Largemouth Bass ( Micropterus salmoides )

 

Micropterus salmoides

Large Mouth Bass

Common Name Bass, Black Bass, LMB

Local NameTawis (Tagalog);  ?? (Cebuano)

Max Size:  97 cm (10.1 kgs)

Biodiversity: Freshwater (introduced)

DepthSurface  – 7 meters

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit12 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, small fish, worms, lures

IUCN Red List Status(LC) Least Concern

Largemouth Bass were introduced into the Philippines at the turn of the century by Americans who wanted to propagate a sport and food fish in the islands.  The bass were successfully stocked into lakes Lumot and Caliraya, two hydroelectric reservoirs in Laguna.  Later bass were also seeded in the Pantabangan reservoir in Nueva Escija.

Bass have done well in the country though confined mainly to these three lakes.  They remain a top angling species for anglers on the island of Luzon.

Due to the challenging terrain around all three reservoirs, most angler fish for bass from boats.  Bass can be caught all year round though the best time of year to fish for them are the months of March to May.

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Philippines Record:

(This is the largest largemouth bass caught in the Philippines on rod and reel that FTP has received record of to date.  If you know of one larger please contact us.)

4.58 kgs  Caught in Pantabangan Reservoir, Nueva Escija in 2007 by Annie Gonzales.

philippine record 4.62 kg bass

 

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Posted on June 13, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That’s a lunker anywhere in the world!

  2. I caught a 6kg Tawis from Pantabangan in 2015 on a soft worm lure. I have also been broken off at the net by another similar sized fish.

  3. Yes but not sure how to add here, if you like I can email to you if you want to post them

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