The Largemouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides)

large mouth bass


The largemouth bass fish is considered to be one of the most prized game fish in North America. It will readily take many types of live and artificial baits. Bass are usually found around structures such as brush piles and weed beds. It has a widely varied diet that emphasizes on bluegill, minnows, crayfish and other small fish. Its predatory nature helps to keep bluegill from overpopulating.

The largemouth bass fish is similar to the spotted bass and small-mouth bass. It can be distinguished by the deep curvature of its dorsal fin. Bass spawn in depths of 2 to 4 feet of water at temperatures near 62 degrees. One year old fish range in size from 3 to 7 inches. Bass become sexually mature at 10 to 12 inches and may weigh 7 ounces to 1 pound.

How To Buy Largemouth Bass

Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester.  The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers. When you buy bass online, our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your live largemouth bass fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport.

We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish.  Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums. We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish

Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses.  All of our fish are 2024 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 10 years.

Current Availability 

You can view our current availability and hours here. We also update our stocklist on Facebook regularly. Like our page below to keep up to date.
Like us on facebook


Subscribe for the Occasional Newsletter and Seasonal Sale Items!

We Promise Not to Spam You!