The largemouth bass is hands down the best known and most popular game fish in North America and an absolute blast to target from a paddle board. Although these fish are found throughout the united states, Florida is an outstanding destination to catch a trophy fish, otherwise known as a pig.
There is a variety of ways to target these gamefish. The best live bait is a golden shiner that is fished under a float or free-lined, hooked through the lips or back with a 2/0 to 5/0 circle hook on a medium to medium-heavy rod. When fishing areas with thick vegetation or cover, use 14- to 20-pound test line. Plastic worms or hard twitch baits are the most common artificial bait for largemouth bass. A weedless Texas- or Carolina-rigged worm is a very effective way to fish heavy plant cover.
Largemouth bass spawn in spring. Males will bed a nest and then protect their eggs and fry. The baby largemouth bass will eat zooplankton until they are about an inch long and start to eat other small fish. Adults will eat a wide variety of fish, freshwater crustaceans, large insects, mice, reptiles and and at times small birds and fowl.