Florida Strain Largemouth Bass
Posted March 07 2012 - 11:28 PM
Posted March 07 2012 - 11:57 PM
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Posted March 08 2012 - 08:17 AM
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Posted March 08 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted March 08 2012 - 07:03 PM
I can't contribute to this topic really but I do have to say your screen name is awesome. lol
Posted March 08 2012 - 07:08 PM
I read the article on that. They said they are gonna run tests to see if it's Florida strain or Northern Strain.
Lake Austell in Arkansas was stocked with Florida strain way back when! Also the new state record was caught out of Dunn, which is in the same state park as Austell and at 16.5 lbs I would bet it made its way over from Austell and would be a Florida strain!
I've always wanted to believe we had Florida strain bass throughout the state but I've heard from some folks that we don't so I figure I'd post it. Thanks for the responses fellas. Anyone with any extra info feel free to chime in.
Posted March 08 2012 - 07:40 PM
Posted March 08 2012 - 09:38 PM
The coldest water that a Florida strain largemouth can tolerate is 45 degrees at the depth they in. If the lake doesn't freeze over and has deep water that not below the 45 range, the FLMB can survive. How big FLMB will grow depends on the available prey types the bass feed on; lots of high protein prey and they grow to be giants.
Posted March 09 2012 - 08:14 AM
Posted March 09 2012 - 11:00 AM
FLMB have more lateral line pore scales than NLMB; 59-68, FLMB 69-73. There are other differences in scale counts, the lateral line scales are easier to count as they each have a small hole. You can lay a live bass on a wet towel and count fairly fast, try not to keep the bass out of water more than a minute.
is there an easy way to tell the difference between a florida strain and northern strain?