The Black Bass Family

Black bass have gained an enormous notoriety for being the most challenging sport fish there is that exists. They are of the genus Micropterus. There are several different Micropterus (also known as bass) that flourish waters all over the region, however the warmer climate the better as the black bass family tend to thrive in waters that range from a comfortable 80-82 degrees( especially largemouth bass), although they can survive in 35 degree water temperatures. These fish do not prefer deep vast waters and tend to remain in waters that are 20ft and under.

Black bass are members of the sunfish family, and the sea bass genre. Not many are aware, but bass choose their sustenance of life according to their size and essential needs. They have and feed from a vast array of organisms that thrive in ponds, waters, rivers, freshwater river basins, quarries, and other fresh-water regions, thus this is where they seem to dwell in quantities.

Bass spawn in 62-65 degree water, and tend to be found plentiful in warmer climates. The six major species of black bass are Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Spotted bass, Suwannee bass, Guadalupe bass, and Redeye bass. These are all members that are included in the Sunfish family.

It is amazing to know that species that are within this family grow from a foot at their smallest and weigh in at under a minimal pound, however the most popular sought after catch is the extreme largemouth bass that can expand in weights over 20 lbs and lengths over 2-3 ft. It is said that some largemouth bass have a life span of over 16 years, although the median life span for bass has been reported at about a decade.

There are also two main categories of largemouth bass, the Florida largemouth, and the northern largemouth bass. Floridians are lucky, because extreme largemouth bass dwell there in vast quantities. They have differing idiosyncrasies than northern bass, because their scales tend to be smaller and they grow to colossal sizes. It is a newer trend that the southern states are beginning to stock their ponds and waters with these intriguing species of the aquatic black bass family.

The Largemouth Bass

The most popular is the largemouth bass family. They are readily available in broad regions of the world, and are the most renowned fish species in the black bass family to anglers all over the globe. The largemouth bass has deep palette colored traits with dark-deep black shaded colors on its back, and green and auburn brown radiant colors on its sides. Largemouth bass also have whiter colored characteristics on their undersides than their close cousins in the black bass family. There is the easily recognized contrast of the horizontal band of coloration that aligns the length of the bass, and the jaw line of this bass is apparently distinctive path running from the back of the eye.

Smallmouth bass in the black bass family

Not as popular as the largemouth, but just as veracious is the smallmouth bass a major member of the black bass family. They expand to be larger fish, however not as large as the extreme largemouth bass that some can find. It has distinctive bronze and fluorescent green coloring, and are also termed as” bronze backs.” The vertical lines that extend their bodies resemble diamond shapes, and their jaw line is greatly altered than that of a largemouth in that it doesn’t extend farther than the middle of the eye.

Spotted bass in the black bass family

Spotted bass are rare entities, and almost as sought for as their largemouth cousins. Even though they do not expand as large as the extreme largemouth bass, they flourish in quantities in all fresh water regions. They have a blotchy vertical band that extends their body, and is a deeper black in contrast to their lighter greener palette along their scales. Each of their scales consists of blotchy spots; hence their name”spotted bass.”

Red bass in the black bass family

One of the rarest species of the black bass family, redeye bass is name-saked from their “red eyes.” They are browner colored and have dark botches among their bodies. Red bass fins are red-tinted and there is no distinguishing lateral line on their torsos, their jaw extends to the back of the eye, and their scales and bodies are supplemented with blotchy dark colors.

Guadalupe bass in the black bass family

The Guadalupe bass is not found often. It has a very splotchy lateral line, and is mainly green shaded. They are similar to spotted bass; however their green palette extends throughout their body. Their jaw reaches to the extent of the length of their eye.

Suwannee bass in the black bass family

The Suwannee bass is a smaller bass, as it doesn’t expand in average of 12 inches in length. It is the smallest of bass in the black bass family. It does consist of the lateral lines and the blotches similar to its cousins. However the tail possesses a distinguishing black spot, and the belly, cheeks and breast is a radiant turquoise shade.

Source by Adam Alpers

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