Where do largemouth bass fish live?

Where do largemouth bass fish live?

Largemouth bass are not habitual creatures. They move spontaneously, feed when they can and tend to grow to great lengths but do not have a fixed home in any way, shape or form. This may come as a surprise to those bass fishing enthusiasts that visit the same lake or river year after year but it is completely true. Bass do have preferences in terms of the water clarity, temperature and general condition of the area but will move from season to season within any given body of water, or even from one river to another. However, you can pinpoint where largemouth bass will be by identifying their preferences. For example, largemouth bass will only live where there is a plentiful supply of food and will move on should they find that there is not enough prey in an area. Similarly, the waters have to be slightly murky but have plenty of cover for the bass to seek refuge when the waters get too cold or they sense a threat. It may be that there is vegetation or rocky areas, but it seems to be one of the major features. Bass also prefer slow currents or no currents at all so they can effectively live their lives at their own pace. Largemouth bass do live in a high number of US states at the moment and generally can survive in any waters because they are at the top of the food chain. However, expect the unexpected and be prepared to look for your bass before you get to the water!


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