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Largemouth Bass   (
Micropterus salmoides salmoides and the Florida largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides floridanus), Black bass, green trout, bigmouth bass, lineside bass, bucketmouth bass, openmouth bass, hog, hawg, lineside, trout, green trout, green bass, Oswego bass, Welshman, slough bass, lake bass

The largemouth bass is the largest member of the Sunfish family (Centrarchidae). Members of the genus (Micropterus) are known as black bass and share the sunfish family with the bream (Lepomis spp.), crappies (Pomoxis spp.) and several other genera.  Micropterus is Greek, meaning "small fin". Salmoides is from the Greek salmo, meaning "trout", and refers to the fact that largemouth bass have been called "trout" in some southern states

The largemouth bass is native to the midwestern and southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico. At present, largemouth bass have been introduced throughout the United States and many other countries worldwide.

Quality - The meat is white, flaky and low in oil content. The flavor depends upon the way the fish are cleaned and prepared. The strong weedy taste of bass caught in some waters may be eliminated by skinning the fish and salting and peppering the fillets before battering. Fillets usually are fried, while larger ones may be baked

Largemouth bass look similar to their close cousin, the smallmouth. Often they are found in the same waters

The largemouth is the most sought after freshwater sport fish hands down. 

The world record was caught by George W. Perry on June 2, 1932, in Montgomery Lake, in Telfair County, Georgia.  The largemouth bass weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces.  She measured 32 inches long and had a girth of 28 inches.  This is still the world record today. 

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