Florida Largemouth Bass

( micropterus salmoides floridanus )

Genetics does make a big differente

Here at Suttle Fish Farm we new that  twenty three years ago. We started with  pure Florida strane bass.( Florida largemouth has 69-73 scales along the lateral line compared to the northern largemouth's 59-65 scales) We notis some fish grow bigger and faster than other. Fish hatch the some day stock out the some day and collett the same day  a few fish would  be a lot bigger than the other fish. We have clip and tag these fish over the years and sopnd them together.  We belive that is the key differn in our FLB We have taken the best of the best to inprove our bloodline that why our fish grow  so fast.
Females, however, grow significantly larger than males.  Virtually all bass over eight pounds are female

Males seldom exceed 16 inches, while females frequently surpass 22 inches. At five years of age females may be twice the weight of males. The oldest bass from Florida whose age has been determined by fisheries biologists was 16 year of age.

Suttle Fish Farm sells the Florida Largemouth Bass for pond stocking. Our strand of Bass are 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. 

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 be consumed. 

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. 

There is normally only three times that bass is added to an existing pond. One is when your bluegill are very small and your larger bream have stopped growing. Two is when you have a fish kill and lose most of your larger fish. Smaller bass can be added at a rate of 25 per surface acre with good results. Third is when you want to improve the genetic strand of bass in your lake. The Florida strand bass will interbreed with the northern and produce a faster, larger strand bass. You can stock 25 per surface acre two to three years in a row.

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.

Price: 90.00 per 100 plus shipping

 Suttle Fish Farm will gladly assist you with any information and be available for consultation regarding pond management.

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