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A Layout Of Smallmouth Bass And The Largemouth Bass Species

Updated on July 25, 2016

Smallmouth Bass Fish Species

Belongs To The Sunfish Family

The smallmouth bass fish species are presently living very abundantly in our many waterways and are commonly considered to be carnivores. They are generally known as the near cousins to the largemouth bass species of fish. A smallmouth bass is a freshwater fish that is part of the black bass species of fish and belongs to the sunfish family. The smallmouth bass scientifically speaking is classified as a perciformes species type of fish. There are currently many different names to describe a smallmouth bass, but depending solely upon what region of the country a veteran fisherman comes from will determine the proper local name for the popular fish. The smallmouth bass species has many different names in different and various parts of the United States. In some states the smallmouth bass fish is simply known as the bronzeback fish, a brown bass, the bronze bass, a common bareback bass, a typical brownie fish, the "hog" fish, or just another smallie fish. The smallmouth bass are so highly abundant throughout all of the United States waterways and presently they are so over populated that there is absolutely no worries of any near possible extinction. According to the many studies conducted by specialist in the field there are presently two different types of smallmouth species that are widely available. They include the Northern Smallmouth fish and the Neosho smallmouth fish species. A smallmouth bass can grow up to twenty-seven inches in length and upwards to twelve pounds at times. The smallmouth bass species is a native to the upper and middle Mississippi river basin. There also can be found in very high abundance along the mighty St. Lawrence river, heavy populations thrive amongst the Great Lakes systems, and even large populations commonly reside in the Hudson Bay basin. Since the fish naturally prefer much cooler water tempatures, over many years the smallmouth bass species have been significantly introduced to many lakes in the country of Canada, and even more so in many of the United States lakes. In fact, the United States first introduced the smallmouth fish species outside of there native range with the construction of the Erie Canal around the year of 1825. By the early nineteenth century, wide distribution of the smallmouth bass fish were regurlary being introduced into different areas around the United States through the railroad transportation systems. The many railroad employees often noticed that the smallmouth bass were a very hardy fish species and could possibly survive for long periods of time. Eventually the railroad workers began shipping the smallmouth bass in small buckets and then even large barrels all throughout the land. Many railroad workers from the past continued profusely and regularly to transport the smallmouth bass to many different lakes and rivers all across the United States. A basic description of the appearances of a smallmouth bass is the peculiar upper jaw that extends outward to the middle of the eye, the thirteen to fifteen soft rays in the dorsal fins, and with very dark brown vertical bands. Sometimes the smallmouth bass will have red eyes, the bass is generally brown in color, at times can also appear black, or even green. The male smallmouth fish are typically much smaller than the female smallmouth fish. On average, the male fish will generally only range in size of approximately two pounds, but the average female fish will commonly weigh between three to six pounds. The average size for the smallmouth bass species normally will depend on where there caught and there natural habitat. Typically a smallmouth fishes natural habitat will clearly always plays a significant role in there particular shade of color, general sizes, and even there basic shape. The smallmouth bass species normally will tend to prefer clear waters for there habitation. Smallmouth bass caught from any river tend to be a much more torpedo-shaped and are naturally very dark brown in color. A smallmouth bass living in a sandy lake water environment such as Flordia are commonly much more of a light yellowish brown in color and much more oval shaped in there appearance to blend in with there natural surroundings. The smallmouth bass absolutely love congregating around very stumpy areas, entensively rocky areas, and the cool Sandy bottoms of reservoirs. Typically a smallmouth bass has a big variety when it comes to there common diet and what they will choose to eat. Smallmouth bass have been commonly filmed eating large tadpoles, other small fish, many different aquatic insects, crayfish, fully-grown adult frogs, small house mice, small game birds, and even french fries. The young and small smallmouth bass alike are commonly known to feed on zooplankton. During the spawning season a female smallmouth bass will normally tend to lay upwards of twenty-one thousand eggs and they are always heavily guarded by the male smallmouth fish in his nest. Another very interesting ability that the smallmouth bass fish carries is its migration patterns. Whenever the water temperatures drop below fifteen degrees celsius the fish will normally migrate in search of much deeper pools of water to enter into a state of semi-hybernation. In hybernation mode the fish species tend to always move very slowly and commonly will feed on very little until the warm season finally returns. During the hybernation period it's not uncommon for smallmouth bass to swim upto twelve miles a day. Commonly if the fish live in a flowing stream, small creek, or river they can migrate upwards of sixty miles each day. Currently the world record catch for a smallmouth bass fish species is eleven pounds and fifteen ounces. This particular smallmouth bass fish was caught out of the Dale Hollow Lake Reservoir on the Tennessee and Kentucky state border back in the year of 1955.

Largemouth Bass Fish Species

Bass Caught From A Reservoir

The Official State Fish Of Alabama

The largemouth bass fish species is a freshwater fish and is widely considered to be a prized game fish that belongs to the sunfish family. From a scientific stand point the largemouth bass fish is classified as a micropterus salmoides and originates from the black bass family of species. The largemouth bass is widely known in the magnificent state of Alabama as the states official fish and is known native of North America. In the United States, whatever a veteran fisherman may choose to call the largemouth bass species commonly depends mostly on what region of the country a fisherman comes from. The largemouth bass presently carries many different names throughout different regions of America. In some states the largemouth bass fish is referred to as the bucket mouth, a potter's fish, the great Flordia bass, a green trout, the brown bass, a big mouth bass, the Florida largemouth, a gilsdorf bass, a big wide mouth bass, typical green bass, common black bass, a beautiful linesides fish, an Oswego bass, the continuous southern largemouth, and even the never-ending northern largemouth. A general description of the largemouth fishes basic appearances would be the olive-green fish, but in many northeastern parts of America the largemouth fishes appearance is sometimes much more different. In fact, in the semi-cold regions across America once the winter ice completely melts away and fisherman begin fishing out a very grey colored largemouth bass. Generally a largemouth bass is distinctively marked with very dark or sometimes even very black blotches that form jagged stripes along each flank of the fish. Typically a largemouth bass can be identified by its signature upper jaw that extends way beyond the rear margin. Commonly the female largemouth bass are much larger than the male fish and all largemouth bass species are considered the largest within the black fish species. These particular fish species are capable of reaching nearly thirty inches in length and can max out in weight of nearly twenty-five whopping pounds.The average age of the largemouth bass species is roughly sixteen to seventeen years long. A largemouth bass fish will generally tend to be a very hearty eater. The young juvenile fish commonly feed on small bait fish, scud, many different aquatic insects, and sometimes even small shrimp. Many of the adult largemouth bass have been consistently filmed eating some very incredible things for there daily meals. Adult largemouth bass are fully capable of eating small bluegill fish, banded killifish, snails, crawfish, full-grown frogs, snakes, salamanders, crayfish, flying bats, yellow perch, shiners, sunfish, pike fish, trout fish, shad, small water birds, walleye fish, baby alligators, and even small mammals sometimes. Normally whenever a largemouth bass feeds there prey can be as large as fifty percent of the fishes body length or sometimes even significantly larger. The largemouth bass species will always uses it's sense of hearing, sight, vibrations, and even the sense of smell to attack it's prey. These particular fish species are highly trained to successfully attack and absolutely seize there intended prey every time. Generally the largemouth bass species are apex predators within there natural habitats, but are commonly preyed upon by other animals while they are still young. The largemouth bass species is typically keenly sought after by all extreme anglers and are commonly noted for there intense excitement for there great fight. All largemouth bass species are fully capable of jumping completly airborne out of the water in a great effort to get rid of the hook that has suddenly snagged them. There are many extreme anglers that will constantly say and truthfully believe that the smallmouth bass species can absolutely beat the largemouth bass species pound for pound.

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