Largemouth Bass

Micropterus salmoides


Conservation Status

  • Largemout bass are carnivorous fish native to the Cumberland River Basin and other regions of North America.
  • Largemouth bass are top predators – they’re the lion of their food web. They’ll strike at nearly anything that moves and eat everything from fish to crawdads, snakes to salamanders, and bats to birds. 
  • The species is the most popular game fish in North America. 
  • The introduction of largemouth bass in other parts of the world has led to the decline and extinction of other freshwater species in Namibia, New Brunswick, Guatemala, and Japan.