What is the difference between black bass and other types of bass? Aren%u2019t they all the same? Any difference in catching them?

What’s the difference between black bass and other types of bass? Aren’t they all the same? Any difference in catching them?

The black bass is best known as the largemouth bass. Then you have the other bass species known as the smallmouth, redeye, shoal, Roanoke, Suwannee and the spotted. They are not all the same. The black bass or the largemouth is found all over the country, while the other species are found in just a few areas. The redeye bass is very rare and finding this fish is probably the hardest to do. It is common in Georgia and Alabama, but is not a resident fish. The smallmouth bass is a strong fighter and is considerably smaller than the other species. This is a fish that is usually found in clear waters. You would find that the other species of bass are different in weight coloring and location to the largemouth bass. The black bass is easier to catch, but this is because they usually attack anything. The other species of bass are more particular about what they will take as bait. The largemouth fish for a record catch is twenty-two pounds and four ounces. The other species will not come close to that size, they are smaller usually around the single digits for weight. The bait that you use would be different for every species. The smallmouth likes small minnows, the shoal likes crayfish, and the other species feed on what is common and easy to get in their specific waters. You will find that the size of the bass and species will determine what to use for bait.


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