The Florida Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) occurs naturally in all Florida, though some are considered integrades. Integrades are mixed breads of the Florida Bass and the largemouth bass from the north.
These mixed breads are found from Florida to Maryland. Due mainly to the warmer climate, Florida bass grow to maturity much quicker than northern largemouth bass, and as a result, they have been stocked in many places such as California. Moreover, Florida also offers a chance to fish for the popular Peacock Bass.
The Florida Largemouth Bass is actually a member of the sunfish family, a close relative to the Black Bass.
Florida Lagemouth Bass Fast Growth
The Florida Largemouth Bass is known for its fast growth, large size and the great challenge it provides to anglers more so than its northern cousin does. As Florida is a sub-tropical to temperate climate, it increases the growing season for bass and provides comfortable year round fishing as winter fishing is rather difficult in the north.
Florida also offers a large habitat for the Florida Largemouth Bass with over 10,500 miles (16,898) kilometres of rivers, streams and canals. Believe it or notm but there are 7,710 named lakes in Florida.
The largest Florida Largemouth caught in Florida is a stunning 17.27 pounds (7.8 Kg), however, it is rumoured that a 20.125/9.13 Kg bass was caught. I guess BassFishing-Gurus.com would not be a proper site without some exaggerated fish story.