Florida Largemouth Bass (micropterus salmoides
Suttle Fish Farm sells
the Florida Largemouth Bass for pond stocking. Our strand of Bass is one
of the best on the market. We have sold our Bass to state fish hatcheries
and commercial fish hatcheries. The Florida Largemouth Bass is the ultimate
species for stocking lakes and ponds. It is the number one sought after
trophy fish. Mississippi state records have shown the bass reaching
18 lbs. and above.
The horizontal and vertical
markings on the Florida Largemouth Bass are very distinct. The name "Largemouth"
is certainly indicative of the very largemouth they possess. See the Bass
anantomy link below.
The stocking rate for the
bass should be in the ratio of one bass to ten bluegill. They should be added in May,June, & July after the winter
bluegill has reproduced. The Florida Bass is very cannibalistic and
their main food supply is the bluegill. Studies have shown that in order
for the bass to gain one pound in weight, five pounds of bluegill will
Proper pond management
is extremely important to promote the food chain of the bass. Adding
the Florida Largemouth Bass to a pond with other species of bass will
increase the genetic potential of that pond.
Suttle Fish Farm is extremely
proud of our brood fish. enormous effort is made to maintain the genetic
line of the Florida Largemouth Bass. Measures have been taken to ensure
that no interbreeding takes place.
Clients of Suttle Fish
Farm has reported three pound growth in one year. One client reported
4 pounds 15 ounces bass. Records indicate the bass was 15 months old. This
was unusual but a great potential goal for everyone! You can expect 80%
of your Florida Largemouth Bass to range from 3 pounds in one year. This
is the usual report from clients.
Farm will gladly assist you with any information and be available for consultation
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