Upper Peninsula of Michigan Fly Fishing Guide

Largemouth Bass - Upper Peninsula Michigan Fly Fishing Guide

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The Largemouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides) is a species of black bass in the sunfish family native to North America. Juveniles consume bait fish, scuds, small shrimp and insects. Adults consume smaller fish, snails, crayfish, frogs, snakes, salamanders, small aquatic birds and mammals. Under overhead cover, such as overhanging banks, brush, or submerged structure, such as weedbeds, points, humps and drop-offs. Largemouths use their sense of hearing, sight, vibration and smell to attack and seize prey.
Largemouth Bass are not considered a common species found in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, this is not true. They can be found in almost any river or lake across the U.P. Largies have been caught up to 10 pounds here in "God's Country." Into The Wild Fly Fishing guides on some of the best water for giant bucketmouths. Largemouths of 5 pounds are common on waters we fish, but have been caught over 8 pounds. They can also be caught from the season opener to close.