The largemouth bass is the best known and most popular game fish in North America. It is distinguished from other black bass because the upper jaw extends beyond the rear edge of the eye, and the first and second dorsal (back) fins are separated by an obvious deep dip.
The Florida largemouth bass is the state freshwater fish. Found statewide in lakes and rivers, they are commonly found along vegetation or underwater structures, but schooling bass are also found in the middle of lakes.
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, they begin eating other small fish. Adults eat a wide variety of fish, crustaceans, and larger insects.
Soft plastic worms, live bait like night crawlers, shiners, and spin beetles
Some anglers have luck with frogs or other lures, like a whopper plopper and many others.
1. Live worms and shiners available at some bait and tackle stores yield good chances of catching bass in Canals, Florida.
2. Soft plastic worms are a good lure for lakes and canals for bass colors like red, pumpkin seed, and June bug red.
3. Hooks: For soft plastic worms, a wide gap hook is a good pick; you just need to match the size of the hook with the worm.