Known for its size and strength, the Largemouth Bass is a favorite among Florida anglers. This freshwater predator is prevalent across the Sunshine State, particularly in the St. Johns River, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, and Lake Okeechobee.
Best Seasons for Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass fishing peaks during the spring months, particularly from February to April. During this time, these fish spawn in the shallow waters, making them easier targets for anglers.
Popular methods for catching Largemouth include casting and trolling with artificial lures. Plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits are favorites among bass anglers. Live baits, such as minnows and shiners, can also be effective.
Did you know? The world record for the largest Largemouth ever caught is tied between a one caught in Georgia in 1932 and another caught in Japan in 2009, each weighing in at 22 pounds 4 ounces. Florida’s record isn’t far behind at 20.13 pounds.