There is a culture of catch and launch, specifically with the bigger girls, who are the stock for future generations. Smaller sized fish of 10-14 inches are excellent eating, however the bigger fish needs to be released to aid maintain future generations.
Young largemouth bass eat tiny lure fish, pests, as well as small shrimp. Grown-up fish consume smaller fish such as bluegills, also snails, crayfish, frogs, salamanders, snakes or even little water birds as well as baby alligators. In the bigger tanks and lakes, where the grown-up bass stay in the much deeper waters, the diet is smaller fish like sunfish, shad, yellow perch, and also shiners. Other fish the grown-up largemouth bass consume are walleyes, trout, catfish, smaller sized black bass, white bass as well as candy striped bass. The target could be as large as half the large mouth's physical body size, and also often larger.