Goose Creek Lake Bass Fishing Information

Updated: 05/18/2017
Bass Fish Information

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Adult largemouth bass prefer to feed on small fish like perch, sunfish, and minnows. However they are also known to eat crayfish, insects, frogs, and even small aquatic birds. A bass under two inches, known as a "fry", will do not act as predators but instead feed on zooplankton and insect larvae.

Bass is a name shared by many species of fish. The term encompasses both freshwater and marine species, all belonging to the large order Perciformes, or perch-like fishes. The word bass comes from Middle English bars, meaning "Perch".

Bass Facts
  • The largemouth bass has a number of aliases: the wide-mouth bass, Florida bass, black bass, bigmouth bass, bucket-mouth bass, green bass, green trout, southern largemouth and northern largemouth
  • A bass' average lifespan is about 16 years, but have been known to live more than 20 years.
  • Largemouth bass have highly attuned sense of smell, and can zero in on prey by following scent trails in the water.
  • Female largemouth bass are usually larger than male largemouth bass of the same age.
  • Largemouth bass will often breach the surface of the water and become airborne when hooked in an effort to break free.
  • It is encouraged among anglers to release large specimens of largemouth bass, because the larger fish are usually breed-king females that contribute to the future fishing stock.

World Record Bass Catches

  • The world record bass was caught in 1932 and weighed 22 pounds 4 ounces. In 2009, the same size bass was caught in Japan to tie the record.

Feeding Habits Of The Bass

  • Feeding habits depend on a variety of different factors such as weather, season, and time of day.
  • Due to sensitivity to light, largemouth bass are more active early and late in the day.
  • Early spring is the easiest time to hook a largemouth because they will start moving closer to the surface.

Most Common Fishing Lures Used For Bass Fishing

  • The most common lures used for bass fishing include plastic worms, jigs, crank-baits, spinner-baits, and spoons.
  • Bass are opportunist foragers, so experiment with different types of bait and lures.
  • Largemouth bass are mostly attracted to the color red.