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Florida Fish Species

Alligator Gar
American Eel
American Shad
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Black Drum
Blue Catfish
Blue Tilapia
Bluegill
Bowfin
Brown Bullhead
Brown Hoplo
Chain Pickerel
Channel Catfish
Clown Knifefish
Common Carp
Flathead Catfish
Flier
Florida Gar
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Inland Silverside
Ladyfish
Lake Chubsucker
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Gar
Longnose Sucker
Mayan Cichlid
Mozambique Tilapia
Oscar
Peacock Bass
Red Drum
Redbreast Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Redfin Pickerel
Redspotted Sunfish
Shoal Bass
Spotted Bass
Spotted Sunfish
Spotted Tilapia
Striped Bass
Striped Mullet
Suckermouth Catfish
Sunfish (Bream)
Suwannee Bass
Threadfin Shad
Warmouth
White Bass
White Catfish
Yellow Bullhead

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FishExplorer Lakes with Largemouth Bass
Lake Alfred
Alligator Lake
Lake Apopka
Lake Arbuckle
Lake Ariana
Lake Baldwin
Bay Lake
Bear Lake
Lake Beauclair
Big Sand Lake
Black Lake
Lake Blue Cypress
Lake Bryant
Lake Buffum
Butler Chain
Lake Cannon
Lake Carlton
Cat Lake
Center Lake
Clear Lake
Lake Clinch
Lake Conlin
Lake Conway
Crescent Lake
Crews Lake
Crooked Lake
Cypress Lake
Dead Lakes
Deer Point Lake
Lake Denham
Lake Dexter
Lake Dias
Lake Disston
Doctors Lake
Lake Dora
Lake Dorr
Eagle Lake
East Lake Tohopekaliga
Edward Medard Reservoir
Ella Lake
Lake Eloise
Lake Eustis
Lake Fairview
Lake Fannie
Lake Geneva
Lake Gentry
Lake George
Lake Griffin
Lake Haines
Lake Hamilton
Lake Hancock
Lake Harney
Lake Harris
Lake Hart
Lake Hartridge
Lake Hatchineha
Lake Hellen Blazes
Holly Lake
Lake Howard
Hurricane Lake
Lake Ida
Lake Idylwild
Lake Istokpoga
Lake Ivanhoe
Lake Jackson (Sebring)
Lake Jackson (Tallahassee)
Lake Jesup
John's Lake
Lake Josephine
Lake Juliana
Lake June-in-Winter
Juniper Lake
Karick Lake
Kenansville Lake
Lake Kerr
Lake Kissimmee
Lake Lawne
Ledwith Lake
Levy Lake
Little Lake Harris
Lake Livingston
Lake Lizzie
Lochloosa Lake
Loughman Lake
Lake Louisa
Lowry Lake
Lake Manatee
Lake Marian
Lake Marion
Lake Mary Jane
Lake Mattie
Lake McLeod
Merritts Mill Pond
Lake Miccosukee
Lake Minnehaha
Lake Minneola
Lake Miona
Lake Monroe
Lake Myakka
Newnans Lake
Ocean Pond
Ocheesee Pond
Lake Okeechobee
Orange Lake
Lake Osborne
Lake Panasoffkee
Lake Parker
Lake Pierce
Lake Placid
Lake Poinsett
Puzzle Lake
Lake Reedy
Lake Rochelle
Rodman Reservoir
Lake Rosalie
Lake Rousseau
Lake Rowell
Lake Sampson
Lake Santa Fe
Sawgrass Lake
Sellers Lake
Lake Seminole
Shipp Lake
South Lake
Starke Lake
Stick Marsh
Lake Summit
Suwannee Lake
Lake Talquin
Lake Tarpon
Tenoroc Lakes
Lake Thonotosassa
Lake Tibet
Tiger Lake
Lake Tohopekaliga
Lake Trafford
Trout Lake (Osceola Cty)
Tsala Apopka Chain
Turkey Lake
Lake Underhill
Ward Lake (Bill Evers Reservoir)
Lake Washington
Lake Weir
Lake Weohyakapka
Wildcat Lake
Lake Winder
Lake Woodruff
Lake Yale
FishExplorer Rivers with Largemouth Bass
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Largemouth Bass
From the Michigan DNR:
The largemouth bass lives in shallow water habitats, among reeds, waterlilies and other vegetation. It shares these habitats with muskies, northern pike, yellow perch and bullheads. Largemouth bass are adapted to warm waters of 80-82 degree F, and are seldom found deeper than 20 feet. They prefer clear waters with no noticeable current and do not tolerate excessive turbidity and siltation. In winter they dwell on or near the lake bottom, but stay fairly active throughout the season.

Like the smallmouth bass, they spawn in late spring or early summer. The male constructs a nest on rocky or gravelly bottoms, although occasionally the eggs are deposited on leaves and rootlets of submerged vegetation. The eggs, which are smaller than those of the smallmouth bass, hatch in three to four days. The fry rise up out of the nest in five to eight days and form a tight school. This school feeds over the nest and later the nursery area while the male stands guard. The school breaks up about a month after hatching when the fry are about one inch long. Largemouth bass eat minnows, carp, and practically any other available fish species including their own. Young largemouth fall prey to yellow perch, walleyes, northern pike, and muskies. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass are parasitized by the bass tapeworm, black spot and yellow grub. None are harmful to humans in cooked fish.

Identifying characteristics: (Native Fish) Two dorsal fins with a deep notch between spinous and soft-rayed portions, body longer than deep, upper jaw extends beyond rear of eye, dark lateral streak.

Largemouth Bass in Florida

The following is courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

The Florida largemouth bass is the state freshwater fish. Found statewide in lakes and rivers, they are commonly found along vegetation, or underwater structure, but schooling bass are also found in the middle of lakes.
 
Behavior:  Black bass spawn in spring, when males fan out a bed and then protect the eggs and fry. The baby fish eat zooplankton (microscopic animals that drift in the water column), and when about an inch long begin eating other small fish. Adults eat a wide variety of fish, crustaceans and larger insects.
 
State Record: 17.27 lbs. (Note several larger fish have been documented but not certified.) Big Catch: 24 inches or 8.0 lbs.
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