Florida Fresh Water Fish and Fishing (Classic Reprint)

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Often called trout in many parts of Florida, the largemouth black bass builds its spawning nest in shallow water. Although most of the spawning occurs during the spring months, bass have been known to spawn during almost every month of the year. From five to twenty thousand eggs may be laid by a single female fish. Being adhesive, the eggs adhere to. Roots, stones and other mate rials in the nest, which is guarded by the male parent. While guarding such a nest, the large mouth black bass will attack other. Fish and other forms of water life which threaten the nest.

After hatching, the young fish remain with the parent bass until they learn to fend for themselves. Then the parent-s seem to lose interest in their young (and often even turn cannibalistic and eat their own young), and the schools of small fish swim away to get their start in life.

As they pass the early days of their youth, the tendency toward gluttony exerts itself. Soon the largemouth, and this is especially true of the Florida sub-species, loses the trim lines of its younger days. So aldermanic of abdomen do some specimens become that a fish in the position to indulge its porcine tendencies may give the im pression of being all head and belly. Despite its overfed appearance, the experience of Florida anglers disputes in no uncertain terms the belief of some that the heavy paunched largemouth is logy. Many authorities on the subject go so far as to state that Florida bass have an inherent fighting ability rarely equalled by like specimens anywhere else in the range of the species.

Florida's largemouth black bass are usually dark greenish on the upper portion of the body, with a dark lateral bar along each side. Lower sides and belly are lighter in coloration, sometimes being almost white.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780265796733

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 25


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781527852839

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.2 cm

Page Count - 27

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