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What do Bass Eat? #13531821 04/23/20 09:22 PM
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I've caught a fair amount of bass in some of the neighborhood lakes around here and was wondering what they feed on? If there are a healthy number of bass what other species can I expect to be in those waters? Is it a guarantee that there are other species too or could bass possibly survive in a lake reaching 2+ lbs feeding on insects...? I might try targeting some of those smaller species for fun too!

Random side note, fishing has definitely become my favorite quarantine hobby! Truly unexpected but, I'm thankful for all the wisdom and knowledge of this community!

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Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: NewtotheSport] #13531827 04/23/20 09:25 PM
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They eat Biffle Bugs onna 4/0 Trokar!


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: NewtotheSport] #13531830 04/23/20 09:27 PM
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Oh. Crappie, bluegill, shad, frogs, snakes, baby ducks, birds, other bass. Did I miss anything?

They are mostly the Apex predator in a lake and pond.


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Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13531903 04/23/20 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Oh. Crappie, bluegill, shad, frogs, snakes, baby ducks, birds, other bass. Did I miss anything?

They are mostly the Apex predator in a lake and pond.

turtles, and where they are present: baby alligators.

Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: NewtotheSport] #13531911 04/23/20 10:31 PM
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Anything they can get into their mouths, sometimes, it is too large and they die.

ight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: NewtotheSport] #13531919 04/23/20 10:40 PM
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I had about a 2-3 pound bass attack my golf ball sized red/white bobber once while bream fishing on a city pond,...like a top water bait, went about 20 feet, jumped and spit the bobber,....scared the carp outta me !!

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If there's bass there's pirtch and catfish in texas waters at least.


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I hope it’s as big as you say it is Hop. Don’t wanna be disappointed

Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: JIM SR.] #13531998 04/24/20 12:11 AM
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scared the carpet outa me...... funny

Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: NewtotheSport] #13532004 04/24/20 12:14 AM
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Everything . If sharks were part of the bass family you wouldn’t swim in the ocean

Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13532006 04/24/20 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Oh. Crappie, bluegill, shad, frogs, snakes, baby ducks, birds, other bass. Did I miss anything?

They are mostly the Apex predator in a lake and pond.


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Anything that is alive and can fit in their mouths.
If they got up to 100 lbs humans wouldnt be able to go swimming!

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You if you get too close!,


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Ate my jerkbait really good this morning.


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Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: NewtotheSport] #13533781 04/25/20 09:32 AM
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Mainly shad but anything else they can swallow.


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Re: What do Bass Eat? [Re: NewtotheSport] #13533803 04/25/20 10:52 AM
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Anything, I mean look at the ridiculous lures we use to catch them with.

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