CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
I’ve got quite a nice group of these guys in the pond. Get the frying pan!
“Largemouth bass may consume small fish, insects, mosquitoes, blackfly larvae, mayfly nymphs, worms, adult insects, mussels, crayfish, snails, tadpoles, frogs, small fish, salamanders, mice, turtles. In general largemouth bass feed at all hours, but most often in the early morning or late in the day. In some cases, the prey is not completely swallowed up initially; it is caught and held in the jaws and then it is sucked in.”