calico bass, also called black crappie, is found from the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi Valley to New Jersey and southward to Florida, Louisiana, and Texas; it reaches a length up to 36 cm (14 in), but rarely weighs more than 0.2 kg (0.5 lb). The rock bass rarely exceeds that weight and is a poor food fish. It is abundant west of the Allegheny Mountains, south to Louisiana, and north into Manitoba, Canada. The most important basses in this family are the black basses. The largemouth black bass is also called bayou, lake, or straw bass, and sometimes, in the southern United States, trout. The smallmouth black bass resembles the largemouth bass, and the spotted bass is found in the Mississippi basin. Largemouth bass are found throughout the central United States and may reach a weight of 9 kg (20 lb). Smallmouth bass are found from Lake Champlain southwest to the Appalachian region; they reach a maximum weight of about 2.3 kg (about 5 lb). See Also Crappie.

Members of a second family, the sea bass family, are hermaphroditic that is, individuals have both male and female reproductive organs. Although part of the sea bass family, some of these family members are freshwater fishes. The black sea bass, also known as blackfish, is found on the Atlantic coast of the United States and is usually 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in) long. The kelp bass is a saltwater rockfish of California in the same family.

The temperate bass family includes the striped bass, sometimes called rock bass or rockfish, of the U.S. Atlantic coast. Occasional specimens reach a weight of 45 kg (100 lb). The white bass of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi Valley and the yellow bass of the lower Mississippi region are also in this family; both reach a maximum size of 45 cm (18 in) and a maximum weight of 2.3 kg (5 lb).

The croaker family includes the red drum, also known as the channel bass.

Biology: Bass belong to the order Perciformes. Most bass are included within the sunfish family, Centrarchidae; the sea bass family, Serranidae; and the temperate bass family, Percichthyidae. Of those belonging to the family Centrarchidae, the calico bass is classified as Pomoxis nigromaculatus, the rock bass as Ambloplites rupestris, the largemouth black bass as Micropterus salmoides, the smallmouth black bass as Micropterus dolomieu, and the spotted bass as Micropterus punctulatus. Bass in the family Serranidae include the black sea bass, classified as Centropristes striata, and the kelp bass, classified as Paralabrax clathratus. In the family Percichthyidae, the striped bass is classified as Morone saxatilis, the white bass as Morone chrysops, and the yellow bass as Morone mississippiensis. The red drum, or channel bass, is classified in the drum family, Sciaenidae, as Sciaenops ocellatus.