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What do you think this bass ate??

See the Bass who ate the Crappie

Take a look at the bulging belly on this bass! What did this big guy eat?

Bulging belly

Take a look below and see what we found inside this bass.  Bass are basically opportunistic feeders, that consume whatever is readily available.  Guess this one pound crappie was in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Bass and crappie

Did you know?

  • Bass feed primarily by sight
  • In low light conditions, they must rely on other adaptations that sense sound or vibrations
  • Smell and taste are probably used less for feeding than other senses
  • Bass are basically opportunistic feeders that consume whatever is most readily available
  • Feeding of largemouth bass is triggered both by hunger or by a reflex
  • Adult largemouth bass do not feed continuously. Once a meal is ingested, the bass may not feed again for hours or days, depending on the size of the prey that was eaten
  • Largemouth bass prefer temperatures in the range of 65-85o F. Feeding frequency declines considerably when water temperatures occur outside of this range
  • Feeding occurs any time during the day or night, but appears most frequent at daybreak, dusk, or during overcast conditions